How to Show or Hide Taskbar on Multi-Monitor Displays on Windows 11

Windows 11 is ready to take on the world with its fresh UI and unique features. One particular aspect that Windows 11 is geared for seamless operations is the multiple monitor setup. However, the more screen added also adds up to the extent of software customization required.

How to Show or Hide Taskbar on Multi-Monitor Displays on Windows 11

Customization options and required functionalities for multiple monitor setup are easily accessible through the taskbar. Here are all the steps needed to Show or Hide Taskbar on Multi-Monitor Displays on Windows 11.

Using Windows Settings

To show or hide taskbar on multi-monitor display on Windows 11 using Windows settings is rather easy and requires only a few steps;

  • First, you have to access the settings panel in Windows 11. For this, press the Windows and I key simultaneously.Windows 11 Setting
  • Once the settings Window opens, choose the personalization option and then click on the taskbar tab.
  • Next, you have to look for the taskbar behavior section. This section will allow you to manage several taskbar settings.Windows 11 Taskbar
  • Once you are on the taskbar behavior screen, locate the ‘Show my taskbar on all displays’ and click on it. A tick mark will appear next to the said option.
  • Now you can choose how you want to display the opened icons or whether you want them on the main monitor or all connected monitors.
  • Expand the ‘When using multiple displays, show my Taskbar apps on’ drop-down menu.
  • The menu will consist of three options, namely ‘All taskbars‘, ‘Main taskbar and taskbar where the Window is open’, and lastly ‘Taskbar where the Window is open.’
  • You can choose whatever option you want; however, it will be set to All taskbars by default.

Using Taskbar Settings?

Another simple way to show or hide a taskbar on a multi-monitor setup in Windows 11 is through taskbar settings. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  • On your Windows 11 screen, navigate to the taskbar and right-click on it. From the menu that appears, choose the Taskbar Settings option.
  • Once you click on the option, the Taskbar Settings menu will appear. Click on the Taskbar behaviors menu and expand it.
  • Next, tick the box next to the ‘Show taskbar on all displays’ option.

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Using Registry Editor 

Tweaking the registry entries could cause your system to crash. Therefore, apply these steps only if you are comfortable with working on registry entries. Otherwise, we recommend that you take assistance from an expert. Anyway, here are the exact steps you need to follow;

  • First, you have to open the run command. You can press the Windows and R keys simultaneously to open the run dialogue box.
  • In the run dialogue box, type Regedit and press enter. In the UAC prompt, click, Yes option.
  • Now, click on the advanced tab; next, click on new and then on DWORD (32 Bit) value. You have to rename it as MMTaskbarEnabled.
  • Now you have to change this value. Double click on it, and in the dialogue box that appears enter 1 as value data, then press OK.
  • Now, close the registry Window and open the taskbar screen. Scroll down till you find the Windows Explorer process and click on Restart.
  • That’s all the steps. You will now see Taskbar on multiple displays on Windows 11.

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