Alternatives to ZBar for all platforms with any license

  • DisplayFusion icon


    DisplayFusion will make your multi-monitor life much easier. With powerful features like Multi-Monitor Taskbars, TitleBar Buttons and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Dual Monitor Taskbar icon

    Dual Monitor Taskbar

    A taskbar for the second monitor. (Only tested on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7). This project was registered on...

    Open Source Windows

  • Ultramon icon


    UltraMon is a utility for multi-monitor systems, designed to increase productivity and unlock the full potential of multiple monitors....

    Commercial Windows

  • Dual Monitor Tools icon

    Dual Monitor Tools

    Dual Monitor Tools is a software package for Windows users with dual or multiple monitor setups. All the tools are open source and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Actual Multiple Monitors icon

    Actual Multiple Monitors

    Actual Multiple Monitors is a software utility which offers the comprehensive solution to improve the functionality of Windows user...

    Commercial Windows

  • MultiMon icon


    MultiMonitor TaskBar A shiny new windows task Bar for your multiple monitors!

    Free Personal Windows

  • MultiMonMan icon


    1 Hour Software by skrommel Watch and control multiple monitors. Features: - Shows what's going on on your other monitors. -...

    Open Source Windows

  • JeS Multi-Monitor Suite icon

    JeS Multi-Monitor Suite

    JeS Multi-Monitor Suite is a utility for multi-monitor systems. It provides functionality to improve your multi-monitor experience. It...

    Commercial Windows

  • nView icon


    Effectively manage your desktop with NVIDIA nView. Using NVIDIA nView Desktop Management Software, professionals have maximum...

    Free Windows

  • MurGeeMon icon


    MurGeeMon is a Dual Monitor Software Utility to provide more control over dual monitors / displays connected to your computer....

    Commercial Windows

ZBar Comments

Problem: displays "window-less" windows in taskbar

Comment by norz
about ZBar and Dual Monitor Taskbar, DisplayFusion May 2014

(Small DisplayFusion iconDisplayFusion user searching for free alternatives.)

ZBar is a nice and useful tool, but there is a little bug: "window-less" windows are also shown in the taskbar, eg:
- Strokeit: this a mouse gesture app that works without a window. Still, ZBar displays its name in the taskbar.
- Volume slider: like Strokeit, once it has been used its title stays in the taskbar. NB: on my laptop (Lenovo) the volume OSD is also -briefly- shown.

Still, ZBar is free and works quite nicely, so I'm not complaining. ;) But I've found Small Dual Monitor Taskbar iconDual Monitor Taskbar to be better suited to my needs.

[Edited by norz, May 13]


zbar is the first totally free multi monitor tool which inc ...

Comment by r_oosterholt
about ZBar Jun 2011

zbar is the first totally free multi monitor tool which includes a taskbar for every monitor with the look of the windows OS (xp, vista, etc).