We all know every operating system, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, and Windows 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, if you have to Pin many applications or shortcuts on the Taskbar, it will be cluttered. 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 10/8/7 PC.
How to create multiple Taskbars on Windows 10/8/7 with Linkbar?
To create multiple Taskbars on your Windows 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 select 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.
Final Opinion on Linkbar
Linkbar is free and portable software with a unique feature to add more Taskbar on Windows 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 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 10 Taskbar fully transparent, you can download a freeware utilityTranslucentTB.