How To Disable Taskbar on a Second Monitor in Windows 10

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A multi-monitor setup in Windows 10 can be a beautiful thing — but it can also be a confusing thing, if you don’t pin down your settings just so. For example: by default, your taskbar will show up on both monitors, replete with every project you’re working on. If you prefer to keep your second monitor as uncluttered as possible, you can get rid of this unsightly annoyance. The process is simple, but you need to know where to look.

Before you start, make sure your second monitor is already up and running. If Windows doesn’t recognize it, you have bigger problems than your taskbar.

1. Right click the taskbar, then click Taskbar Settings.taskbar 1 675403

You can do this on either screen.

2. Scroll down to the Multiple Displays section.taskbar 2 675403

It’s close to the bottom of the Taskbar settings, so keep scrolling.

3. Turn “Show taskbar on all displays” off.taskbar 3 675403

You should see the change take effect immediately.

4.Fine-tune the taskbar settings. (Optional)

Windows 10 actually offers quite a few ways you can customize the second-monitor taskbar. Who knows? If you try out a few different variations, you might just find that you like having it around after all. You can choose to show the taskbar on only the active screen, or you can have the second monitor concatenate all similar programs into a single pane, making the interface a little more navigable. It’s not as tidy as just turning the whole thing off altogether, but as long as you’re here, you may as well try it out.

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  • Glenna Cecily Archiblad {Miss} Says:

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  • Glenna Cecily Archiblad {Miss} Says:

    I have not been using my Macbllok 8. I have lost the connection as the screen had just shut down. I am making uou at Microsoft aware of this, because i have been invited on the Midcrosoft proggramme. I was eventually trying to use my Macbook 8 to support a working envirokmejnt for gainin aviailability commujnications for my proffessional work and support. i hope you can up-date me on important benfits.
    Yours sincerley,
    G. Archibald.
    Construction planning & in the Arts trust, trustee.

  • Glenna Cecily Archiblad {Miss} Says:

    I have not been using my Macbllok 8. I have lost the connection as the screen had just shut down. I am making uou at Microsoft aware of this, because i have been invited on the Midcrosoft proggramme. I was eventually trying to use my Macbook 8 to support a working envirokmejnt for gainin aviailability commujnications for my proffessional work and support. i hope you can up-date me on important benfits.
    Yours sincerley,
    G. Archibald.
    Construction planning & in the Arts trust, trustee.

  • Glenna Cecily Archiblad {Miss} Says:

    I have not been using my Macbllok 8. I have lost the connection as the screen had just shut down. I am making uou at Microsoft aware of this, because i have been invited on the Midcrosoft proggramme. I was eventually trying to use my Macbook 8 to support a working envirokmejnt for gainin aviailability commujnications for my proffessional work and support. i hope you can up-date me on important benfits.
    Yours sincerley,
    G. Archibald.
    Construction planning & in the Arts trust, trustee.

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