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    Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

    Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 8
    How to Hide or Show the Taskbar on Multiple Displays in Windows 8
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    How to Hide or Show Taskbar on Multiple Displays in Windows 8

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    By default, the taskbar will always show on your main display. If you have more than one display (monitor/screen), then this will show you how to hide or show a taskbar on all the other displays, and how you want the buttons to be arranged on these taskbars for your user account in Windows 8. A taskbar button represents an open window on the desktop.

    Only the main display will show the notification area and clock on it's taskbar. The other displays will only show the taskbar and the icon or button of any pinned and opened programs.


    EXAMPLE: Taskbar in Windows 8
    NOTE: Taskbars on displays other than the main display will not have the notification area (system icons) on them.

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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open Taskbar Properties.

    2. On your desktop, right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Taskbar icon, and go to step 4 below.

    4.
    Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Not Show a Taskbar on All Displays
    NOTE: This will turn off the taskbar on all displays except the main display.

    A) In the Taskbar tab under Multiple displays, uncheck the Show taskbar on all displays box, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. To Show a Taskbar on All Displays
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) In the Taskbar tab under Multiple displays, check the Show taskbar on all displays box. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Under Show taskbar buttons on, select how you want taskbar buttons to be shown on the displays other than the main display, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Note   Note

    • All taskbars - The taskbar buttons for all of your open windows will be duplicated on the taskbars on each display. This is the default setting.
    • Main taskbar and taskbar where window is open - This setting shows a taskbar button on your main display and duplicates it only on the taskbar on the display where the window is open.
    • Taskbar where window is open - This setting shows a taskbar button only on the display where the window is open. None of these buttons are duplicated on other taskbars including your main display.


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    7. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5A or 6A)



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    thanks Shawn,

    but in include what I get, so no MULIPLE DISPLAYS.....
    so I guess I need to add another step?

    thanks

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    Hello Jeff,

    Yep, you would just need to connect another display.


    If you only have one display, then this tutorial does not apply. The tutorial is only for if you have more than one display.
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    yes, you are right, silly me...

    thanks

    Jeff
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    No problem Jeff. Nar, you're not being silly. It's a new OS that we are all getting used to.
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