December 9, 2010

Windows 7 Dual Monitor Taskbar

How to extend the Windows 7 Taskbar to a second monitor with Actual Multiple Monitors 3.0

KRASNOYARSK, Russia - December 9, 2010: Actual Tools, a leading provider of desktop productivity software, has announced Actual Multiple Monitors 3.0 - the first and only software product that supports all advanced Windows 7 features on secondary taskbars.

Windows 7 introduced a significantly redesigned taskbar with many new task management features. Since its October 2009 release, multi-monitor Windows users have been asking for the ability to extend the taskbar across multiple monitors, to take advantage of these features on secondary displays as well. The new version 3.0 of the award-winning Actual Multiple Monitors software introduces a multi-monitor taskbar extension with full support for advanced Windows 7 features.

After installation, Actual Multiple Monitors immediately adds a copy of the main Windows Taskbar to each secondary monitor. Each copy looks and acts like an exact replica - secondary taskbars:

  • have essential controls including the Start button, notification area, and Show Desktop button
  • support Jump Lists
  • allow pinning of applications to secondary taskbars (either via the application button's context menu or the application shortcut's drag-n-drop)
  • support grouping of similar buttons
  • display window-preview thumbnails for taskbar buttons (with multi-previews for group buttons and tabbed web browsers) with Aero Peek ability
  • allow reordering buttons by dragging them with the mouse
  • display color highlighting on the button under the mouse pointer and shows progress bars on taskbar buttons

To obtain more information about the multi-monitor taskbar capabilities of Actual Multiple Monitors 3.0 and the advantages they offer, please read the article "Windows 7 Dual Monitor Taskbar: How to Extend Windows 7 Taskbar to a Second Monitor":

With Actual Multiple Monitors 3.0, multi-monitor task management in Windows 7 becomes habitual and consistent, no matter which monitor a user is currently using.

Prices and Availability

Actual Multiple Monitors runs on all Windows® platforms since Windows 2000 (including 64-bit editions) and costs $29.95 (USD) for a single-user license. Discounts for volume buyers are available (please refer to Additional information on Actual Multiple Monitors, a collection of tutorial articles and success stories, and a 30-day evaluation copy is available at Actual Tools website.

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Alex Fadeyev
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