Windows 8 taskbar can be configured to be displayed on dual or multiple monitors. This post will describe few features of the taskbar when using dual monitors on a Windows 8 computer. The same properties will apply when using Windows 8 wilth multiple monitors. This post will talk specifically about the dual monitor taskbar which you get free with Windows 8. Screenshot and appropriate description of the taskbar will help you get the most out of your dual monitor experience of Windows 8. Have a look at the given below screenshot captured on a Dual Monitor Windows 8 computer displaying the dual monitor taskbar with properties available to configure and using the right click on the taskbar of the secondary monitor on the windows explorer icon.
There are many useful things that can be figured out from the above Dual Monitor Taskbar screenshot of Windows 8 Computer. Let’s start with Monitor Resolution, the first monitor has a resolution of 1024 X 768 and the other Monitor has a resolution of 800 X 600. Yes the monitors can have other bigger resolutions depending on the appropriate hardware and software. You can click on the above screenshot to view the actual size screenshot. Note that the taskbar is displayed on both the monitors, however the System Tray Icons are displayed only on the first or primary monitor. Start Menu, the Show Desktop Button, Volume Control and other System Tray Icons are displayed only on the first or primary monitor. The other monitor does have a taskbar and has another button on the extreme left which allows to Move the Start Screen onto the secondary monitor.
The Dual Monitor Taskbar is also a Multi Monitor Taskbar and will be displayed on all the extended monitors using Windows 8. The Taskbar has many standard typical taskbar features like JumpList on the icons displayed on the right click. The JumpList was introduced in Windows 7 and is available in Windows 8 as well even in the dual monitor taskbar of Windows 8. The screenshot above displays the menu options (i.e. JumpList) displayed when right clicked on the shortcut displayed onto the taskbar. Have a close look at the Taskbar properties as well which will allow you to control how the taskbar on the secondary monitor should behave. Pinning icons on the taskbar is available only on the main or primary monitor. The Dual Monitor Software (i.e. MurGeeMon) is also seen in the screenshot taken above and works well with Windows 8 providing quick and useful dual monitor control options for Windows 8 computer.