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5 Useful Multi-Monitor Setup Tools


It seems that a lot of you love working on more than one monitor. At least that’s what the comments on my dual monitor setup post imply. I was in fact surprised to find that many are using a 3 monitor setup!

So the following are five tools that can greatly enhance your multi-monitor setup.

1. UltraMon

UltraMon is a must-have tool for Windows users on a multi-monitor setup. It adds a ton of functions (smart taskbar, quick window movements etc) that make managing the monitors a cakewalk.

2. MultiMon TaskBar

MultiMon TaskBar (Windows only) adds a taskbar to the second monitor which isn’t there by default when you are extending your primary monitor onto a new one.

3. Dual Monitor Tools

Dual Monitor Tools (again, Windows only) is a free and open-source multi-monitor management software that lets you play with wallpapers, move windows and do much more.

4. Synergy

Synergy is for those who not only use more than one monitor but, also, more than one operating system on those monitors. It lets you easily share the same keyboard and mouse across different platforms.

5. Keyboard Trick

This isn’t a tool but a trick Windows 7 users would find useful. If you are using a dual monitor setup with Windows 7, Win+Shift+Left/Right arrow key can quickly move the active window between monitors.