How to Duplicate Taskbar on Second Monitor in Windows 7 using Software Tools?

Multi monitor taskbar windows 7, one of the best ways to use dual monitor tools is by using multi-monitor taskbar windows 7.

This can be accomplished by using software. Software allows you to extend taskbar to multiple monitors.

But one can create and extend duplicates beyond just two-monitor setups on the fly with Windows 7 – no third-party software required.

In addition to a much more enhanced default operation, multiple monitor configurations are simpler to setup and maintain, even into the year 2020.

  1. Press Win + P to open the following screen in Windows 7. multiple-monitor-setup-windows-7 1
  2. You can duplicate or extend your display using the above options.

If you use the extend option, it will only extend the desktop across all monitors to provide a larger viewing area for your spreadsheets, but the taskbar stays put.

In order to place the taskbar on all of your monitors (not just one), you must use third-party software.

The following procedure can be used to extend the use of display to multiple monitors. This in-built method will duplicate the taskbar onto multiple screens.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the following item on the first monitor.
  3. All Control Panel Items > Display > Screen Resolution on the 1st display.
  4. In that there is an option called “Multiple Displays“. extend-duplicate-multiple-displays-windows-7 2
  5. Using the drop down, select the option that says “Duplicate desktop on 1 and 2“.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Now select the Screen Resolution on the 2nd Display.
  8. Then select the option “Make this my main display“.
  9. Select “Apply“.

You can make the task bar appear on both or either display by pressing the Control key while clicking on its icon.

Here the mouse also moves from screen 1 to screen 2.

And if you move it completely left or right, it will come back to screen 1.

There are also other options under “Multiple Displays”. For example, you can set up a TV and a laptop wirelessly so that they mirror each other.

What are the Pros of Taskbar in Windows 7?

If you’re a geek, there’s still a lot to like in Windows 7. For one thing, the taskbar has been improved and it now supports thumbnail-sized live windows (ideal for monitoring water levels in your aquarium).

There are various features such as Pin, Peek and Jump lists.

But still Windows 7 doesn’t support the ability to extend a taskbar across all the multiple displays.

I’ve written another article in this section describing the way I use Display Fusion to get the taskbar across all monitors in Windows 7.

Even though different products offer different features, you can choose what fits you best by first defining your own criteria for excellence.

Some programs may allow you to extend the taskbar across multiple monitors, creating a seamless experience for users.

Display Fusion (Free and Pro)

It comes with loads of powerful features like Multi-Monitor taskbars, Title Bar Buttons and fully customizable Hotkeys. DisplayFusion-multi-monitor-software-windows-7_thumb 4

When we first discussed about multi-monitor taskbar for Windows 7, I pointed out the new features of the software at work.

Keep your windows easily organized by adding taskbars to each of your monitors. Each monitor taskbar can be configured to show all windows, or only the windows that are located on that monitor.

You can configure settings like button grouping, auto-hide, window previews and shortcuts as well as a Start Button to help you work more easily with application windows at any given one time.

Ultramon (Free)

It has a smart taskbar which will help you quickly manage multiple applications by adding a new window for each one, making your workflow easier and more efficient.

Basically there are two different modes in this application.

  • Standard: each taskbar only shows applications from the monitor it is on, so you won’t have to search for an application after activating it. If you move an application to a different monitor, its taskbar button will be moved to the corresponding taskbar
  • Mirror: each taskbar shows all tasks, allowing you to quickly switch tasks on any monitor Ultramon_smart_taskbar_for_multi_monitor_in_Windows_7_thumb

The free application enables the user to easily use their PC and access their applications as well as the desktop of Windows 7.

Diminishes the need to add an additional taskbar on the secondary monitor with Windows taskbar on the primary screen.

Actual Multiple Monitors (Free and Pro)

A Windows 7 navigation enhancement allows PC users to navigate their screens in rapid succession by pausing and quickly then continuing on to the next screen in a row.

This software gives you freedom of choice. This isn’t for everybody, but for people who want the best of both operating systems, this software is a must-have. Multi_Monitor_Taskbar_Windows_7_individual_mode_thumb 6

This feature-rich software allows you to benefit from controlling normal windows (activating and maximizing them and switching between multiple full-screen applications).

On both of your monitors at the same time, in addition to relieving you from the stress brought on by tricky window settings that seem to always be rife for easily changing accidentally.

The Dual Monitor Taskbar supports two modes. Mode 1 (Default) and mode 2 .

In individual mode, each taskbar shows buttons only for windows which are on the same monitor.

In mirrored mode, all task bars show the same set of buttons for every window no matter where each window is.

The secondary taskbar can be customized to include commonly used programs and features like the Start button, the notification area (i.e system tray).

Or any of the primary taskbar’s toolbars such as Quick Launch, Address Bar, Desktop, and Windows Media Player.

Windows 7 now supports multi-monitor taskbars in the year 2020.

Third-party software like Windows 7’s built-in multi-monitor functionality are best suited for people who use a single monitor.

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