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Dual Monitor Taskbar Is an Open Source Taskbar Extender for Windows 7

Dual Monitor Taskbar adds a functional taskbar to your secondary Windows 7 monitor complete with Aero peek.

There are several application suites on the market that include multiple taskbar functionality (such as Display Fusion Pro) but if you don’t need all the extra features and simply want a functional taskbar, Dual Monitor Taskbar is an open source application that offers Aero peek, a system clock, and application pinning.

Hit up the link below to grab a copy and extend your taskbar today.

Dual Monitor Taskbar [Sourceforge via Addictive Tips]

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  • Published 08/1/11

Comments (14)

  1. trinity343

    Pro: it has a clock on the both bars, allows you to pin objects to both taskbars.(unlike the program i already use)

    CON!!!!: when using auto-hide it reserves the edge of the screen where the taskbar would be if it were not hidden. which the program i use now does not do.

    Also the program i use now allows me to place separate wallpapers on each screen.

    I am currently using UltraMon, which is also free.

  2. Anne

    Yeah…er, no. This shrinks everything to the upper half of the second monitor and won’t allow maximize. If I wanted to stare at half a sheet of wallpaper I could manage that manually…..

  3. Duane

    Downloaded this thing twice and both times I was missing a file to make it work. Running Win7 premium 32bit

  4. JDP

    trinity343, ultramon costs $40.

  5. trinity343

    JDP – there is a free version that works perfectly well

  6. Brian Carr

    does not work on windows 7 64 bit dll error file missing. best to check out display fusion this has this function plus many others an its not expensive for a life time licence.

  7. ganji

    display fusion pro is the nutz. a nice lookin taskbar on second monitor, have different wallpaper on each monitor or 1 that spams all, hotkeys and buttons on windows to switch monitor,
    display fusion all the way. the other 1s second taskbar looks like it should b from win xp

  8. datdamonfoo

    Display Fusion. It’s all you need.

  9. Troik

    Not sure why they did it, but this tool only works with a second monitor, Ultramon works for a third or fourth monitor as well.

  10. nt0xik8ed

    this actually looks like it belongs with windows7 instead of windows98. this is useable …

  11. Knut Torgersen works way better on my PC…

  12. tim

    doesn’t work well with win7 64 bit

    buggy as all hell

  13. Anbu

    Nice tool for people who needs only the dual task bar functionality. Look wise exactly looking like a win7 taskbar. In addition it shows the system tray as well. Nice tool as a freeware. I use only two monitor so not sure about 3 or 4 monitors.

  14. Anbu

    Fist time I also got a corrupted file. But when I tried again it downloaded the file fully. You may also try the mirror or direct link option that you will get in the same automatic download page which you can try.

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