"A utility for multi-monitor systems."
UltraMon is designed to give users with multiple monitors help in order to manage them better and more efficiently. If you have more than one monitor, this program will help you move open windows and maximize them easily, while keeping their position for the next time you open them. The Smart Taskbar allows you to have better control over the applications in each monitor, and you also have the ability to change wallpaper and screensaver in each one of them.
It is very easy to install the product in your computer. The setup procedure is simple and short. In one of the steps you are asked to enter your registration code and the name it is registered to, but if you just want to use the trial version then leave those two boxes empty. In the next step you will see a list of all the available components for installation, by default all of them are included but more advanced users can change that and exclude some if they don’t want to have them installed. Main installation starts right afterwards, and finishes after a couple of minutes.
Supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista and 7, compatible with both 32 and 64-bit versions.
UltraMon starts running as a process in the system tray, and by right clicking on its icon you can access its features. The program’s main interface is considered to be the Options menu, which is nothing more than a window with multiple tabs and different settings in each one. Those tabs are: General, Smart Taskbar, Buttons and Menu Commands, Hotkeys, Profiles and Shortcuts, Compatibility, Customization and Ignored Monitors. As you can see they’re not few, making the program really configurable.
Smart Taskbar is the name of the feature that controls how applications appear in each monitor’s taskbar. It has two modes, Standard and Mirror. In Standard mode, the taskbar of each monitor only shows the applications that run on that monitor. It is ideal if you have many programs running at the same time as it separates them and helps you access them easier. On the other hand, Mirror mode shows all open applications in every taskbar. This is more helpful when you want to quickly switch between windows regardless of the monitor you’re working on.
Window management becomes easier with the custom buttons that appear in the title bar. With them you can move the windows to another monitor or maximize it to desktop, which means stretching it across all monitors. Hotkeys can be assigned for most actions.
Mirroring is another interesting feature that this program includes. You can mirror one or more monitors, a part of a monitor, an application or the area around the mouse pointer and show the same thing on another monitor(s). It is extremely helpful during presentations.
It has a vast variety of features that will be confusing to beginners. It needs some time to get familiar with, but after a while it will be really easy to use.
DisplayFusion Pro is one of the best software that will help you manage your monitors, easy enough for novices to use and advanced enough for professionals to work with. It has a few more features than UltraMon, for example Windows logon changer, but the main features are overall the same. ZBar is free alternative for managing your monitors, but it has very few features compared to the programs above.
UltraMon is not a program to overlook when seeking for a program to manage your monitors. It is a high quality software that can help you do your work easier, faster and more efficiently.
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