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How to display shortcuts on all taskbars?

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Shortcuts aren't being shown on the taskbar of my secondary display - only the already opened programs?
Jul 30, 2017  • #1
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At the moment, DisplayFusion doesn't automatically copy the pinned items from the Windows taskbar, but you can add them by doing the following:
  • Open a program and move it to the second monitor
  • Right-click its taskbar button and choose "Pin this program to taskbar"

Hope that helps!
Jul 31, 2017  • #2
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Why did it work before the last time I had it installed on Windows 10? Are we talking about the same thing here?
Jul 31, 2017  • #3
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Windows 10 has a built-in multi-monitor taskbar that does have a mode to duplicate all pinned and running buttons, maybe you were using the built-in taskbar previously?
Aug 1, 2017  • #4
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And what is it that I'm using now?
Aug 2, 2017  • #5
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It would be the DisplayFusion Multi-Monitor Taskbar. It's got a few extra features over the Windows 10 multi-monitor taskbar (system tray icons, ability to customize more things by using the options in the right-click menu for the taskbar). But there are a few things that are missing as well (like the ability to duplicate the pinned buttons automatically). They are on our list though, so they will be added to our taskbar at some point

If you want to revert back to the Windows 10 multi-monitor taskbar for now, you can do the following:
  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Taskbar tab, disable the "Enable multi-monitor taskbar" option and apply the settings.
  • Right-click the Windows taskbar and choose Settings
  • Enable the "Show taskbar on all displays" option
  • Choose "All taskbars" under the "Show taskbar buttons on" drop-down
Aug 2, 2017  • #6
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I will revert back to the windows taskbar until displayfusion dan duplicate all my pinned apps (make my taskbars identical)

Is there some way to be alerted when this feature is added? Any estimate on when it will be implemented?
Apr 21, 2018 (modified Apr 21, 2018)  • #7
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No ETA yet but we will definitely follow-up in this thread when it is implemented.
Apr 23, 2018  • #8
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any updates on this?

I use to work with several remote desktops at once
I need to see my taskbar icons in all monitors to get date, hour, status, etc...
That's why I prefer display fusion multi-monitor taskbar (windows 10 doesn't replicate but shortcuts)
If you can create the main taskbar in display fusion from the windows taskbar... why not copying all those buttons to all the other monitor's taskbars by default and then allow to modify it individually as it is right now.
Aug 2, 2018 (modified Aug 2, 2018)  • #9
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@Cesar: Are you wanting to have all running buttons, pinned, or both? You can currently have all running buttons by changing the Taskbar Mode on the Settings > Taskbar tab to "All taskbars show all windows."

You can also manually add the pinned shortcuts by opening the program on the second monitor, right-clicking its running taskbar button and choosing "Pin this program to taskbar."

We are still planning to have a mode that will duplicate both pinned and running windows from the Windows taskbar, and we will update this thread when it's been implemented.

Aug 3, 2018  • #10
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hi Keith,
Thank you for your answer, but it's the second scenario then one I need to be automatic.
I can see the same icons both in windows & df main taskbar... all I need is the same in my other two monitors.
I understand I can add them one by one... but I've almost 60! and they change every month or so because of upgrades, demotes, etc...
As I use several remote desktops at once, I tend to loose taskbars in several monitors most of the time.
After each df update, I switch taskbars from windows to df, hopping this was finally solved (windows problem is near clock icons loosing).
This request is very old and I don't know why is so difficult to add a config option to copy all icons at once from your main taskbar to the other two.
Aug 3, 2018  • #11
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Finally, I decided to gave a try to your icons' manual insertion...
Now I understand why so many people are angry with you guys (see older posts about the same issue).
Keith, I'm almost sure you haven't done what you just suggested (adding 20+ icons to several monitors, in desired order).
Otherwise, you yourself would have added this functionality long time ago, with top priority to your change list!
It seems your programmer uses VGA monitors only.

This interface is winning the worst-interface contest yet!!!

* 3d monitor taskbar selection is a mess
* I've to open desired program | rightclick taskbar, click on multi-monitor taskbar | click on shortcuts | click on edit shortcuts | click on move up/dn & use vertical bar lot of times | then save | close... again and again... for every icon
* Ordering taskbar icons with mouse icon produces unpredictable results
* Dialog is really obscure
* Dialog is not resizable
* After the 9th icon, things got unbelievable worst (!)
* Not all windows-pinnable icons are pinnable to your taskbar
* I've to find & add custom icons for several programs, as your taskbar don't honor the right ones
* Pinned vs Opened icons are indistinguishable
* EVERY move up/down click resets the icons listbox to the FIRST one, so you've to use vertical bar all the time
* etc... etc... etc...

And all this... because for years you have not wanted to add a option to copy main taskbar setup to all the others with just one click? Come on, guys... this is not a "keep up the good work" approach.

As a programmer myself, I understand users aren't right all the time...
But I think this is not the case... just try by yourselves: 3+ monitors 30+ icons
Aug 6, 2018  • #12
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Thanks for the feedback, I will definitely pass it along, I do agree that adding that many icons would be time consuming!
Aug 9, 2018  • #13
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Any update to this? I agree this is a much-needed feature.
Mar 18, 2019  • #14
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Jared Pittman368323
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+1. Realized after reinstalling Win10 + DisplayFusion again here recently that I also have not been using DF's taskbar due to the pinned icons not showing on the DF taskbars automatically
Mar 19, 2019  • #15
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Still planned but no ETA, sorry.
Mar 20, 2019  • #16
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MUCH needed update. I just stumbled upon display fusion and this was the first thing catching my eye. Will add them manually for now but Id really love to see this implemented soon.
Mar 22, 2019  • #17
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Hi, new DisplayFusion user since the arrival of my new 34" wide screen. This feature is much much needed. Only preparing this forum post and looking up a password in a different program, I hit this limitation twice! Thanks in advance to prioritize this over other less-needed functions. Enjoy the last weeks of the year !
Dec 22, 2019  • #18
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Hi, any update on this as yet?
6 days ago  • #19
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None yet, sorry!
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