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Windows 7: Windows Menu & Taskbar on 2 screens


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Windows Menu & Taskbar on 2 screens

Out of the box, Windows 7 does not allow for the Windows Menu and Taskbar to appear independently on two screens when running on dual monitors in extended desktop mode. This forces one to have to move the cursor (sometimes a long way, if we're talking about high res displays) from the second screen to the main screen in order to access resources on the Windows Menu and Taskbar. Is there a registry hack that makes the Windows Menu and Taskbar appear on both screens while in extended desktop mode? If not, I challenge the customization gurus around here to develop one. A couple of you rose to the occasion when I asked about changing the taskbar click behavior. This is saving me tons of time (even if time has no mass, and only wait)!

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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultmate x64 and Ubuntu 9.10 x64
 
 

Yes, Microsoft still has not implemented this simple feature that even comes standard on most all Linux distributions. I know for a fact that Ubuntu allows this without the need for additional software, it also allows multiple taskbars on the same screen (as well as a second or even third screen). There is no registry hack, the best you can do is use third party software. I recommend Ultramon: Realtime Soft UltraMon
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