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    3 more hidden features in Windows 8


    Windows 8 to get better crash-detection features, a 3G/Wi-Fi/WWAN Cost Limiter and (gasp!) a taskbar with multi-monitor support.
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    and (gasp!) a taskbar with multi-monitor support.


    About time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    and (gasp!) a taskbar with multi-monitor support.


    About time.
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    Regarding the Multi-Monitor task bar.

    You may want to be able to have the ability to set up separate task bars on each of the monitors whether you are extending or mirroring. Normally in mirroring you would want to see the same task bar. However, if you are extending your monitor you most likely would want to be able set up a separate task bar on the extended monitor. One reason I would like this is because some programs I always run to show up in one monitor and some I always run to show up in the other monitor. So I would prefer to have a taskbar that works with the second monitor in extended mode. If I click on an icon on the task bar on the second monitor I would want and expect that program to open on the second monitor.

    Working this way with two monitors you can eliminate the need to duplicate icons on the two task bars if you use that program primarily in one specific monitor.

    For example when I uses certain utilities or applications I always run them in the second monitor if I run them with my Browser open. etc
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    It would be hoped that the multi monitor support would include the ability to have seperate taskbars, otherwise it would be pretty half a$$ed. I use Multimon to give me taskbar space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It would be hoped that the multi monitor support would include the ability to have seperate taskbars, otherwise it would be pretty half a$$ed. I use Multimon to give me taskbar space.

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    It would be hoped
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    I just plugged in another monitor to my Windows 8 test box disabled the setting in group policy, and I'm still having trouble getting it working. Does it not work in 7955?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It would be hoped that the multi monitor support would include the ability to have seperate taskbars, otherwise it would be pretty half a$$ed. I use Multimon to give me taskbar space.

    A Guy
    I agree, and currently using UltraMon here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It would be hoped that the multi monitor support would include the ability to have seperate taskbars, otherwise it would be pretty half a$$ed. I use Multimon to give me taskbar space.

    A Guy
    I agree, and currently using UltraMon here.
    DOH! Didi I type MultiMon? It is of course UltraMon. Thanks 24c (I did use MultiMon beofre I got UltraMon )

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