The open-source Dual Monitor Tools collection, designed to help those with multiple monitor setups, has been updated to version 1.8. As the name implies, it’s a collection of five separate tools, each of which runs independently to provide additional functionality for multiple monitor setups. No installation is required, each tool runs directly from its program executable.
All five tools have been updated for this new release, with additional functionality, performance enhancements and bug fixes the order of the day.
The Swap Screen tool, which is designed to simplify the task of moving windows and applications between monitor displays, has a couple of feature enhancements. You can now move the active window to any of 10 user-defined areas on another display, plus there’s an option to allow sticky or locked cursors to return freely to the primary display. The program has also been tweaked to reduce memory allocations.
Dual Wallpaper – which makes it possible to spread a single desktop wallpaper across two monitors – now allows you to set the desktop background colour from within the tool itself, while DisMon, which is designed to disable certain monitors when specified applications are running has two new command-line options: -n prevents it from restoring monitors to their original state prior to it closing, while –x tells it to change monitor states and then exit.
Two bug fixes have also been applied – cancelling the Change hotkey dialog in Dual Snap will now definitely leave the hotkey unchanged, while Dual Launcher’s disable hotkey option now works as it should.
Dual Monitor Tools is a free, open-source download for PCs running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk