OS X does a lot of things really well, and even desktop users who prefer Windows over Mac appreciate the genius behind some of its features. What it doesn’t do as well as it should is the way it manages multiple displays. You can simply plug in a second display and it will work, but there are some inconveniences that are still there; for instance, the Dock does not appear on the second screen and if you view an app in full screen on one display, the other display is rendered useless with the grey linen background. Perhaps, the most peculiar behavior that’s observed with multiple displays is when you switch to an app open in the other display; although it activates the window, the cursor remains where it is and does not move to the second screen. App Switch is a menu bar app for Mac OS X that fixes this behavior by moving the mouse pointer to the exact center of the screen that you selected. Read More
Working with multiple monitors on Mac OS X takes a little adjusting to; managing windows and having the taskbar and dock on only one display are just some things that need getting used to. While working with multiple displays involves window management tools and perhaps a more efficient app launcher and switcher, one aspect that is often ignored, is the wallpaper. OS X does not split or divide the wallpaper across the two (or more) screens you’re using; rather, it adds the wallpaper separately as a separate image to each one. Multi Monitor Wallpaper is a Mac App worth $1.99 in the Mac App store that lets you cut an image and set it as a wallpaper that spans over both screens. The app lets you use an image on your hard disk or search your Flickr stream for something widescreen and suitable. Read More
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
Many users have been tormented by the problem of being unable to control their mouse from spilling over to another monitor unnecessarily. Mousenitor is an open source application designed for users having multiple monitors that allows deactivating the mouse from moving across other screens. It can be activated and deactivated instantly and for a set period of time, along with the option to set custom hotkeys for specific commands. Read More
Handling multi-monitor setup is arguably tiresome, especially when you need to access desktop items or active application taskbar controls. As you need to move across the screen to primary monitor where taskbar is lying to access active application’s taskbar controls, system notification area, etc, it is quite unproductive. By default, taskbar can only be accessed from your primary monitor, therefore, accessing applications is a bit dragging when two or more displays are attached with your system. zBar is developed to solve such problems related with multi-monitor setup. The application places the taskbar on each monitor attached with your system, so you can access the application taskbar controls from the monitor where it is being used. Not only does it move application taskbar icons, it also brings the system tray clock along with multiple calendars which can be accessed from each monitor’s notification area. Read More
Most users (including me) work on second or third monitor to assist with the work which is taking place on the primary monitor. For example, we google for solutions, check references, or just start reading a long article. After a while, we hear our necks complaining and have no choice but to drag the active window to the primary monitor. This is one of the major annoyance I face when working with multiple monitors, and I am sure the same is with you. SwapWin is a brilliant open source app which solves this problem by swapping display screens of any extended monitor with primary monitor. Please keep in mind that it does not completely swap the screens, only the active applications or windows get swapped. The taskbar remains in the primary monitor. Read More
EasyMon is a system tray application which runs silently in the background allowing you to quickly move applications across multiple displays in a dual-monitor (or multiple-monitors) setup. The application is developed to bring ease in adjusting/moving applications and to increase the overall productivity of the user.