I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have a dual monitor set up. In the past, both screens shows the same desktop/taskbar and I can access the taskbar from either screen. Just recently I noticed large pieces of the taskbar on my secondary monitor are missing? The issue isn't necessarily that my taskbar isn't there, but more that it's only showing parts of it. If I hover my mouse over where the taskbar would be, I can still click and access different programs I have pinned to my taskbar. Has this happened before to anyone and were you able to fix it?

Here's a screenshot of my primary monitor: enter image description here

and here's a screenshot of my secondary monitor:enter image description here

you can see the second one only shows the Task View button and even then not the entire thing.

  • Is it possible for you to make a screenshot of the issue? It sounds like a non-standard problem. – LPChip Mar 1 '16 at 14:00

Right click the taskbar, click properties. There will be a section on the bottom third called 'Multiple displays'

Here you can customize how much of the taskbar appears on the secondary display.

The Default is: Show taskbar on all displays (checked)

Show Buttons on: All Taskbars

Buttons on other taskbars: Always combine, show labels.

  • I checked this out and my task bar properties are set to default. I have "show taskbar on all displays" checked and show buttons set to "all taskbars". However my "buttons on other taskbars" option is set to "always combine, hide labels" and I don't have the option to "always combine, show labels". I don't think that's related to the issue at hand though... – Struggling Mar 1 '16 at 14:34
  • I apologize, I don't have enough rep to comment on questions. Are you running software to stretch a wallpaper across two displays? Also, which graphics driver are you using? (Intel, AMD, nVidia?) – mikeymop Mar 1 '16 at 15:07
  • No worries, and no I don't believe my wallpaper is stretched. Both monitors have the same picture but it's not stretched between them. Also I believe my graphics driver is nVidia if that helps. – Struggling Mar 1 '16 at 15:25
  • Is there any chance you have tried this? And worst case, trying to replicate your setup on a new user? – mikeymop Mar 1 '16 at 15:31
  • I haven't heard from you, I hope you got this resolved. Best of Luck! – mikeymop Mar 31 '16 at 20:16

Well to get my taskbar back I had to move taskbar to another position and then back. The main display loses its taskbar and it becomes an outline. I need background processes which is only on main display.

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