Remove Icons from Windows Taskbar

This post describes How you can remove Icons from Taskbar of Windows. Starting with Windows 7, you can pin Program Icons to Taskbar which effectively keep Application Icon in Taskbar even when the Application is not running. This post provides way to remove Icons of Application Programs which are either running and also the programs which are just pinned to the taskbar.

Remove Icons from Taskbar

Remove Icons from Taskbar

The above Screenshot displays button to launch Taskbar Icon Manager of MurGeeMon. The Taskbar Icon Manager can be used to remove Icons of Applications which are running currently. In Order to remove Icon of any Application Window, all you need to so is select the Application Icon and click the Remove Icon button to hide the Application Icon and still keep the Application running as normal. Note that this removal of Application Icon from Taskbar is temporary and the Icon will appear again, if application is closed and re-opened.

Unpin Program from Taskbar

Unpin Program from Taskbar

In case you would like to permanently remove an Application Icon from Taskbar which was previously pinned to taskbar, you need to right click on the application Icon and click on the Menu option Unpin this program from taskbar. Some Applications do have Jumplists and some do not have Jumplist, however the procedure to remove any application icon from taskbar remains the same.

Shortcuts in Taskbar

Shortcuts in Taskbar

In case you would like to have your own Application Icon in Taskbar, you can get the Jumplist Manager Software which works on Windows 7, Windows 8 and on Windows 8.1. The Shortcuts in Taskbar post provides the Download Link of the Software and also provides a short video tutorial captured on a Windows 8.1 Computer.

Make Window Always on Top

This post describes how you can make any Application Window to Stay at Top of all other Windows. Making a Window always on top is done using MurGeeMon and a Keyboard Shortcut. The Monitor Control tab of MurGeeMon allows you to define a keyboard shortcut to make the Window under focus to stay at Top. The Window which is made to stay always on top remains on Top of all other Windows as long as it is running and no other Window is made to stay at Top of all other Windows.

The above Video Tutorial displays how to make a Window to Stay always on top by using a Keyboard Shortcut defined in MurGeeMon. When you do not want that Window to stay on top of other Windows, you can close it and then relaunch it. The changes done to the Window persist as long as the Window remains open. Always on Top Window has the highest Z Order and any other Window can be assigned greater Z Order so that the other window remains on top of other Windows.

Make a Window to Stay at Top of other Windows

Make a Window to Stay at Top of other Windows

There is another method supported by MurGeeMon to make any application Window to stay always on top. The Always on Top post of this blog talks in detail about that method and basically involves manually selecting an Application Window and marking that Window to stay on top of all other Windows.

Always on Top

Always on Top

Both of the methods described above works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8 and even on Windows 8.1. There are lots of other features supported by the software described above. Yes the software has been basically designed for Dual or Multi Monitor Windows Users, but other Computer control features of MurGeeMon does make the software worth giving a try.

Lock Mouse to one Monitor

When using Dual or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer, you can easily Lock Mouse onto any given Monitor with MurGeeMon. In order to Lock Mouse Cursor Movements onto the current Monitor, all you need to do is Move the Mouse Cursor to the desired Monitor and press a Keyboard Shortcut to Lock or Unlock Mouse Movements to the current Monitor. Given below screenshot displays the Monitor Control tab with Mouse Locking feature highlighted.

Lock Mouse to One Monitor

Lock Mouse to One Monitor

With Toggle Mouse Lock on Monitor with Hot Key functionality you can define a Keyboard Shortcut to Lock or Unlock Mouse Movements to the Monitor with Mouse Cursor. Once Mouse is Locked to one Monitor, you will not be able to move the Mouse Cursor to any other Monitor unless you Unlock Mouse by pressing the Keyboard Shortcut again or by closing MurGeeMon.

Mouse Locked to Primary Monitor

Mouse Locked to Primary Monitor

The above screenshot displays change in status bar of the Monitor Control tab when Mouse is Locked to Monitor. In the Screenshot above, the Mouse is Locked to Primary Monitor and to the right hand side of the status bar, nearest Monitor to the Mouse cursor is displayed. The Keyboard Shortcut works like a toggle so that the same keyboard shortcut can Lock and Unlock Mouse onto any given Monitor.

How to Disable Second Monitor

This post provides two ways in which you can disable second monitor on a Dual Monitor Windows Computer. The first method is to use Windows Control Panel and second method is to use system tray menu of MurGeeMon. In order to disable second monitor, you do not need to remove cables or anything else. Yes even when the second monitor is disabled, it does draws a little power, but allows you to enable the Second Monitor with Keyboard and Mouse.

Turn Off Second Monitor

Turn Off Second Monitor

The above method allows you to create a Desktop Shortcut to Disable or Turn Off Second Monitor. Yes you can even create a Desktop Shortcut to Enable or Turn On Second Monitor in a similar way. The above Screenshot displays a Screen for creating Dual Monitor Shortcut with MurGeeMon. This way of disabling or enabling Second Monitor gives you flexibility and total control over your Second Monitor. In case you do have any shortcuts or application windows on second monitor, they will move to the primary monitor automatically.

Launch Screen Resolution from Desktop Right Click

Launch Screen Resolution from Desktop Right Click

The Second Method to Disable Second Monitor is to launch Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet. The above screenshot displays how to launch the Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet by doing a Right Click on the Desktop. Once you have the Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet, open, you can Turn Off Second or any other Monitor connected to your Windows Computer.

Dual Monitor Software

Dual Monitor Software

 

The MurGeeMon which is a Dual Monitor Software provides quick and easy ways to control Monitor, Mouse, Wallpaper, Monitor Resolution and almost everything related to Monitors on a Dual or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer. Using this software also provided a Windows Version independent way to control Dual or Multiple Monitors. Once you have disabled Second Monitor using any of the methods outlined above, you can also enable it back and use the Monitor in Extended Mode.

Video Tutorial of Dual Monitor Software

Explore Various features of the Dual Monitor Software Titled MurGeeMon. Given below Video demonstrates what all you can do with this Software and displays various screens and inbuilt tutorials. There are lots of features which can be used on a Multiple Monitor Software and few features work only on Single / Dual Monitor Windows Computer. Watch Dual Monitor Software in this Video Tutorial.

Dual Monitor Software

Dual Monitor Software

Yes this Dual Monitor Software works on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apart from older versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows XP, etc. You can download and try out this software application for free and explore it’s various features. The Application sits in System Tray and a Right Click menu allows you to change Monitor Configuration, Create Dual Monitor Shortcut, Configure Resolution and much more.

Dual Monitor Wallpaper Software for Windows 8

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

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.

 

Blank out Multi Monitors

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 out Multiple Monitors

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.

Dual Monitor Toolbar

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.

Dual Monitor Taskbar

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.

Dual Monitor Taskbar

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 Screen on Windows 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 any specific part of Computer Screen

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.