Bits du Jour will be featuring Actual Multiple Monitors
on October 9th. This is one of several components that together make up Actual Window Manager (my mini-review is here
You don't need it then if you're already using AWM, but otherwise, if you work with more than one screen, this should be a useful tool. It will display the taskbar on all monitors, optionally adding the Start button to each, and let you rearrange taskbar buttons by dragging. (The notification area is not affected and always stays on the main screen). Probably my favorite feature though is the option to show the Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors - no more turning head to find where the switcher is. There are hotkeys and title bar buttons to move windows from one monitor to another, etc. The complete feature list is here
And of course, DonationCoder's 50% discount
on the full Actual Window Manager is still here.
(Note: Actual Window Manager
also has a feature whereby you can define windows that should always open at a specific position and size on a specific monitor. I use it e.g. to always open PDFs maximized on my secondary screen, which is rotated to vertical - really useful. I am not sure if this feature is fully available in Actual Multiple Monitors. The feature list mentions setting up rules for your favorite apps to choose which monitor displays the certain program at startup
, but that may not include controlling window size and position. You can always ask on the BdJ discussion board.)