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Dual Monitor setup

Postposted on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:17 pm

Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this question, i need help regrading dual monitor setup. I bought a 23"(1920*1080) monitor a while back. Recently i wanted to use my old 19"(1440*900)monitor along with my new one as part of a dual monitor setup. I connected both to my graphics card and selected "extend the desktop" option from display settings. I can see the picture and drag and drop stuff onto the second monitor and everything, however, i can't see the taskbar in the secondary monitor. Is that normal for a dual monitor setup or a glitch? If it is a bug, how do i correct it? if it isn't, is there a workaround it so i can display the taskbar on the second monitor too? thanks in advance, really appreciate any help in this matter.
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Re: Dual Monitor setup

Postposted on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:38 pm

In XP and Vista, the taskbar shows up only in the monitor that you designated as Primary. I've never used the 3rd party software that displays the taskbar in all monitors.
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Re: Dual Monitor setup

Postposted on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:43 pm

...and the same thing goes for Windows 7.
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Re: Dual Monitor setup

Postposted on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:50 pm

Ultramon

The real software is expensive, but you can redownload the trial every month like I do. It puts a taskbar in the other monitor and lets you move things between the taskbars.
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Re: Dual Monitor setup

Postposted on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:12 pm

thanks for the replies guys,appreciate it. shall try ultramon and see if it works for me
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