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Windows 8 was a bust, enabled duplicate task bars but no notification area. I've tried UltraMon, and saw some other software but nothing actually duplicates the notification area on an extended desktop.

Anyone seena solution?

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Dual Monitor Taskbar works well if you only use two screens.

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+1 for being free, seems to work well, pretty straightforward – cutrightjm Oct 11 '14 at 5:41

DisplayFusion will duplicate the entire taskbar - including the start menu, notification area, and clock. You can customize the second taskbar to use larger icons, format the clock differently, etc.

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Can confirm that DisplayFusion is definitely the best app I've seen thus far for dual monitors. Replicates notification bar and everything. – yamo Jan 22 '13 at 23:38
Yeah, I love it. It's the first program I bought besides Windows. – ChrisN Jan 23 '13 at 21:56
Looks like this feature requirs the pro version, though – christophetd May 3 at 7:33

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