I have a Wndows XP machine with an Intel Core i5-2400 processor with integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 2000) and two monitors hooked up to it.
I would like to have the Windows desktop span these two monitors like they were one giant monitor, meaning the task bar would go along the full bottom of both screens instead of just the primary monitor's.
Furthermore, it bothers me that whenever I lock Windows and then unlock it, windows that were going across both screens (like Visual Studio) have been resized to fit on the first screen.
My old Matrox graphics card had otions for both of these things (essentially lying to the OS that there was OS there was one giant instead of two monitors). However, I haven't been able to find any corresponding settings in Intel's graphics otions. Does Intel support them too? Maybe via some non-obvious registry setting?
Or maybe there is a third-party tool to enable this functionality? I have seen some that look like they could solve the taskbar issue, but nothing I have seen so far seems to be able to make the force-windows-on-one-screen stop.