I have two screens on my Windows 8.1 computer (with Classic Shell Start Menu installed). The thing is that I would like to have the taskbar's notification area (where the clock and all the icons like Skype or Spotify are, at the right) on both of my screens, and not only on the primary one.

Could you help me ? I would like not to install a heavy and paid software like DisplayFusion.


The free version of DisplayFusion will give you a taskbar on each screen and allow you to toggle the system tray, clock, start button, and app tabs on/off for each monitor independently. enter image description here

  • It works better, the only weird thing is the appearance of the Classic Shell button, it's... big xD
    – natinusala
    Mar 26 '14 at 18:56
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    Avoid installing DisplayFusion what P Fitz recommended, it disables features what comes with Windows by default when you install the free version. You could say it's more or less taking your computer hostage until you either pay them for the Pro version or re-install Windows 8. Feb 22 '15 at 16:07
  • I do support and testing for DisplayFusion and just wanted to clarify a couple of things here. The multi-monitor taskbar is only available in the Pro version of DisplayFusion, but it is available to test in the 30-day trial. I'm not sure what user2179979 is referring to when he says it disable features that come with Windows 8. It will disable the built-in Windows 8 taskbars if you enable the DisplayFusion taskbars (though it prompts first), and if you no longer use DisplayFusion, they can easily be re-enabled through the taskbar properties. Mar 4 '15 at 20:20

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