Dual Monitor TaskBar or multimonitor taskbar

December 1, 2004 · 2 comments

in Tips & Pointers,Work

So I have been using my laptop hooked up to an old monitor hear at home and it is awesome…having 2 displays is an excellent time save…i do not need to alt+tab between windows, just cut, move the mouse and paste…or just drag and drop in some cases. My pallettes can be off to the side in photoshop…. dual monitors are awesome.

Well one thing that was bugging me is how I could have like 30 windows open because my desktop is so freaking huge…and this would clog my taskbar. So I did some digging and found this really sweet app that will allow a task bar to be strectched across monitors. It is great. And it is free: Oscar's Multi-Monitor taskBar

The guy also has some other cool sounding free apps, check them out:
Oscar's free tools

Update: I have switched to using UltraMon, which has some awesome features when you run dual monitors.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rma 09.14.07 at 6:46 pm

This is an awesome little free app. Version 2.1 doesn't match all the characteristics of the task bar for me (color, size, won't go vertical). Maybe future versions will improve on aesthetics, but the function is great. It even adds a button to the title bar of each window that allows you to switch that window to the other monitor even when the window is maximized. Very cool!

2 Jonathan 11.08.07 at 6:21 am

Multimon is ok for free, but there is a better tool called Ultramon available from http://www.realtimesoft.com/ that displays a smart, moveable, XP like taskbar on the second monitor and also allows you to stretch your wallpaper across multiple screens.

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