Am an avid supporter of multi-monitor set-ups. Once you end up using two or more screens – it’s very hard to go back down to one.
At the moment my set-up consists of:
Works quite well, as soon as it’s docked, it recognises the two monitors (one plugged in using VGA, other DVI), and off it goes.
In Windows™, it’s quite simple – plug in another monitor, and through Display Settings – select where each screen is relatively to the others.
Unfortunately, even in Windows Vista™ – 5th Version of the monolithic, GUI – OS [95,98, 2000,XP, ->Vista), it is has yet to cater for a spanning taskbar, one that would cross all monitors.
That and other shortcomings are fixed by a nice program called UltraMon™. It allows for a multitude of features concerning multiple monitors. One’s that I use:
- the spanning taskbar
- Windows Title Bar
Puts icons near the close button of the window, that allow you to quickly with a click, move the windows to another monitor, or stretch it across all monitors
Finally – a tool which looks at setting distinct wallpapers for each screen, that is easy to use, and is persistent across reboots as well as docking/undocking my T60
Now with UltraMon™ 3 Beta – you can finally use it in Vista™.
Several problems though:
- Docking the laptop
- Freezing whenever some applications are launched – ie. FileZilla
Causes multiple taskbars to be rendered on the secondary display
With all these, am still a hapy camper, and absolutely love the app. Just hope they hurry up, and release the final.