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Change taskbar position relative to "primary monitor".

Sat, 08 Oct 2022 19:41:31 GMT

Currently, windows 11 sets the primary monitor by a setting in the personalization menu. If I want to have my taskbar on my non-primary monitor I have to display taskbar on all monitors. Unfortunately in this case the secondary monitor doesn't get system tray icons and the start menu still opens on the main monitor. (You can also change primary monitor, but that means that the now primary monitor will get all windows and programs running on it, which is often times annoying. Windows 10 allowed users to drag the taskbar to whichever monitor they wanted) I propose letting us manually select which monitor to display your taskbar with, regardless of which monitor is "primary monitor". I have not been able to find this feature anywhere in 11 and you'd be the first and only with a very important feature.

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 13:51:24 GMT

I will piggy-back off your suggestion and suggest that StartIsBack to always "force" the taskbar on whatever monitor the user chooses. I currently have a dual-monitor setup, with two PCs, and keyboard/mouse hooked-up through a KVM. The taskbar is set to show on the non-primary monitor. Whenever I switch my monitors to the other machine, then back to the Windows 11 one (with StartIsBack installed), the taskbar keeps displaying itself on the Primary monitor, when I have set it to display on the non-Primary monitor. I also have the taskbar set to be on the right-hand edge of the screen. It would be great if StartIsBack can have a setting to choose which monitor to show the taskbar on, then ensure that the taskbar is always showing on that monitor, when that monitor is available. PS- I have installed ExplorerPatcher and Stardock's Start11. StarIsBack is the best out of the lot, and I paid for a license 10-minutes after installing it. Keep up the great work.

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 15:11:13 GMT

Drag the taskbar gosh

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 23:54:41 GMT

Yes, that's the issue: every time I switch the monitors back to Windows 11, I have to drag the taskbar back to the secondary monitor. I have to do this multiple times per day. Could StarIsBack "remember" which monitor the taskbar should be on?

Wed, 19 Oct 2022 08:42:39 GMT

It remembers as long as you don't disconnect them. I guess the issue is DisplayPort non-support

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 02:20:18 GMT

Hmm, I have multiple inputs on each monitor, mixed with HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort. When I switch to each machine, I change the input on the monitor itself (not through a KVM switcher... the keyboard and mouse is switched through a KVM USB switcher, though). Because the input is changed on the monitors themselves, would this be the same as "disconnecting" the monitors from each machine? If so, would the lack of "remembering" which monitor the taskbar should be on be a Windows 11 core issue?

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:56:42 GMT

Actually, I figured out the easiest way to solve this: I set the second monitor as "Main Display". So now, the taskbar appears on it at all times, even after switching inputs. D'oh!

Thu, 18 May 2023 14:38:43 GMT

I have this issue using a DisplayPort merger. Is there a way to remember even on disconnecting a screen? Like remember the position for different number of screens?

Thu, 18 May 2023 14:44:35 GMT

And I’ll add that I don’t change main display because as said in!/startisback/issues:bug-startallback-doesnt it can mess up with badly coded application that force themselves to "main" display