Linkbar: Let’s Create Multiple Taskbars on Windows 11/10/8/7

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We all know every operating system, including Windows 11, 10, 8.1/8, and 7, comes with a single Windows Taskbar. We used to Pin our favorite applications and shortcuts on the Taskbar for quick access. Though there is nothing wrong with a single Taskbar on Windows, it will be cluttered if you have to Pin many applications or shortcuts on the Taskbar. It starts creating problems if you want to switch from one application to another software. You have to use the down arrow key on the taskbar to discover the correct application you want to launch. The other benefit to adding more Taskbar on your PC is that you can access your favorite application from the top, bottom, left, or right Windows Taskbar. Due to this reason, fertility may get affected. This post will guide you on the steps to create multiple taskbars on your Windows 11/10/8/7 PC.

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Linkbar for Windows 11 and 10

Linkbar is a freeware application that lets you add multiple taskbars to all versions of  Windows except lower than Windows XP. This means you can use Linkbar software on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. The best part of Linkbar is that it is a portable tool, which means you don’t need to install it on your computer or laptop. Just download and start using this free tool to create multiple Taskbar. By default, Windows PC comes with one Taskbar, so you can add three more Taskbar on your Windows 10 PC that will look nice. However, using the Linkbar application, you can add more than three Taskbar if you need.

How to create multiple Taskbars on Windows 11/10/8/7 with Linkbar?

To create multiple Taskbars on your Windows 11/10/8/7 PC, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Download the Linkbar in the ZIP format from sourceforge.net.

Step 2. Extract it in a folder using WinRAR or any other application.

Step 3. Open the extracted folder to see its contents. You will find two executable files: Linkbar (for 32-bit architecture) and Linkbar64 (for 64-bit architecture).

Step 4. Double-click on the correct file to launch the Linkbar application.

Step 5. Here, you can select the radio button “Anyone who uses this computer (all users)” or “Only for me” according to your choice.

Step 6. Now, click on the Browse button and select a folder to create an additional taskbar. Once you choose the folder, click on the Create button to create a new Taskbar on your PC.

Step 7. Above action will create a blank toolbar on the top of the desktop. If you want, drag it and change its location, you can keep it at the top, right, left, or bottom of the Desktop screen. To add icons to the newly created taskbar, use the drag and drop the shortcuts, folder, or file from your Desktop.

If you want to add more taskbar on the Windows Desktop, repeat the above steps. To delete the taskbar, right-click on the taskbar and select the Delete the linkbar option.

Once you have set the desired programs and folders on the newly created Taskbar, right-click on the Taskbar and select the Lock the linkbar option to stop the accidental movement of the Taskbar.

You can also sort the pinned items icons on the Taskbar alphabetically by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting  the option “Sort alphabetically.”

You can customize the generated Toolbar from Linkbar using the Settings option. To access the settings of the Linkbar, right-click on Toolbar and select the Settings option.

By accessing the Settings of the Linkbar freeware application, you can change the taskbar’s position, align the icons, change background color, check the option to keep the Linkbar taskbar on top of other opened applications or windows, and even you can set the transparency of the Taskbar.

The items tab of Linkbar Settings lets you configure the Icon size, Margins (horizontal/vertical), Text position, text color, tooltips, etc.

You can also configure Linkbar to autohide the Toolbar. You can set this behavior from the Settings > AutoHide tab.

Download Linkbar

If you need, you can download Likbar from Sourceforge.

Final Opinion on Linkbar

Linkbar is free and portable software with a unique feature to add more Taskbar on Windows 11/10/8/7 computer or laptop. Even there are several customizations is possible that may suit your requirements. We have personally tested it on Windows 11/10 64-bit operating system, and working without any issues. In my opinion, it is a nice piece of software to enhance your productivity.

To make Windows 11/10 Taskbar fully transparent, you can download a freeware utilityTranslucentTB.

One comment

  1. I think that it would be good to expand on the how to add programs to the taskbar.

    The setup process wasn’t fairly straightforward but adding programs feels like a hassle.

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