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Windows 11 extra taskbar: How to add it on your PC?

You can add another taskbar to Windows 11 but you will need to use a third-party application to do that. Here’s how.
Updated on Dec 30 2021, 09:34 AM IST
You can add more taskbar to Windows 11 with the Linkbar app. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
You can add more taskbar to Windows 11 with the Linkbar app. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Windows 11 has been out for a few months now and one of the new aspects of the OS is its new taskbar. Microsoft went for a macOS-style taskbar design with a centered Start menu positioning and a lot of slots to pin app. However, there’s still no way in Windows to add a second Taskbar, which could be a bummer for productivity seekers. Thankfully, there are third party apps to take advantage of. 

Windows 11 supports a third-party app called Linkbar. Linkbar is a free app that allows to add a new taskbar to Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. The app allows you to add multiple taskbars on the desktop. 

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Note that Linkbar is not available on the Windows taskbar and hence, you will need to download it from a third-party website. Hence, you need to exercise caution while downloading the files.

How to get extra taskbar on Windows 11

10 Minutes
  • Windows 11 PC
  • Internet connectivity
  • Windows 11
  • Chrome
Step 1: Open the Linkbar download page from Softpedia.
Step 2: Download the file. You will need to extract the files via WinZip. You can save all the files to a folder.
Step 3: Now open the app by double-clicking on Linkbar64 from the folder. If you have a very old PC running on Windows 7 or even Vista, you can try the Linkbar EXE, provided your system is a 32-bit PC.
Step 4: Next, select the “Only for me” button. You will need to choose a folder where all the files will be saved. For best results, choose your My Documents folder.
Step 5: Once you are done, click on the “Create” button. This will automatically add a new taskbar, albeit completely blank.
Step 6: You will need to add some apps amd folder to get it in a working state. Hence, right-click the Linkbar taskbar and then select New > Shortcut. From here, choose the app you want a shortcut to on your new taskbar.
Step 7: Next, you need to click on the Next button, and enter a shortcut name. Click Finish and you are done.

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First Published Date: 30 Dec, 09:34 AM IST