Multi-Monitor Support Programs

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Raiser, Aug 22, 2010.

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  1. UltraMon

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  2. DisplayFusion

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  3. Multi-Mon Taskbar

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  4. Other (Specify please!)

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Aug 22, 2010
  1. Raiser
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    Good evening folks,

    Figured this could prove to be a bit interesting and mildly useful- which multi-monitor support program is the best?
    I think the most well-known to most here is UltraMon, but I've recently heard of many good things about DisplayFusion and a couple others.

    I believe DisplayFusion is supreme right now for Windows 7, since UltraMon has a couple bugs and features that need fixing.

    What're your takes on this?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I guess it depends what you want from a program.
    That I have seen there are five main features of the displayfusion/ultramon class of software ( http://www.kegetys.net/SoftTH/ being another notable multiple monitor type of thing).

    Shortcuts- jump to other monitor or expand across them.
    Alternative taskbar
    Varying wallpaper.
    Memory of window location (or rescue when it goes wrong)
    Disable/enable or switch to clone/desktop expansion mode.

    Indeed those that do not do much work with dual monitors tend to look at those extras as pointless- mainly the hook a laptop to the TV crowd.
    Free or better open source does not really appear here
    http://www.mediachance.com/free/multimon.htm has a free version
    It should also be mentioned that most video drivers (at least those from amd-ATI, intel and NVIDIA- let us face it after those three there is nobody else) have a fair amount of options.

    Likewise certain aspects of functionality (window snapping and the like) can be done by other pieces of software: http://blueonionsoftware.com/FreeSnap.aspx
     

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