Moving the taskbar isn’t as easy on Windows 11. However, you can still move the taskbar to a second monitor on Windows 11 by using the steps in this guide.
New to Windows 11? Moving the taskbar to a second monitor on Windows 11 isn’t as easy to do as older versions.
On Windows 10, you can unlock the taskbar and move it wherever you want. On Windows 11, you’ll need to make changes in the Settings menu to do it instead—if you know where to look.
If you’re unsure how, here’s what you’ll need to do to move your taskbar to a second monitor on a Windows 11 PC.
How to Move Taskbar to a Second Monitor on Windows 11
To move the Taskbar to a second monitor on Windows 11:
- Open the Start menu and select Settings.
- When Settings opens, select System and click the Display option in the right panel.
- Select the monitor you want to move the taskbar. If you’re not sure which is which, click the Identify button.
- Expand the Multiple Displays menu and check the make this my main display option.
- Next, click Personalization from the list on the left.
- Select the Taskbar option.
- Expand the Taskbar behaviors menu.
- Uncheck the Show my taskbar on all displays option.
The taskbar will now appear on the monitor you selected. However, it’s worth noting that the system will make it your primary monitor. When you launch an app, it will show up on that screen.
You can change this setting later by changing your main display.
How to Show Taskbar on All Monitors on Windows 11
If you don’t want to move the taskbar around, you can make it display on both monitors via the Settings menu.
To show the taskbar on all monitors on Windows 11:
- Open the Start menu and choose Settings.
- When Settings opens, select the Personalization option on the left panel.
- Scroll down and expand the Taskbar menu.
- Click to expand the Taskbar behaviors menu.
- Check the Show my taskbar on all displays option.
Now the taskbar will display on each monitor you have connected to your Windows 11 system. Uncheck Show my taskbar on all displays to remove it from all but your primary monitor.
Moving the Taskbar on Windows 11
You can move the taskbar to a second monitor if you have a dual monitor setup running Windows 11. It’s not as easy as Windows 10, where you can drag it wherever you want. However, it’s straightforward if you know where to look in Settings.
When connecting a second monitor on Windows 10, you can unlock the taskbar and move it where you want, including a second display. You can also move the taskbar on Windows 11 to the top of your screen.
There are other display settings you can manage on Windows 11 too. For example, you can adjust display scale settings. Also, if you’re not a fan of the new centered taskbar, you can move the Start menu and the Taskbar back to the left.