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Can we get a clock on both taskbars?

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    Can we get a clock on both taskbars?


    So I'm running Windows 8 and like that Microsoft decided to extend the task bar to my secondary monitor. However, I think they should take it one step further. Why can't we have the clock on both of the taskbars as well? Picture this scenario:

    You got up at 7am and have class at 9:30am. With 2 and a half hours of free time, you decide to play Skyrim. However, because Skyrim runs full screen, you can't easily view the clock unless you either alt-tab out or (if you are running Steam) shift-tab to bring up the game overlay. You could also find a desktop gadget to stick on your other monitor, but why not simply duplicate the notification tray and system clock onto the other monitor. I'm sure someone could find a way to mod it into this release. Any ideas?

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    Windows 8


    This solution doesn't give you the clock on both monitors, but it does allow you to see the clock whilst playing games full screen.

    1. Unlock your task bars
    2. Drag your primary task bar onto the secondary monitor

    Now your clock/primary task bar will be on the secondary monitor, so when the full screen games are playing on your primary monitor you can still see the time.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    So I'm running Windows 8 and like that Microsoft decided to extend the task bar to my secondary monitor. However, I think they should take it one step further. Why can't we have the clock on both of the taskbars as well? Picture this scenario:

    You got up at 7am and have class at 9:30am. With 2 and a half hours of free time, you decide to play Skyrim. However, because Skyrim runs full screen, you can't easily view the clock unless you either alt-tab out or (if you are running Steam) shift-tab to bring up the game overlay. You could also find a desktop gadget to stick on your other monitor, but why not simply duplicate the notification tray and system clock onto the other monitor. I'm sure someone could find a way to mod it into this release. Any ideas?

    If you could run Chrome in the other monitor you could have a full screen clock.
    See picture---

    http://i47.tinypic.com/oavnrk.png
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    Windows 7/8


    Yeah, for that exact reason I run a clock gadget on the secondary monito... oh yeah no more gadgets
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    Hi There
    This question was asked in the general forum a couple of days ago
    have a look here https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...r-taskbar.html displayfusion will do what you want.
    Regards
    Aquatarkus
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Microsoft's "geniuses" still haven't figured this one out yet after I dunno, 10+ years. So yes we still have to rely on third party apps. But hey! You can easily assign wallpaper to individual screens and pick and choose what icons show on which taskbar! Those guys are brilliant...
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Yeah, for that exact reason I run a clock gadget on the secondary monito... oh yeah no more gadgets
    Use gadgets on Windows 8: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8
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