When we do many tasks on our computer, our taskbar overflows. This creates a problem switching from one application or software to another, as we have to click the arrow keys up and down on the taskbar. This may affect our productivity. So today in this article, I will show you how to create multiple taskbars on your Windows PC?
How to create additional taskbar with linkbar
Linkbar is a free software that lets you add multiple taskbars to your Windows 7, 8 or 10 PC simultaneously. The best thing about Linkbar is that it is portable, which means that you do not need to install it on your system. Let’s see how to use this freeware.
1) First of all, you will need to create a new folder at the location of your choice. Then place the downloaded zip file in this folder from the link above. Now you have to extract its content with a right-click.
2) After extracting the folder, you will find two applications here, one for Linkbar.exe 32-bit architecture and the other for Linkbar64.exe 64-bit architecture.
3) First of all you will be asked whether to create a new Linkbar for all users or only for yourself. Select your favorite option, then navigate to the folder you created earlier and select. When done, click on the Create button.
4) This will create a taskbar at the top of the desktop by default. If you want, you can drag and reposition it. To add an icon to a newly created taskbar, simply drag and drop any icon on your desktop.
5) It is the process of creating a new taskbar. You can add multiple taskbars to your desktop using this method. If you want to remove the taskbar, right-click on it and select “Delete the Linkbar”.
Linkbar Panel Options
Options to customize the taskbar are available in its settings.
By default, the new linkbar is located at the top of the screen but can be easily changed via Settings. Settings also include options to change the color, size, transparency of the linkbar. You can choose to auto-hide the linkbar and show it only with mouseover, left click, or right-click. You can choose to place your shortcuts from left to right (for horizontal linkbar), to the top (for vertical linkbar), or to center the shortcut. It is all highly customizable.
“Taskbar” is probably a misnomer. Of course, there is no Start button or System Tray (aka Notification Area), only for quick access and provision of editing shortcuts. Therefore, a more appropriate name would probably be “Launch bar”. I have a 21-inch monitor, so my taskbar is enough for my needs. However, if your taskbar is small in space, then Linkbar definitely provides a simple and easy way to create more space. Linkbar Lite is free, portable and highly customizable – a great option.