How to move Start Menu to second monitor on Windows 10

Move Start Menu to the second monitor

The Start Menu is one of the most important user interface elements of Windows 10. In recent years, Microsoft has added new features and redefined the Start menu several times. It is very common for professionals to use multiple monitors under Windows. In this article, we explain how to move the Start menu to the second monitor.

Move the boot menu to the second monitor

There are two simple ways to do this in Windows 10-

  1. Unlock and drag the taskbar
  2. Change settings – Use this device as the primary monitor.

Let's see how to do this in detail.

The use of multiple screens not only offers a better screen display, but also helps improve productivity. The taskbar and the Start menu are usually present only on the original monitor. Most of the time, it is useful to move the Start menu to the secondary display. This will help us separate the tasks and use separate monitors for different tasks. Check out some of the best ways to move the Start menu to a second monitor,

1) Unlock and drag the taskbar

It's one of the simplest methods. It's pretty effective too. What is missing from this method are advanced features.

Follow the steps below to unlock and transfer the Start menu on the second screen.

  1. Unlock the taskbar by clicking on the taskbar.
  2. In the Settings menu on the taskbar, uncheck the box Lock the taskbar functionality
  3. The taskbar is now free and you can move it.
  4. Push the Start Menu to the farthest corner and transfer the Start Menu to the other
  5. Transfer the Start Menu to the second monitor with the help of the keyboard
  6. Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.
  7. Close the Start menu by pressing Esc
  8. Now the controls will return to the taskbar
  9. Open the context menu of the taskbar by pressing the Alt and Space keys simultaneously.

2) Change settings – Use this device as the main monitor

If the taskbar automatically moves to the wrong monitor or the program window does not start on the same monitor as the taskbar, you can use this troubleshooting method.

  1. Click Start, click Run.
  2. Type desk.cpl and click OK.
  3. You can also right-click on the desktop and select Screen resolution from the drop-down list.
  4. Click the monitor that you want to use as the primary monitor.
  5. Now select Make it my main screen check box.
  6. Now you have to select Show office only on 1 of Several scrolling displays menu.
  7. To select Note the changes.
  8. To select Expand these displays of Several displays drop-down menu and then click Apply.
  9. Click on Note the changes when the pop-up dialog appears.

POINT: You can use Ultramon Smart Taskbar to add a taskbar to each monitor.

Have you been able to move the start bar by following the steps above? Let us know your experience in the comments below.

Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger and a strong supporter of Microsoft. He likes to keep track of the Windows ecosystem and likes to cover the features and free software of Windows 10.

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