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Old March 21, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Alright so I just got a second monitor and its beauuuttiiiiful (samsung 206bw). I was wondering if it was possible to extend the Vista taskbar/start menu onto the second monitor?
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:28 AM
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You need to buy ultramon, otherwise the only way is to set your displays to stretch on your VGA's control panels.
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:38 AM
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bah lame. thanks for the tip though!
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Old March 22, 2008, 08:59 AM
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UltraMon used to have a free version (like really free, not just pirated) but it looks like they stopped doing that. There are lots of other alternatives. Just google for "UltraMon free version" and start following links and you will find all kinds of options.

That said, I have been using dual and tripple monitor setups for over a decade and have never really found it very useful to have more than one task bar. Most of the software that does it uses the same background technology to spy on your task list and fiddle with the window settins of the running applications. This usually just leeds to weirdness. UltraMon has a 30 day trial so download that and see if really bennefit from it.
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