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Solved Ultramon


Pooch

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#1
Hi has anyone managed to get Ultramon working on Developer Build 8102
 

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I've been using Display Fusion. It works quite well and even shows Metro Apps in its Taskbar.
 

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Avalon

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Erm, I do believe that there is a native "Extend" option in personalization, that will extend your wallpaper and taskbar across multiple monitors. You should check that out.
 

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Erm, Avalon, do you really think I'm that clueless?

Avalon, Win8 8102 certainly has multiple monitor taskbar support but with Display Fusion, I get both:

Display Fusion on a secondary monitor:

2011-10-07_013912.jpg

If I slide upwards off the Display Fusion Taskbar, it slides down and reveals the native Win8 8102 multiple monitor Task bar (not nearly as utilitarian):
2011-10-07_013818.jpg

(I have my taskbars set to auto-hide)


As to the ability to extend wallpaper across multiple monitors, that, too, is included in Win8 8102 but Display Fusion does a much better job.
 

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Pooch

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#5
Thank you for the replies :) Display fusion looks quite good but I like Ultramon and as I have paid for it I would prefer to use it, as for wallpapers I already have a program that is very good and also works on 8; John’s Background Switcher « John's Adventures
 

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Avalon

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Erm, Avalon, do you really think I'm that clueless?
I didn't mean to make you sound like an idiot, it just seemed like you didn't know about it... :eek:
Perhaps we will just have to wait for them to modify and upgrade it.
 

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Pooch

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#7
I found my answer here; Realtime Soft Forum
It doesn't give me the full functionality that I wanted but at least Ultramon runs:)
 

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I found my answer here; Realtime Soft Forum
It doesn't give me the full functionality that I wanted but at least Ultramon runs:)
Thanks for the update! :)

How do you like it?

Do you get both multi-monitor Taskbars (native and programmatically) like I do in Display Fusion?

Do you get Metro Apps in the Ultramon Taskbar like I get in Display Fusion?

I'm curious.
 

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Pooch

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#9
Hi Mike

No I only get the Ultramon taskbars and I do not see any metro apps either but that maybe as I deleted them from the start screen lol
I am not a touch screen user and am also not particularly interested with apps but that may change with time.

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Still, it's looking good, Pooch.

I'm glad you got it sorted.

The biggest thing I couldn't live without is the icon on the title bar enabling me to move a window from one monitor to the next with just a click:

2011-10-08_042601.jpg
 

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Pooch

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lmao that just happens to be the one in Ultramon that was causing the problem :) I love this button, but will just have to wait for an Ultramon update (
 

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I hope it gets updated soon, Pooch. :)

The author of Display Fusion started supporting Win8 8102 as soon as it came out (not oficially, though, but good enough). :D
 

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Pooch

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Thats good :) it looks like I spoke to soon when I re-enabled metro I get two task bars on the second monitor :( Oh well I'll just have to live with it.

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I use Auto-hide and the Display Fusion Task bar trumps the native secondary task bar, normally.

All I have to do is slide the mouse up a bit and the Display Fusion secondary Taskbar falls down revealing the native secondary Taskbar.
 

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Pooch

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Thank you
 

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