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Dual Desktops, One Wallpaper

I only just discovered 360 Desktop, and unfortunately, before I could really adjust myself and get more productive, I also discovered dual monitors.

Frankly, the one makes the other irrelevant, although I would have been very, very impressed if 360 Desktop worked across two displays creating a huge scrolling desktop. In fact I hope its a feature they consider introducing.

"Give someone a second monitor, let them use it for while, and then try to take it away. It just isn't going to happen.",

Suzanne Ross, Microsoft Research

I couldn’t agree more.

I had a quick Google and found Display Fusion, a awesome little application to customise your dual monitors, either by having different wallpapers on each, or by having one stretched across the two.

I favour the latter, as nothing looks better then a huge, high resolution image displayed like so. For some truly amazing dual monitor images try Mandolux and Digital Blasphemy.

After the initial buzz of using two monitors I also found myself getting annoyed with the fact you have to share one taskbar between the two.

The pretty self-explanatory Multi-Monitor Taskbar puts a taskbar on the second monitor and lets you have programs minimise to this instead of the one on the main display. gHacks has covered this before and this is where I found it.

As some people pointed out in the comments for that article, Ultramon is possibly a better alternative and a beta for Vista is available, but unfortunately its shareware, not freeware.

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Comments

  1. Rarst said on July 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm
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    Try setting up wide vertical taskbar on secondary monitor. It is old and not very popular setup… But it’s very good with dual monitors, it is possible to open tons of windows without turning them into tiny squares on taskbar and there is still place left for huge clock or whatever.

  2. Emily said on July 28, 2008 at 3:29 am
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    I was wondering if you would check out our website, MLeWallpapers.com. We have an assortment of photography dual screen wallpapers and new dual widescreen wallpapers. I know we don’t have as many as Digital Blasphemy or Mandolux, but I think the photography aspect is unique. Let me know if you have any feedback.

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