Manage Wallpaper on your Dual Monitor Windows 8 Computer really easily. The Software presented here is a small software utility which can be used on Windows 8 Computers for Changing Wallpapers. All you need to manage dual wallpapers on your dual monitor Windows 8 computer is select a folder containing images and then just click on any of the image thumbnail to set the wallpaper. There are two windows in this Wallpaper Software out of which one Window Manages Wallpaper Location and other Window displays thumbnails of the images found in the selected folder.
Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software for Windows 8
The above screenshot displays the Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software for Windows 8 Computers. The above screenshot also displays two separate windows to manage wallpaper and wallpaper location. Depending on the number of Monitors connected to your Windows 8 computer, this Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software will display separate tabs for every monitor. The Wallpaper Manager Window of this Software is re-sizable and thumbnails will automatically adjust themselves to give you the best view. On the other hand the Wallpaper Location Window displays various Wallpaper Locations such as Center, Tile, Stretch, Fit, Fill and Span locations for the Wallpaper Image set using this software.
Download this Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software on your Windows 8 running on either 32 bit or 64 bit architecture and manage separate wallpapers on separate monitors. In case you do connect third monitor or even fourth monitor to your Windows 8 computer, you would be still able to set different wallpapers on different monitors with this Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software. Most of the features of this Windows 8 Wallpaper Software can be managed with the Menu options provided for this software. You can even set different folders containing images for different monitors. At application startup, the software prompts to select a folder containing wallpaper images and then onwards, it does remembers the folder selected so that you do not need to select the wallpaper folder every time you start the application. In case you are using MurGeeMon, this software is free for you and you can enjoy all the features of this software utility and the advanced Monitor Management features of the MurGeeMon.
Now you can blank out any of the multiple monitors connected to your Windows computer. Windows does not offers a software switch to just turn off any selected monitor without disabling the monitor. When you disable a Monitor, your virtual Window settings change and yes it can be really difficult to struggle with control panel to just enable or disable multiple monitors. Now with Multi Blanker software utility, you do not need to struggle with complex multiple monitor settings with Screen Resolution control panel option or anything else and just show up a blank screen on any of the monitors and avoid staring at a monitor which you actually do not want to remain ON.
Multi Monitor Utility to blank Multiple Monitors connected to a Windows Computer
Whether you have dual or any number of monitors connected to your Windows computer, this Blank Screen Utility can be really handy and provide you full control over the display on your other Monitors. This Multi Monitor utility has got a small window and a listbox containing names of monitors connected in extended mode to your Windows computer. In order to blank out or display a Black Screen on any of the Monitors, you can select single or multiple monitor names from the list and click on the Toggle button to show up a Black Screen on all the selected Monitors. You can even double click on any of the Monitor(s) name to toggle the black screen displayed on the selected monitor. The black screen is displayed in a System Modal fashion which prohibits any other currently running window to actually show up on the selected monitor above the black screen. This Multi Monitor utility is presented as a plugin with MurGeeMon and can be downloaded from the How To tab of the software. In case you are already using MurGeeMon, you can download this Multi Blanker utility and manage the screen of all other monitors from your primary or number 1 monitor of your Windows computer.
This Multi Monitor utility is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and even with Windows XP. The black screen can be started on any of the monitor connected in extended mode using the main screen of the software. In order to exit or close the black screen on any of the monitors, you can either togggle the black screen using the software interface or right click on the black screen and select the option to close the black screen. This Multi Monitor utility when closed removes the black screens from all the monitors. This can be even used as a quick alternative to a software switch to turn on or off any of the monitor using a software utility. When the black screen is running on any of the selected monitor(s), you will be able to move the mouse cursor on the screen, however all other applications on the monitor would run beneath the black screen.
A Toolbar can be really handy whether you are using single, dual or multiple monitors windows computer. The toolbar presented here can be really handy when using a dual or even a multiple monitor windows computer. Yes this toolbar works fine on Windows XP onwards operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Vista and other Microsoft Operating Systems. This Dual Monitor Toolbar is presented as a plugin with the Dual Monitor Software named as MurGeeMon. This post describes few features of the toolbar and provides screenshots of the toolbar as well. Click on the Toolbar screenshot below to view the actual size screenshot.
Toolbar for Dual or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer
Whether you are using Windows 7, XP, Vista or any other Microsoft Operating System such as Windows 8 etc, managing Desktop Shortcuts can really become difficult and time consuming. This Dual Monitor Toolbar allows you to view multiple shortcuts / files from any selected folder. This toolbar remembers it’s position and size which can be really handy when you wish to launch various shortcuts , programs or open documents from secondary or third monitor etc. This Toolbar can be downloaded from within the MurGeeMon Software’s Tutorial Page. You can change skin of the toolbar easily by clicking on button at the top left corner of the toolbar. The Files / Shortcuts are displayed in this toolbar according to file type.
In order to use this Dual Monitor Toolbar, all you need to do is launch it. By default the software displays files and shortcuts from the My Documents folder. The Folder can be changed using small button below the cross button (which is the Application Close button). There are two more buttons which allows to open the folder and refresh the contents displayed by this Dual Monitor ToolBar. The Application is a resizable application and you can drag the toolbar to any location on your single, dual or multi monitor windows computer and the next time you start your, the dual monitor toolbar will reposition and resize automatically to it’s last position and location.
Windows 8 taskbar can be configured to be displayed on dual or multiple monitors. This post will describe few features of the taskbar when using dual monitors on a Windows 8 computer. The same properties will apply when using Windows 8 wilth multiple monitors. This post will talk specifically about the dual monitor taskbar which you get free with Windows 8. Screenshot and appropriate description of the taskbar will help you get the most out of your dual monitor experience of Windows 8. Have a look at the given below screenshot captured on a Dual Monitor Windows 8 computer displaying the dual monitor taskbar with properties available to configure and using the right click on the taskbar of the secondary monitor on the windows explorer icon.
Task on a Dual Monitor Windows 8 Computer
There are many useful things that can be figured out from the above Dual Monitor Taskbar screenshot of Windows 8 Computer. Let’s start with Monitor Resolution, the first monitor has a resolution of 1024 X 768 and the other Monitor has a resolution of 800 X 600. Yes the monitors can have other bigger resolutions depending on the appropriate hardware and software. You can click on the above screenshot to view the actual size screenshot. Note that the taskbar is displayed on both the monitors, however the System Tray Icons are displayed only on the first or primary monitor. Start Menu, the Show Desktop Button, Volume Control and other System Tray Icons are displayed only on the first or primary monitor. The other monitor does have a taskbar and has another button on the extreme left which allows to Move the Start Screen onto the secondary monitor.
The Dual Monitor Taskbar is also a Multi Monitor Taskbar and will be displayed on all the extended monitors using Windows 8. The Taskbar has many standard typical taskbar features like JumpList on the icons displayed on the right click. The JumpList was introduced in Windows 7 and is available in Windows 8 as well even in the dual monitor taskbar of Windows 8. The screenshot above displays the menu options (i.e. JumpList) displayed when right clicked on the shortcut displayed onto the taskbar. Have a close look at the Taskbar properties as well which will allow you to control how the taskbar on the secondary monitor should behave. Pinning icons on the taskbar is available only on the main or primary monitor. The Dual Monitor Software (i.e. MurGeeMon) is also seen in the screenshot taken above and works well with Windows 8 providing quick and useful dual monitor control options for Windows 8 computer.
Zoom into any screen area of a computer running Windows easily with Real Time Zoom Software Utility. The Real Time Zoom Software is available on a try before buy basis and can be tried for free. The Software Download allows you to define an area of the screen which you wish to zoom and then displays that selected rectangular area in another window.
Zoom into Screen easily
The Rectangular Window in which zoomed screen area is displayed is a resizeable window and can be moved onto any monitor when running dual or multiple monitor windows computer. The Screenshot displayed above is the Settings screen of the Real Time Zoom Software Utility. The Settings screen allows to define Screen Co-Ordinates and Refresh Rate at which the Zoomed image must be displayed. Once you click on the OK button of the Settings Screen, the main window of Real Time Zoom will open up displaying the area captured by the Settings Screen.
The Main Window of the Real Time Zoom remembers it’s position and size and is also a resizeable window. You can even move any of the Window of the Software to external monitor and you can capture screen location of secondary monitor or alternatively move the main screen of Real Time Zoom to external display so that you can watch what’s happening on the primary monitor.
Download the Real Time Zoom Software utility now and give it a try. It is a really small and inexpensive software utility which can work fine on XP, Vista, Windows 7 or even on Windows 8 computer. This Software Utility can be used to view the specified location of computer screen in a resizable manner. In case you would like to view the contents of another Monitor in a resizeable window, you can use the Monitor View Utility which is a part of MurGeeMon software application.
Now you can open up any window on second or third or any other monitor really easily. All you need to do is place shortcut to launch the application on the desired monitor and use your mouse cursor to launch it. Many applications launch themselves on primary monitor by default and you have to move them to the desired monitor manually. Moreover many applications remember the last position of the application window and launch themselves on the last monitor with optionally last configured size irrespective of whether that specific monitor is turned on or off.
Let’s say you have a dual monitor windows computer and you use an application on second monitor. The desired application launches itself on second monitor or you manually move that application onto second monitor. Now if you have to always move that application window to second monitor manually then this post can be really useful to you, as a software is presented here which can be used to open an application window on second monitor automatically.
Consider another scenario where your second monitor has been turned off and when you launch the application window, it goes to the second monitor and you will be required to turn on that second monitor, move the window to first monitor and then turn off second monitor.
These small things can really hamper the benefits of having dual or multiple monitors connected to a windows computer. The Software presented can be used to automatically move or open up a window on second or any other monitor. The Multi Monitor Application helper is presented as a plugin for MurGeeMon and can be downloaded from here.
The Multi Monitor Software Utility presented above Monitors all windows and monitors the mouse cursor position. In case your Mouse Cursor is present on second monitor and a window opens up on first monitor, the software will move the window to second monitor automatically after getting a confirmation from you.
Whether you are using Windows 8 or Windows 7 or any other Windows version on a dual monitor computer, changing wallpaper on second monitor is just 2 clicks away. When having dual monitors connected to a windows computer, you can have the display to span both the monitors. The Monitor on which start menu is displayed is named as primary monitor and other one is called secondary monitor. Have a look at given below screenshot which displays how to change wallpaper on second monitor.
2 Clicks to Change Wallpaper on Second Monitor
The Screenshot above displays 2 step procedure to change wallpaper on second monitor. The Software displayed above is MurGeeMon and can be used to have 2 different wallpapers on two monitors. The user interface of the software is just like in Desktop Background of Personalisation settings of control panel of Windows 7 or Windows 8. The Software even provides an option to have single wallpaper on both the monitors. Download and try out the software for free now and change wallpaper on first or second monitor with flexibility and ease.
Yes Finally Windows 8 does provides better Multi Monitor Support even better than provided in Windows 7. Now Windows 8 provides the option of having TaskBar on every connected Monitor. The Start Menu Button is displayed on Primary Monitor and every other monitor has another quick button to Move the Start Screen to the selected Monitor. When author tested that functionality on Windows 8 with dual monitors connected to a Windows 8 computer, the start button was shifted to secondary monitor easily. So effectively you will be able to shift the start button to any monitor of your choice easily.
The Taskbars on non primary monitors are typically used to display the Windows minimized. Taskbar properties as displayed below can be used to configure what windows does the taskbars displays. As seen in the screenshot below, there are three options available to choose from. First of all you can enable or disable the taskbar on non primary monitors. Under Multiple Displays section in the screenshot below, note the checkbox which says Show Taskbar on all displays. Unchecking this checkbox will display extended multiple monitors similar to how the monitors or displays used to appear on Windows 7, Vista, etc. In case you do enable the option to display the taskbar on all displays, you can then configure what all those taskbars display ?
Enable or Disable Taskbars on Multiple Monitors in Windows 8
The options available for Windows displayed in the taskbar are to Duplicate Windows on all taskbars, Unique to each taskbar and on main taskbar, and Unique to each taskbar. Windows 8 also allows to selectively choose the option to combine the windows on taskbars in configurable 3 options.
Other things to note about Multi Monitor support of Windows 8 is that although the taskbars on other monitors can be displayed, they are not as sophisticated as the taskbar on Main Monitor. The Taskbar on secondary, ternary or other multiple monitors are limited to displaying minimized application windows only. You will be able to right click on any Window displayed on non primary taskbar and view the JumpList of the software, hover over the window icon in taskbar and preview the application window without restoring it and just like application icon on main taskbar, you will be able to close any application window on any taskbar by selecting the close option from the right click menu.
In case you would like to pin a shortcut to main taskbar, yes this will work as it used to work on Windows 7, however you will not be able to pin a shortcut specifically to any non primary taskbar. Applications launched from a shortcut on secondary monitor will not forcibly appear on secondary monitor. Application Windows will still hold the responsibility of starting up on an appropriate monitor. In case you would like to have seperate wallpaper on multiple monitors on Windows 8, you will still have to use 3rd party software application such as MurGeeMon. The MurGeeMon is a Dual Monitor Software and hence can be used only to set different wallpapers on dual monitor windows 8 computer, however developments are going on which would allow the MurMeeMon to support Multiple Monitor Windows 8 computer.
Wanna Clone a monitor onto another monitor or into a specific Window? Yes there is a really easy solution to clone selected monitor for Windows 8, XP, Windows 7 and other Windows Versions. Let’s say you do have 3 Monitors and you want to clone Monitor 1′s contents onto Monitor 3, all you would need is to download and install the MurGeeMon Software. Once the software is installed, you can launch Monitor View from Start Menu as displayed below.
Launch Monitor View to Clone any selected Monitor
Once you launch Monitor View Software from MurGeeMon start menu folder, you can launch the Monitor View Software. The Software can be used to clone Monitor on Windows 7, Windows XP and any other version of Windows. Microsoft says that all the software applications that work on Windows 7 will work fine on Windows 8 and hence the Monitor View will work on Windows 8 as well, giving you the option to clone any selected monitor into a small window. The Monitor View’s Window will also provide a context menu to resize the monitor view window to be resized as per the size of the monitor that was cloned. You will even be able to select the display update interval in terms of milliseconds. Given below figure displays the Monitor View’s Window which can be used to Clone any Monitor. The Monitor View can be really useful when you want to clone any selected monitor in extended mode.
Select Monitor and Click on OK to clone the selected Monitor
In the Screenshot above, the Monitor View is running on Windows 7 with 2 Monitors connected in extended mode. In the above screenshot of the software, Monitor number 2 has been selected to be cloned. Once OK is clicked in the above figure, a new Monitor Clone Window will be launched and will display the contents of Monitor 2. Cloning any Monitor was never so easy and manageable. You can even specify the display update interval and the software will work fine on Windows 8 and has been tested to be working fine on Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.
Windows 8 is expected to provide taskbar on secondary Monitor. Whether Microsoft provides extra taskbar on Windows 8 or not will be uncovered soon. However an extra 3rd party Multi Monitor Software can provide you whatever microsoft does not provides. Yes Windows 7 provides many useful ways to control dual or multiple monitors with control panel, still there are many things that a Multi Monitor Software can provide and make using of Multiple Monitors on any version of Windows really easy and fun to have.
Having different wallpapers on dual monitors is something that Microsoft does not provides on Windows 7 and there are chances that Microsoft will continue not to provide way to set different background on different Monitors. In case you are using only 2 Monitors connected to your Windows 7 and plan to use same number of monitors on Windows 8, the Dual Monitor Software can be of help.
Shortcut Keys, Desktop Shortcuts, System Tray Menu in comprehensive software with all Monitor control features can be really of use. You can even submit a feature request to the provider and the software provider can try to implement the feature for your version of Windows. Even if an extra taskbar is provided in Windows 8, an additional Multi Monitor Software can still be of use & worth giving a try.