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Is there possibility to duplicate( clone ) menu bar on secondary display?
I user arandr to move my displays around and it works fine, but I also want to see menu bar on both of my screen, not only on the one I set as primary.

If it isn't clear from the tags, this question is related to Lubuntu, with LXQt.

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Yes...

You can have as many panels as you want, each can have it's own menu, quick launch bar (for app fast launchers) & more. It doesn't matter how many displays/monitor you have and you can have multiple panels on each... I do it (I have panel at bottom, at side on one monitor, panel at top & other side on other monitor as it suits my setup which is atypical).

Refer to the Lubuntu manual for clues on using the Panel (link I used is for the LTS or 20.04 release).

To add another panel, move mouse over an existing panel and right-click (in an unused area - this is the tricky bit; if you hover an item, the right-click will be interpreted as being for that item and not the panel itself).

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You'll get a new menu offering numerous items including

  • Configure Panel
  • Manage Widgets
  • Add New Panel
  • Remove Panel
  • Lock This panel

(Volume control options also appear in the menu I've pasted, as that's where my mouse was near)

You click "Add New Panel".

A "Configure Panel" window opens, where you can use drop-downs to select which display, position on display etc, but once you've positioned it, decided if you'll reserve space for it, set colors/background, size etc, you can move to the Widgets tab and add the items you want there.

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Note: this picture is found on the manual; which is where I'll suggest you go. The only trick is the right-click is effected by whatever items you are hovering over, so try and pick an empty bit of the panel for the panel options to show; upper/lower edge can help

https://manual.lubuntu.me/lts/5/5.1/lxqt-panel.html

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  • My plan was to add a picture of the menu item I describe.. Picture taken, but it's full screen & I need to reduce it.. I'll add when I can... (I'm not using focal so used a QA-test install of focal for picture which doesn't .... I'll add if I can)
    – guiverc
    Jul 5 at 23:16
  • If the picture doesn't quite match how I describe my setup; it's because I grabbed the picture on a focal box; but was actually describing the preferred layout on my primary impish box (ie. development release). Both boxes have multiple panels over multiple monitors, but the layout differs slightly on each as it suits my workflow better.
    – guiverc
    Jul 6 at 0:40
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You can enable this feature using a widget called "Dash to Dock".

The steps I followed are:

  • In Gnome Tweaks, go to Extension->Dash to Dock and select enable.
  • Click the settings button.
  • In the Dash to Dock dialogue box, select Position and Size
  • At the top of this screen is the option to show the Dock on all monitors.

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    How will this help? Lubuntu uses the LXQt desktop, so cannot make use of gnome-extensions... unless you firstly install GNOME & a load more..
    – guiverc
    Jul 5 at 22:57
  • My answer was for Gnome on Ubuntu... now the question is phrased for Lubuntu, yes you are correct.
    – andibing
    Jul 6 at 20:53
  • The original question tagged Lubuntu. A later edit added LXQt, but that should have been implied by the Lubuntu tag (unless the OP added Lubuntu in error; GNOME wasn't ever mentioned).
    – guiverc
    Jul 6 at 21:40
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Yes. Install gnome extension Multi-monitor add on.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/921/multi-monitors-add-on/

Good Luck.

Update:

It is actually dash to dock as said in the other answer. I have both.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/

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    How will this help? Lubuntu uses the LXQt desktop, so cannot make use of gnome-extensions... unless you firstly install GNOME & a load more...
    – guiverc
    Jul 5 at 22:56

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