Stretch Taskbar across 2 displays?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TomServo, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. TomServo

    TomServo Guest

    Anyone know of a way to stretch the taskbar across two monitors? I am using two separate video cards (not a dual head or twinview system) so I am using XP's built in multi display support.
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    do you have the Extend Desktop onto next display checked?
     
  3. TomServo

    TomServo Guest

    Yep. I can access both monitors just fine but the taskbar will not bridge both monitors. It would be nice at times to have it like this (in theory anyway). Just curious if there is a setting that does this.
     
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    hmmm searched all over MS and can't find a word about it, the bastards! sorry man :(
     
  5. TomServo

    TomServo Guest

    No worries, just a curiosity. Thanks for checking it out.

    -Servo
     
  6. ryandlugosz

    ryandlugosz Guest

    Check monitor orientation

    I haven't done this in a long time, so I could be wrong. I think the start menu will only extend if you have the monitors oriented (in the display properties) so that they are right next to each other. Then again, it may not be possible at all - the best you may be able to do is to create additional menus (like the address bar) and place them on the secondary display. You should also check the start menu properties & search on groups.google.com -- I'm sure that someone does this & that it's really easy.
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    you want a prgram called

    ultramon

    i used in windows 98, but havn't been bothered to install a second GC in XP. site says the new version is works on xp
     
  8. max

    max Guest

    very nice program, just what i needed thanks Khayman...
     
  9. TomServo

    TomServo Guest

    Thanks. Look slike an interesting option. I'll try the trial version and see if its worth 25$.

    -Servo