When creating different desktops in Windows 10 (WIN+tab) it seems you can only have one taskbar across all desktops.

Ideally I want to have a personal desktop and a work one which have different items pinned to taskbar.

Is it possible to configure the virtual desktops in Windows 10 to have different taskbars?


It is the same task bar, yes. And you cannot have radically different task bars.

It may be possible, for apps with multiple instance capabilities to have one icon on a desktop for one instance and another icon on a different desktop for the other instance.

Practically speaking, the answer to your question is no, you cannot have different task bars on different desktops, at least not natively within Windows 10.


To create the new toolbar, click right on the taskbar background and select Taskbar > Toolbars > New toolbar..., then navigate to the folder containing your shortcuts and click Select Folder. This creates a toolbar menu on the right. To switch to a desktop, click the '»', then the menu item.

If you want to move the new toolbar next to the Task View button, turn OFF Taskbar > Lock the taskbar, and drag the toolbar's handle to the far left. Then drag the taskbar icon's handle left to collapse the toolbar to just its name again.

Bruno J.

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