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.

  • +1 for being free, seems to work well, pretty straightforward
    – cutrightjm
    Oct 11, 2014 at 5:41
  • It looks fine, but it has some bugs. After a while, some of the applications disappeared from the "new" start bar, even if they were open. And a small problem: the windows from the second screen seem to be minimized on the first one. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:52

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.

  • 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, 2013 at 23:38
  • Yeah, I love it. It's the first program I bought besides Windows.
    – ChrisN
    Jan 23, 2013 at 21:56
  • Looks like this feature requirs the pro version, though May 3, 2016 at 7:33
  • Doesn't copy everything, I'm a little disapointed.
    – ForceMagic
    Oct 14, 2016 at 14:13

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