I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitors.

I found this github issue but it is closed now. So I don't know if this feature is added or not. Or if there are any other way to do this.

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This feature was added in version 2.6 of Cinnamon. You can add another panel on your second monitor by right clicking your current panel, clicking Modify panel... and then Add panel.

You'll see a message asking you to select where to put the new panel, which you can add where you want it on your second monitor. You can mirror the panel configuration on the other monitor by copying and pasting from your main monitor. Once you do that, any application you have open on the second monitor will have its window on the second monitor's panel.

If you're unsure which version of Cinnamon you have installed, this terminal command will tell you:

cinnamon --version

If your version is lower than 2.6, you'll have to update to a newer version of Mint.

Alternatively if you're using Mint 17.1, though I wouldn't recommend this as it might cause problems, you can update Cinnamon to 2.6 without updating your version of Mint by using these steps:

  1. Open Software Sources
  2. Check the box for Unstable packages (romeo)
  3. Click Update the cache
  4. Open Update Manager
  5. Click Refresh and then Install Updates
  • well, the problem is even though I add another panel running task is not shown in both panel. For example, if I open firefox browser, it only show in one panel but I want to show it in both panel. I know this is possible in ubuntu. But I don't know how to do it in linux mint Jul 27, 2016 at 9:42

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