Actual Multiple Monitors clones the Windows Taskbar, Start button, system tray and the Alt-Tab Task Switcher on secondary monitors, and also offers new multi-monitor window management services, such as switching windows between monitors in a flash.
Version: 8.14.4Actual Multiple Monitors is the unique toolkit which improves the usability of Windows user interface and make the work with multi-monitor setups much more comfortable and effective.
License: Free To Try $24.95
Operating System: Windows
Powerful yet easy-to-use, the program adds a copy of the original Windows Taskbar onto each secondary display, simplifying and unifying the task management on all monitors.
Each such copy can either display only the tasks running on the same monitor or mirror the contents of main Taskbar. Moreover, each secondary taskbar can display the Start button, the notification area (system tray), any toolbars (like Quick Launch, etc.) and the clock.
Also, you can clone the Alt-Tab Task Switcher window on each monitor to get rid of turning your attention to the primary monitor every time you need to switch tasks.
Finally, all taskbars can be semi-transparent!
Actual Multiple Monitors greatly enhances window management within the expanded screen space with such usability tools as quick switching windows between monitors via special button in each window's title bar or via hotkeys, easy dragging / sizing windows by an arbitrary point, snapping windows to desktop boundaries and to each other (sticky borders), emulation of Windows 7 Aero Snap on XP / Vista, making any window span the entire desktop or fit monitor's width / height - and many others!
To make your work environment even more comfortable and efficient, Actual Multiple Monitors offers setting up rules for your favorite apps to choose which monitor displays the program at startup.
You can also create desktop profiles, which include such display properties as screen resolution, refresh rate, color depth, status (primary or secondary), the type of wallpaper and screen saver (shared or individual on each display). Last but not least - the program can save and restore the order of icons on your desktop in case they were garbled in some way.
Try Actual Multiple Monitors right now - and it will make arranging multi-monitor setups a breeze!
Version 8.14.4: 1) Restored Open-Shell compatibility. 2) Improved many internal facilities (implies better reliability, compatibility, and performance - see the full changelog). 3) Fixed numerous bugs (see the full changelog).
Version 8.14.3: 1) Fixed: Rare random crashes of running apps. 2) Fixed: Some incompatibility issues with Chromium-based apps. 3) Fixed: Numerous issues with extra title buttons.
Version 8.14.1: 1) Changed: Internal logic of global hook handlers for a better compatibility with multi-core CPUs. 2) Fixed: Notepad got frozen when opened empty in Windows 18362+. 3) Fixed: Action Center did not open if the system taskbar was replaced. 4) Fixed: UWP apps used default icon instead of native icon.
Version 8.14: 1) Added: Interactive Mirroring feature. 2) Added: Compatibility with newer Windows 10 builds (including Light visual theme support). 3) Added: High DPI support for Configuration. 4) Fixed: High DPI support in Actual Taskbar and Desktop Divider. 5) Fixed: Title buttons in Office 2019 apps.
Version 8.13.3: 1) Fixed: High CPU consumption by SmartScreen. 2) Fixed: Exclusions stopped working since 8.13. 3) Improved: Actual Taskbar and title buttons appearance in RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew). 4) Fixed: Title buttons' placing and coloring in Win10 17763+ and Insider 18267+.
Version 8.13.2: 1) Fixed dwm.exe crash in Windows Vista/7. 2) Improved title buttons placement in Google Chrome. 3) Improved compatibility with Chromium-based apps (Opera/Vivaldi/Yander.Browser, Slack, Spotify). 4) Fixed active window scrolling. 5) Fixed Configuration window look in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.13: 1) Added auto-restoration of window layout after changing desktop configuration. 2) Reduced system workload on multi-core CPUs. 3) Improved Wrap the Desktop feature. 4) Fixed automatic mode of Save Idle Screens feature. 5) Fixed Drag to Scroll and Easy Dragging/Sizing features.
Version 8.12.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.
Version 8.12: 1) Added: New feature Per-application Audio Device Switcher. 2) Changed: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update compatibility improved. 3) Fixed: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google Chrome 64+. 4) Fixed: Extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced and drawn in wrong color.
Version 8.11.3: 1) Fixed: Active app might hang forever when rolling mouse wheel. 2) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar CPU usage was too high on different DPI monitors. 3) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar lost its toolbar arrangement at startup. 4) Fixed: (Win10 CU) Sometimes vertical Actual Taskbar got invisible.