How To Move The System Tray To Your Secondary Display In Windows

Windows has slowly been improving support for multiple monitors. In Windows 10 you get the taskbar at the bottom of your primary and secondary displays. The system clock is present on both displays as well. Older versions of Windows gave you the taskbar on all your displays but the system clock has only recently been added to the task bar on all additional displays. At this time, there still isn't any way to get the system tray to appear on both displays. It will appear only on one display at a time. By default, it appears on your primary display. If you're fine with the system tray appearing on just one display, but would prefer it appear on your secondary display rather than the primary one, there's a very simple trick to do just that. Read More

How To Extend Your Windows Desktop With The Chromecast [Guide]

The Chromecast is considered a device meant for entertainment purposes. Most apps that are developed for it tend to be geared for entertainment but it has actual productive uses, for example, you can use it to give presentations from your phone. Another great use you can put your TV and Chromecast to is as an extended display for your system. You can do this with Windows 7, 8, and 10. Here's how. Read More

Air Display Free Turns Your iPad Into A Secondary Monitor For PC & Mac

If you are a graphic designer, serious gamer or just like to have more real estate when it comes to your computer’s desktop, extended display shouldn’t be a new concept for you. With the kind of specs on offer in laptops and notebooks these days, the practice of extending the display to external monitors has become quite common. However, if you'd rather not spend all that extra cash on a new monitor, you could use your iPad as one. Air Display is an app that can turn your iOS tablet into an extra monitor for your PC or Mac, and the best part is that you don’t have to rely on cables. Air Display works over Wi-Fi, and comes with full touch-based controls and a thorough on-screen keyboard of its own! Read More

MultiMonitor: Manage Multiple Extended Screens From Your Desktop

When dealing with several monitors connected to the main system so as to extend the display for better navigation and management, you may find it challenging to keep track and intricately control specifications on each screen. In large scale environments, you might find it hard to keep track of icons, on-screen controllers, widgets and other components on each connected display. MultiMonitor is a simple application that lets you perform some operations and do adjustments related to multi-monitor display. With useful features like Set Primary Monitor, Enable/Disable Monitor, Load/Save Configurations for each monitor, Preview Window and more, you are sure to find yourself in a much better position to use and control your multi-monitor setup. Read More

Comprehensive App To Manage All Aspects Of A Dual Monitor Setup

Even though Windows allows you to connect and use more than one monitor at a time with your system, there are no extended options for controlling the dual monitor setup; for instance, applying a different wallpaper on each, changing the primary monitor through a shortcut, mouse cursor wrapping, switching applications between monitors, launch applications on a specified monitor etc. If you want to switch between primary monitors, you have to open the Personalization dialog box and go to the Adjust Resolution option to make the selected monitor your main display. To save you from all that trouble, some days ago we covered a tip on how to quickly change the primary monitor using a hotkey. However, a shortcut to change the primary monitor lets you control just one aspect of a dual monitor setup. If you are looking for a comprehensive tool that enables you to control different elements, such as the wallpaper, screensaver, taskbar, monitor layout, mouse and keyboard shortcuts and a lot more, give Actual Multiple Monitors a try. It is an application for Windows that provides you with options to control all the aforementioned, an a lot more elements of a multi-display setup, all from a unified interface. Read More

SyncWall: Sync & Auto-Change Wallpapers With Effects Between Multiple Computers

I have covered various wallpaper applications in the past, the reason for which being my own fondness for new and attractive looking wallpapers. One of the awesome feature introduced in Windows Vista was its ability to automate the wallpapers, so you don't have to look to the same old boring background everyday. Third-party applications however, simply provide a lot more. Desktop wallpaper managers we have covered, such as, DisplayFusion, Mourao Wallpaper Changer and Kuvva, let you manage and automatically change desktop background after a certain period of time. These software were good for sure, but as we are always looking for something even more feature-rich, it looks like we found one.  SyncWall is an open source wallpaper manager that allows you to synchronize wallpapers between multiple computers. It lets you  changes wallpaper periodically and also has multi-display support. Coupled with a neat looking design, it enables you to set schedules for automatically changing wallpaper, define global hot key for changing the wallpaper, and add special effects to wallpapers, such as emboss, blur, sharpen, edge etc. Wallpapers can be synchronized, along with the basic display parameters, between multiple computers, by defining the server and clients. More on SyncWall after the break. Read More

DisplayFusion Is A Complete Dual Monitor Manager For Windows

We all started working on our PCs on a single screen. Time went past pretty quite and now many of us love working with multiple screens placed on our desktop. Although Windows let you connect you multiple displays at the same time to extend real estate, its doesn't let you control what's being displayed on each screen separately. For instance, you cannot use different wallpapers on a dual or triple screen setup. Various third-party tools let you do just that, and one such of those is DisplayFusion. It is a multi-display desktop window manager that lets you adjust Resolution, Refresh Rate and Color Depth of each monitor separately. It allows you to set primary monitor, manage its position and change wallpapers of both monitors independent of each other. It enables snapping of windows to both edges of each monitor screen, and installs a button to quickly switch application windows between multiple monitors. All the tasks can be performed by user-customizable hotkeys such as Maximize/Minimize Window, Send Window To Back, Move Window To Next Monitor etc. Even though the Pro version of DisplayFusion hosts a lot of extended functions, the free version is enough for basic multi-display management. Read More

Easily Move Windows Between Multiple Display Monitors

In multi-monitor setups, one of the most executed functions is moving windows between the displays. It makes organization convenient and boosts efficiency of work, but what of the irritation of constantly having to drag windows here to there. MonitorSwitch addresses this issue and makes switching windows from one display to another easier and more efficient. Read More