I work with a dual-monitor setup and I am just wondering what sorts of utilities are out there to make the taskbar of my secondary monitor look identical to my primary monitor?
Any info is appreciated, thanks!
It would be good to know what version of Windows you are using and how identical you need the taskbars to be. Windows 10 has this ability by default, although I'm not sure if it shows EVERYTHING the same on both bars (I can check tomorrow). Prior to Windows 7/10, I used to use UltraMon by Realtimesoft, for managing multiple monitors and windows and taskbars. Ultramon is a fairly good and inexpensive program for managing multiple monitors and definitely had taskbar mirroring. Once Windows 7 came out, I no longer used Ultramon, but that was only because I was using it for minimal functionality. It does a LOT more.
See their page on SmartTaskbars for more info.
Ultramon is free for 30 days, and is $40 US after that.
Update: Now that I'm back on my multi-display setup, it looks like the built-in Windows 10 feature has three options: (accessed by right clicking the taskbar and going to taskbar settings, and then scrolling down to the multiple displays section)
It also shows the start button and the time on the other taskbars. Pinned items appear to be limited to the primary taskbar, as well as the notification area and the area with items like network connection and volume control.
If you just want basic functionality where all tasks are on all taskbars, the Windows 10 feature is probably sufficient.
If you want more control, check out Ultramon