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Actual Multiple Monitors

$24.95
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    7,407
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try; Single User License (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"Great product at an okay-ish price"

May 30, 2016  |  By CAPSNOSPACE

2016-05-30 14:12:57  |  By CAPSNOSPACE

 |  Version: Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0.3

Pros

-Frequent updates
-Great support
-Does what it advertises with ease; virtual screen divider, multiple task bar, multiple wallpaper
-Light on the system

Cons

-I know its counter intuitive, but the frequent updates can sometimes become a chore
-Price
-The hotkeys function should be off by default

Summary

All in all a great product that allows you to perform all the basic functions of a multiple monitor setup i.e Split task bar, multiple wallpapers and screen divider

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5 stars

"Using more than one monitor on Win10? Please try this!"

November 17, 2015  |  By MartySB

2015-11-17 15:43:45  |  By MartySB

 |  Version: Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0.3

Pros

Makes setting up multiple monitors a breeze
Adds new functions, like dividing a large monitor into several virtual monitors

Cons

Expensive - but check out the deal lurking in there.

Summary

I've been addicted to multiple monitors since 2011 and cannot understand how I got along without them before. I now use a laptop and two external monitors on which most of my real work is done. I was using a free download to manage these two external monitors, but that tool was not fully compatible with Win 10. I tried Actual Multiple Monitors on a 30 day trial and love it... it simplifies the process of extending your display out to more than one monitor and works well. I also tried out the 'Desktop Divider' feature that lets you carve one monitor into multiple virtual monitors, just about anyway you want to and it works great.

Actual Multiple Monitors is not cheap - it's about $30, but is worth all that. But wait - there's more. You can purchase - for the same price - a complete suite of handy tools in a package called Actual Window Manager - including Actual Multiple Monitors. This adds a number of cool programs. Some are more valuable to me than others... one lets you automatically roll a non-active window up to just the title bar when you move to another application. One places a small tool at the top of file manager windows which lets you quickly - one click - move to a favorite folder on your system. Another lets you set up multiple desktops so that you can easily move from "All Work" to "All Fun" whenever you want.

I've only just started diving into all the added features of Actual Window Manager, but love what I have tried so far.

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1 stars

"Didn't properly support profiles for 3 monitors."

April 26, 2015

2015-04-26 15:14:02

 |  Version: Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0.3

Pros

Added a task bar and supports multiple wallpapers.

Cons

Switching profiles between 3 monitors didn't actually work.
Requires an installation and kind of eats up more of my RAM than I would want.
$25 is definitely not worth it.

Summary

I ended up just getting a free program called MonitorSwitcher which is really light and does the job easily.

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5 stars

"Good multi monitor software and improving"

October 16, 2014  |  By John vb

2014-10-16 13:20:08  |  By John vb

 |  Version: Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0.3

Pros

Makes easier to work in a multi-monitor environment.
Compatible with Windows 8 or 8.1
It is updated frequently. Last version is 8.2.
It is packed with functions, I use every day the hotkeys to move the mouse quickly between monitors. I configured the task bar to show the same on every window (including start menu). By default the mouse movement stops a little while when you reach the edge of the monitor to prevent it to go to the next monitor too easily.
It is possible to disable load at startup through the configuration window (accessible through a different icon). This way you can load the application only if you need it. For example when you connect the laptop to the monitors in the office. You can stop or unload Multiple Monitors when you leave without shutting down the laptop avoiding to consume system resources.

Cons

The configuration window has so many functions and customizing capabilities for all people needs that it is difficult to find at the beginning what you need. I would like some sort of simplified menu or wizard with the most common functions organized in categories and everything else grouped in these categories.
Issues I found with the "Modern" Windows 8 UI: When using the task switcher (alt + tab) the mail window from modern UI stills gets duplicated. When moving the mouse to the main screen using the hot key combination, it stills change to desktop when viewing an application in the Modern UI mode (for example the new IE)

Summary

This software is worth to have if you work with multiple monitors, especially if it is three or more where it is very cumbersome to move between the entire work space with the limited tools provided by Windows.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.3
  • Actual Slideshow Screensaver now can skip the content of sub-folders when adding a folder to slideshow playlist.
  • After downloading the update, setup did not run after clicking on the tray balloon "Click here to install it right now" message if the "Load at startup" option was enabled.
  • Windows 8.1: ActualMultipleMonitorsShellCenter.exe sometimes crashed when trying to display a preview thumbnail.
  • Windows x64: Sometimes Directory Opus got a new lister window behind other windows when using the left double-click on the Desktop.
  • The "Move the mouse pointer along with window" feature did not work if the "Tight monitor boundaries" feature was active.
  • The "Move to monitor - Having mouse pointer" hotkey worked only once for a certain window.
  • General
    Publisher Actual Tools
    Publisher web site http://www.actualtools.com/
    Release Date September 20, 2013
    Date Added September 20, 2013
    Version 8.0.3
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Desktop Customization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 9.74MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 7,407
    Downloads Last Week 12
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $24.95

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