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4451 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2007 12:43 AM by Karan Karia
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2007 1:19 PM (in response to Karan Karia)Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any Mac equivalent for UltraMon.
Fortunately, MacOS has always been much better at managing multiple display setups than windoze ever was. You might take a look at "Desktop Manager"
which provides a lot of the virtual desktop features UltraMon offers.
The biggest drawback in using multi display configurations in OSX has to do with the way applications are displayed. In windoze, every open app has its own "menu bar" that is part of the application window and, therefore, can "travel" with the window. On the Mac, the menu bar is always at the top of one display or the other and changes for the active application. Not nearly as convenient and one of the very few ways that windoze (IMMHO) is "better".
There is a good utility that will aid greatly in overcoming this limitation. It's called DejaMenu
and it will give you a popup contextual menu for the active application by "right clicking" anywhere in any of the app's windows.
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2007 12:43 AM (in response to David DeCristoforo)Thanks for the info. Tried them out. This DejaMenu is pretty useful especially when I am coding and have millions of windows open all over the place.
Already starting to get dependant on it.
The desktop manager didn't work though. It failed during install and gave some error code. I guess for the virtual desktops feature we can just wait for OS X Leopard with its spaces featureMacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Dell 20" WFP UltraSharp