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Change Which Taskbar to Show Apps on for Multiple Displays in Windows 11

The taskbar in Windows 11 shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store buttons (icons) aligned to the center by default.

If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then you can show the taskbar on all displays instead of just on the main display.

The main taskbar is the taskbar with the clock and taskbar corner icons on it, and is on your main display. Taskbars that show on other displays not set as your main display do have the clock (if turned on), but do not have the taskbar corner icons on them.

When Show my taskbar on all displays is turned on when using multiple displays, you can select to show your taskbar apps on one of the following:

  • All taskbars = Pinned and open apps will show their icon on all taskbars on all displays.
  • Main taskbar and taskbar where window is open = Pinned apps will only show on the main taskbar. Icons for open apps will show on both the main taskbar and the taskbar on the display where the window is open.
  • Taskbar where window is open = Pinned apps will only show on the main taskbar. Icons for open apps will only show on the taskbar on the display where the window is open.

This tutorial will show you how to change which taskbar to show taskbar apps on when using multiple displays for your account in Windows 11.

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