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I'm trying to achieve the below things for my new monitor setup:

1: Now that I have everything but games and Minefield loading on the second monitor, how do I have the taskbar not get so overloaded on my main one? It confuses me. Can't I have a taskbar on both and drag all the icons to the respective monitor?

2: When I use anything fullscreen, like a game, I noticed that my mouse can go over there sometimes, but when I click to browser while I say, respawn or wait a turn in Civ, it alt tabs from my main monitor.

3: Is it possible to just REMOVE the task bar entirely if problem 1 can't be solved? I can use the windows key and tab to navigate.

4: Is it possible to set up a screensaver on the other little monitor? When I'm not using it, it can be a little bit of an eyesore.
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1) Download Ultramon, which will extend the taskbar, so everything on the secondary monitor appears in that monitors taskbar, and will solve some of your other problems too (4). It's a free trial, but is well worth the money if you purchase.

2) To the alt tab/minimizing, apart from running the game windowed, no, there is no way to avoid it unfortunately.
    
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Wow, ultramon is amazing. That immediately solved my problems. wink.gif How long does the trial last? It doesn't give me a number.

2: Ah, oh well. Thanks for the quick answer though. +Rep
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;11988794 
2) To the alt tab/minimizing, apart from running the game windowed, no, there is no way to avoid it unfortunately.

This makes me sad every time I try and solve this problem. I really wish the stupid games would just stay fullscreened so I can browse and play. frown.gif
    
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Hey, is there any way to set up a screensaver when the second monitor is idling, and only do it for that monitor? I tried it through ultramon but it doesn't work, it blacks out my main display too.
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