If you use multiple monitors with your PC and you’re also a new Windows 11 user, you may have already noticed that moving the taskbar to a different monitor isn’t as easy as the previous versions. In the previous versions of windows, you could simply unlock the taskbar and move it around s you wanted.
But in Windows 11, you will need to go to the settings and follow some specific steps to do it. Here in this article, we will show you how you can move the taskbar to your other monitor if you’re a Windows 11 user.
How to Move the Taskbar to Another Monitor in Windows 11
You will need to follow some specific steps for it to work. Here are the steps –
Press the Windows + I button to open the Settings app.
From the Settings window, click on System and then Display from the right-side menu.
Now select the monitor you want your taskbar to move. If you’re unsure about which monitor is which, click on Identify.
After identifying the correct monitor, click on the Multiple displays menu and then click on the Make this my main display checkbox.
Now click on Personalize from the left-side menu and select Taskbar from the right-side menu.
Click on the Taskbar behaviors menu.
Here, click to uncheck the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
Now the taskbar will only display on the monitor you chose. Note that this will set your other monitor as the main display. This means launching an app will be displayed on the second monitor. But of course, you can always change the settings to change your primary display.
How to Show the Taskbar on All Monitors in Windows 11
To show the taskbar on all monitors at the same time, follow the steps below –
Click on the Start menu and click on Settings.
From the Settings window, click on Personalization from the left-side menu.
Now click on Taskbar from the right-side menu.
Click on Taskbar behaviors.
From here, click to check the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
The taskbar will now show on all of your displays.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can the Windows 11 taskbar be moved?
Yes, you can move the taskbar to Windows 11. To do this, click on the taskbar and go to the Taskbar style settings. Here you can select the Windows 10 option. This will allow you to move your taskbar just like you could in Windows 10.
Can you unlock the taskbar on Windows 11?
No, you cannot unlock the taskbar in Windows 11. This feature was in Windows 10 and it was removed and changed in Windows 11.
Why can’t you drag the taskbar on Windows 11?
The feature of locking and unlocking the taskbar was changed in windows 11. You will need to go to the taskbar settings and then go to the Primary taskbar location on screen settings and then choose the position you want your taskbar to be in.
For many Windows 11 users, not being able to move the taskbar has been one of the many little gripes. But now you know how you can do it with a few simple steps. We hope we were able to help you out. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us through the comment section.