UltraMon (no not UltraLord – you watch too much Fanboy and ChumChum)

As a multiple monitor user – I find that the added productivity of being able to run a number of apps and have them visible to me all the time – remote server status – helpdesk apps – the list is endless. So I recently started using Ultramon  from Realtime Software  from here. I think the feature that I use the most is sending applications to screens once I’m finished with them.

Heres a summary of the main points of the app from the developers web site …

• Window management
Quickly move windows between monitors or maximize a window to the desktop using the additional window buttons added by UltraMon.

• Smart Taskbar
UltraMon adds an additional taskbar for each secondary monitor, and each taskbar only shows tasks from the monitor it is on. This makes managing lots of open applications much easier, and when activating an application, you’ll know on which monitor it will appear. (This can be a bit confusing and for while I had several apps open more than once on several screens)

• Application positioning
Use the UltraMon tabs added to a shortcut’s properties to set an application’s position or use custom display settings when the application is running.

• Display profiles
With display profiles, you can quickly change the settings of one or more monitors. You can also create a display profile that gets applied when logging in, especially useful when the computer is used by more than one person, and not everyone wants to use the same display settings.

• Desktop wallpaper
The UltraMon wallpaper manager adds the ability to use a different picture on each monitor, or stretch a single picture across the desktop.

• Screen savers
Some screen savers only run on the primary monitor. UltraMon can blank the secondary monitors when the screen saver is running, or run additional screen savers on secondary monitors.

• Mirroring
Mirror the primary monitor on one or more secondary monitors, for example when doing a presentation. Or mirror only a single application on a secondary monitor. A unique feature is support for different resolutions, the source monitor can run at a higher resolution than the mirror monitor. (This is certainly handy for presentation booths)

• Use more than 10 monitors
UltraMon provides a custom Display Settings applet with support for configuring more than 10 monitors. These are only the main features of UltraMon, for detailed information, take their  Feature Tour. (Just need to get another 6 monitors 🙂