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I recently just bought a second monitor and I was wondering if anyone knew how I could extend the Task Bar to go onto both monitors. I am using Windows 7.

asked Jun 27 '10 at 18:43

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edited Jun 27 '10 at 20:50

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I don't have my duel screen set up on windows 7, but as far as I recall there is no native support for this. You might want to consider a program like Ultamon (I use it, it's great) that not only extend the bar, but also can manage your wallpapers, screen savers and a few extras to fit both screens as well.

Give it a try, it's great. Good Luck.

answered Jun 27 '10 at 19:38

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you wont really get the option for that, unless you do a horizontal span (but then you will have the problem of not being able to maximize windows with out then spanning across both screens.

When you do a dual view it considers the second screen as a second desktop but windows feels you only need one task bar.

Not sure if there any addons that will give 2 taskbars but nothing in windows will offer it when in dual view.

answered Jun 27 '10 at 19:23

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Thanks for the answers guys, i have tried UltraMon and it is Great! all works fine.

Thanks again.

answered Jun 27 '10 at 20:27

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My personal recommendation is Actual Multiple Monitors. It is a most powerful utility among others and it works fine under Windows 7.

Multiple Monitor Taskbar

The most important feature for me is an additional taskbar on my second monitor that has all features of main taskbar like Start button and tray area with notification icons. Even more, it has Pin to Taskbar feature of Windows 7.

answered Jun 28 '10 at 01:33

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