Second Menu Bar / Multiple Monitor App

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  1. Incarna, Jun 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012

    Incarna macrumors newbie

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    So I went from W7 (which had a multitude of great apps for dealing with more than one monitor like Ultramon) to an OS X Lion Mac Pro & Macbook Pro. I loved using my Macs infinitely more but they apparently didn't work too well out of the box with a multiple monitor setup.

    Here's my attempt at dealing with the multiple monitor problem: Multimon. (<- Click to view in App Store)

    Features:

    Multiple Menu Bars
    ⁃ Should work for any number of monitors, the max I was able to test up to was 3 though.
    (People with 9 monitor setups, please let me know ;)).

    Advanced Window Management
    ⁃ You're more productive with another monitor but nobody wants to drag windows left and right.
    Easily send a window to any of your monitors via a drop down or a hotkey. Maximize or minimize too!

    • Automatic Window Resizing
    ⁃ A lot of us don't have the luxury of matching dual cinema displays :p. This'll automatically resize windows that are too large onto smaller monitors.

    • Hotkeys
    ⁃ Pretty customizable hotkeys for a bunch of the features listed above as well as quickly hiding all menu bars, etc.


    So yup, that's it.

    You can tweet me for Multimon support / feedback at @delveapps.
    Tweet my personal twitter about apps / design / apple / anything at @aaronykng :).

    Hope you guys find it useful. Look forward to hearing what you guys think.
     
  2. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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  3. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this app (or other one, with the same function) somewhere for free and legal few weeks ago.
     
  4. BanterClaus macrumors regular

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    This looks really awesome. This functionality should have been in OSX already in my opinion.

    Would it be possible to have a dock per monitor? I know there isn't a massive amount of functionality in doing this but it's more for the aesthetics.
     
  5. Incarna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, you're definitely not the first person to ask for this. I've been looking into it but can't really give a definitive answer on multiple docks just yet.

    It's a bit more complicated than adding a second menu bar, but it's definitely something I've been keeping in mind for a future update.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. pkamb macrumors newbie

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    Very cool. Do you see yourself having any issues with the Mac App Store sandboxing rules that just went into effect?

    As a fellow developer of utility apps it has me worried, but I still haven't heard exactly what is allowed with regards to the Accessibility API, resizing other apps' windows, etc.
     

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