How do I show system tray on all monitors?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To show the system tray on all monitors, you can follow these steps:

1. Right-click on the taskbar of the specific monitor on which you want to show the tray icons. This will bring up a context menu with various options.

2. From the context menu, select the “Multi-Monitor taskbar” option. This will enable the multi-monitor taskbar feature, allowing you to customize each monitor’s taskbar settings individually.

3. Once the multi-monitor taskbar is enabled, right-click on the taskbar again and go to the “Multi-Monitor taskbar” submenu. Here, you will find additional options related to the taskbar settings for each monitor.

4. From the submenu, select the “System Tray (Clock and Icons)” option. This will ensure that the system tray, which contains the tray icons, is displayed on the selected monitor’s taskbar.

5. After selecting the “System Tray (Clock and Icons)” option, you can further customize the behavior of the tray icons by going to the “Show/Hide Icons” submenu. From here, you can choose which icons to show or hide in the system tray. You can also choose to show or hide the clock in the system tray.

6. Additionally, you may want to explore other options in the “Multi-Monitor taskbar” submenu to configure the appearance and functionality of the taskbar on each monitor. These options include setting the position of the taskbar (top, bottom, left, or right), combining taskbar buttons, and configuring taskbar buttons for grouped or individual display.

By following these steps, you can show the system tray on all monitors and have control over the visibility of the icons within the system tray. This can be particularly useful if you have multiple monitors and want to have easy access to your system tray icons without needing to switch between displays.

It’s worth noting that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Windows you are using. These instructions are based on Windows 10, but the general concept should apply to other versions as well.

In my personal experience, having the system tray visible on all monitors has been incredibly convenient. It allows me to easily access and monitor various applications and processes that have their icons residing in the system tray. Whether it’s checking for new emails, managing system notifications, or quickly accessing commonly used utilities, having the system tray readily available on each monitor saves me time and effort.

By enabling the multi-monitor taskbar feature and customizing the taskbar settings for each monitor, you can show the system tray on all monitors and have control over the visibility of the tray icons. This feature enhances multitasking and provides easy access to important system and application notifications across multiple displays.