Village Tronic ViBook PlusJan 2nd, 2010 | By Simon
I already mentioned one of my favourite features with the VT MultiDisplay but there is much more to explore than being able to quickly move a program screen from one monitor to another. For testing purposes I used my 12.1″ Dell XPS m1210 with Windows 7 Ultimate and a Samsung 245BW monitor for testing.
Some other great features I’ve started to take advantage of to maximize my productivity or for self entertainment. Some of these features are not available for Windows 7.
Window Management – This feature allows you to maximize your program screen, move the window from one monitor to another or restore to the default monitor
Smart Taskbar – In regular dual display the task bar is locked to the primary monitor. The VT Multidisplay creates a taskbar on each monitor to show you which programs are on each monitor. This along with the improved window management is my two favorite features. When I ran a few days without VT Multidisplay it was difficult to find which screen my half dozen e-mails were on since they all showed up on the taskbar of my notebook.
Shortcuts – This feature allows you to set which display screen selected programs start up on.
Display Profiles – Instead of having to load different display profiles on Window’s Display Properties, they can be configured and loaded using VT Multidisplay. A nice feature for those with multiple people use the computer.
Desktop Wallpaper – Instead of cloning wallpapers on each monitor, this feature lets you take one image and span it across all your monitors. It makes impressive artwork even more impressive when it covers a larger area.
Screen savers – This option was not available to me on Windows 7 but it isn’t one I would use so it doesn’t bother me. However, for WinXP users the Screen Saver feature lets you selected different screen saver displays for each monitor instead of a single common on.