If you use multiple monitors then you need Ultramon. I have three and I really don’t know how I would use them effectively without it. It makes the whole experience so much more natural. My favourite features being:
- The ability to drag maximized windows by the task bar and drop them onto other displays
- The ability to have a wallpaper made up of three different images stitched together across the three displays
- The Smart Taskbars that get added to the secondary displays, these are just like the real Microsoft taskbar that is restricted to the primary display and they only show the applications actually showing on their display.
Combined with Synergy – which allows me to use my desktop keyboard and mouse to control my docked Tablet (my fourth screen) its all very slick.
Well it was anyway – up until Vista – because with Vista beta 1 of Ultramon 3 was really flaky and lacking in functionality, I still used it because I can’t live without it – but it was very frustrating. Now my hero Christian Studer has released beta 2 and wow! what a huge improvement it is. I can now really recommend Ultramon again and life is so much easier 🙂