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Anyone using a "multiple monitors" utility with Toad?


#1

Hey all,

My work PC is a laptop. While at my desk, it’s docked to a (wonderful) 24"
monitor. As wonderful as it is, I also keep my laptop open to use the
built-in screen side-by-side for the extra real estate.

So I’m looking for a manager for that real estate. I’ve tried a handful,
but have had issues with each. I believe at least part of my problems is
the awful Intel GMA graphics on this laptop (I didn’t get to choose
obviously!) and the accompanying driver management software that attempts to
manage multiple monitors on its own. And I can’t seem to disable that.

I’ll summarize and add my own .02 afterwards.

TIA!

Rich – [TeamT]

Disclaimer: This was not sent from my Blackberry/Android/iPhone.


#2

You did not mention which OS you are using. I have more or less the same setup
and using Windows 7 without much problems.

Groetjes,
Wim

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 17:24, Rich Jesse
wrote:

Hey all,

My work PC is a laptop. While at my desk, it's docked to a (wonderful)
24"
monitor. As wonderful as it is, I also keep my laptop open to use the
built-in screen side-by-side for the extra real estate.

So I'm looking for a manager for that real estate. I've tried a
handful,
but have had issues with each. I believe at least part of my problems is
the awful Intel GMA graphics on this laptop (I didn't get to choose
obviously!) and the accompanying driver management software that attempts to

manage multiple monitors on its own. And I can't seem to disable that.

I'll summarize and add my own .02 afterwards.

TIA!

Rich -- [TeamT]

Disclaimer: This was not sent from my Blackberry/Android/iPhone.

#3

So I’m looking for a manager for that real estate. I’ve tried a handful,
but have had issues with each. I believe at least part of my problems is
the awful Intel GMA graphics on this laptop (I didn’t get to choose
obviously!) and the accompanying driver management software that attempts to
manage multiple monitors on its own. And I can’t seem to disable that.

I’ll summarize and add my own .02 afterwards.

Well, after BOTH responses, the overwhelming consensus is Ultramon. It
doesn’t have all the flashy glitz of Actual Multiple Monitors, but it also
doesn’t corrupt Toad’s file requester windows either. I just wish it wasn’t
$40…

Have a weekend!

Rich – [TeamT]

Disclaimer: Sorry, Ed – sorta kinda.


#4

Arrrgh….Thanks for tallying the results and analyzing them J that be
mighty generous of ye….

Chris


#5

On 1/28/2011 10:26 AM, Rich Jesse wrote:

Disclaimer: Sorry, Ed – sorta kinda.

Hey at least we beat the Seahawks. :wink:


#6

Well, after BOTH responses, the overwhelming consensus is Ultramon. It
doesn’t have all the flashy glitz of Actual Multiple Monitors, but it also
doesn’t corrupt Toad’s file requester windows either. I just wish it wasn’t
$40…

I don’t have a laptop with a docked monitor, but rather two identical monitors attached to an under-desk PC running XP. I didn’t need too much fancy control, but occasionally would want to move a window to the other monitor or expand it to cover both screens. My real need (actually, before I got the second monitor) was to be able to conveniently shrink an 1280x1024 (or 2560x1024) window down to the lower left 1024x768 when connecting remotely via VNC from my old PC at home. When I found WinSplit Revolution I heard angels sing. And it’s CCL Freeware, so the price is right!

http://www.winsplit-revolution.com/

WinSplit Revolution allows me to set up hot-keys for window control and can remember a preferred setting for specific programs. For example, I always work in Eclipse covering both screens, so I set that as my preferred size/location. If I login from home and have to shrink (or if my screen saver kicks in, which annoyingly causes Eclipse to shrink to a single screen), a single hot-key combination resets it to the size/location I prefer. I frequently move windows to the right or left monitor with a single hot-key combination. There are all sorts of built-in hot-keys and they can be customized.

I’ve since moved on to Remote Desktop instead of VNC so I don’t typically need to fuss with the lower left 1024x768 sizing/placement anymore, but the rest of the features have kept me quite enamored with WinSplit Revolution.

Have a weekend!

Can you explain this concept to my employer?

-Rick