Ultramon

By Deane Barker on December 15, 2005

Realtime Soft UltraMon: I’m setting up a dual-monitor system for a client (take that, Spolsky). This program adds some really great functionality.

UltraMon is a utility for multi-monitor systems, designed to increase productivity and unlock the full potential of multiple monitors.

They have a tour with great screencaps. For instance:

  • Next to the minimize, maximise, and close buttons in the upper left of your windows, Ultramon provides “Move to other monitor,” and “Maximize to desktop,” which stretches big apps across both monitors.

  • You can tell your application shortcuts to open your app windows on a specific monitor at a specific position each time.

  • If you have three monitors at work, but just two at home (the horror!), you can have profiles that quickly switch your laptop between the configurations.

  • Stretch your wallpaper across all your monitors. Create a bi-i-i-i-g picture. Like this one of the Paris skyline. That would be breathtaking. (Warning, that link goes to a JPG that 15,000 x 250. But it’s so worth it.)

For Windows only. $40. I’ll need this soon, because Joe is going to let me buy three monitors in a couple weeks.

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Comments

  1. I knew reading this blog would pay off! I run dual monitors both at home and work and have often wished for something the does exactly this. Thanks Gadgetopia!

  2. I can’t help but notice that the number of monitors you mention seems to increase every time. By the time we actually set things up, you will be inside a monitor sphere.

    Actually, if it were soundproof…

  3. Thats sounds like a pretty cool app, if I gett my dual screens running again I think I’ll give it a go.

    What would be super cool would be if it could let you run a game across both monitors, failing that, let you play in one and work in the other.

    the sad thing is; I saw the title “Ultramon” and first thing I thought of was Pok√©mon or something… -_-

  4. Best thing about UltraMon is that it places a 2nd taskbar on the other monitor. All applications that are on that monitor appear on that taskbar.

  5. I am using a ATI Radeon 7000 display card, with windows 2000, and am having trouble identify the second monitor. Can anyone help with this or point me in the right direction?

  6. I was using this with my old CRT’s back in the day. Now I use CineMastery on my new quad screen array from CineMassive Displays CineMastery appears to be some sort of more modern upgraded variant of the older Ultramon I knew and loved. Wonderful stuff. Works beautifully.

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