Extend Your XP Taskbar Across Multiple Monitors for Free

By Daniel Gilbert on June 1st, 2009

If there’s one thing we love as geeks, it’s using multiple monitors. We walk through libraries, universities and homes watching people slave away with only a single screen, and we sigh an audible sigh. The extra lolcats they could be viewing if only they maximized their efficiency.

We’ve written about them before in this article, where we showed you how to make them look nice. But it seems that even we might be losing serious YouTube viewing seconds due to Windows’ restriction of the taskbar to the user’s primary monitor. This is an issue that MultiMonitor Taskbar attempts to address.

Note: The free version may possibly work on Vista, but it doesn’t natively support the Vista theme.

Installing MultiMonitor Taskbar

To download this software for free, simply navigate to the product’s page and click on the free version in the lower right corner.

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Once you’ve done that, simply run the install and get yourself nice and acquainted with this little button. Follow the prompts until it’s installed to your liking.

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Then we just load up the program by clicking on that uneasy looking icon.

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And we’re taken from this:

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To this:

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It’s hard to see the significance this holds for the average user, but being able to dedicate a program to a certain monitor and have it stay there upon minimization is a godsend.

The program also places this handy little button in the right hand corner of your window.

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This switches the window instantaneously from one monitor to the other, while maintaining the same dimensions and placement as you originally allocated it.

Overall an extremely convenient program, albeit a dull looking one. But, hey, it’s free.

Download Multimonitor Taskbar from mediachance.com

Daniel Gilbert is a geek from down under that really likes Firefox and audio recording.

  • Published 06/1/09
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