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What is the best app for supporting multiple monitors in Windows 7? Ultra mon was perfect in Vista and XP but I don't think it works with Windows 7 yet. The main features I'm looking for are:

  • Taskbar for each monitor with only the apps that are running there. This might not be doable based on how the Windows 7 taskbar works now.
  • A button next to Minimize to send the window to the other monitor
  • Separate wallpapers for each monitor
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Windows+Shift+[Left/Right] should move your window between monitors. –  Ryan Versaw Jul 15 '09 at 17:43
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Ultramon now supports Windows 7 as well, but if you're having problems, check out DisplayFusion

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I use Ultramon on all my laptops .. –  lexu Jul 15 '09 at 17:41
    
I'm using DisplayFusion but can't seem to easily move windows from one monitor to the other. I think it runs on middle mouse click but that stopped working for some reason. It also doesn't have any taskbar upgrades. Is that only because I'm using the free version? –  AndyMcKenna Jul 15 '09 at 17:52
    
@AndyMcKenna: The middle-click window movement is an option, make sure it is enabled in the settings. The multi-monitor taskbar is only available to Pro users (only $20). –  Jon Tackabury Jul 16 '09 at 15:48
    
UltraMon seems dead here in 2011.. DisplayFusion is still going strong, and is currently a superior product. –  techie007 Nov 11 '11 at 0:25
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Here is a full list of shortcuts for Windows 7 (from Lifehacker):

  • Win+Home: Clear all but the active window
  • Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
  • Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
  • Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
  • Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
  • Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
  • Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display
  • Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out
  • Shift+Click a taskbar item: Open a new instance of that application
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Display Fusion takes care of the wallpaper stuff.

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It will also take care of the multi-monitor taskbar and the button next to Minimize to send the window to the other monitor (version 3.1). –  Jon Tackabury Jul 16 '09 at 15:52
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DisplayFusion** has everything you're asking about: taskbar, window buttons and wallpaper management (including on-line image sources). It also supports the look-and-feel of the Windows 7 taskbar (including pinning and previews), so it blends in with the OS.

(**I'm probably biased, because I'm the developer)

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Thanks, Jon. I'm doing the 1 month free trial of the Pro version and like that the price is half of Ultramon's single license. The taskbar is working great so far. –  AndyMcKenna Jul 18 '09 at 20:22
    
Just got DF for myself recently. It's nice, and they read their support forums! :) –  techie007 Nov 11 '11 at 0:30
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