How to move Taskbar to second monitor on Windows 11

You still can move the Taskbar to a specific display, and here's how.

Windows 11 move Taskbar
Windows 11 move Taskbar

On Windows 11, you can move the Taskbar to another monitor, but it’s not as easy anymore. Although on Windows 10, you could unlock and drag the Taskbar to the display you want, the option is no longer available on Windows 11.

However, if you still want to move the Taskbar to a second monitor on a multi-monitor setup, you can do this using the “Display” settings.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to move the Taskbar to a second monitor on Windows 11.

Move Taskbar to second monitor on Windows 11

To move the Taskbar to another monitor, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display tab.

  4. Select the monitor to move the Taskbar.

  5. Click the Multiple displays setting.

  6. Check the “Make this my main display” option.

    Show taskbar specific monitor

  7. (Optional) Click on Personalization.

  8. Click the Taskbar tab.

  9. Click the Taskbar behaviors settings.

  10. Clear the “Show my taskbar on all displays” option to show it only on one display.

    Show taskbar only one display

Once you complete the steps, the Taskbar will appear on the monitor you want. However, the system will make it the primary monitor, meaning that apps will launch by default on this display.

Show Taskbar on all monitors on Windows 11

To show the Taskbar on all monitors, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click the Taskbar tab.

  4. Click the Taskbar behaviors settings.

  5. Check the “Show my taskbar on all displays” option.

    Show taskbar in all displays

After you complete the steps, the Taskbar will appear on all monitors without changing the display settings.

In addition, the clock will also show across all monitors. It’s important to mention this because, originally, the Taskbar only showed the date and time on the primary screen, and many users had to use third-party tools to show this information across screens.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].