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Actual Window Manager,
Actual Multiple Monitors.
The Taskbar panel allows activating and configuring the
Multi-monitor Taskbar and also adjust
General options, which affect both native system taskbar and
Multi-monitor Taskbar and Task Switcher
Enable Multi-monitor Taskbar check box - mark it to
emulate Windows® Taskbar on each secondary monitor.
Unhide taskbars button - click it to make all hidden taskbars visible again at once.
Mode group - specify here, which windows will be displayed in the taskbar on each monitor:
Individual radio button - select this option to make each taskbar (including the primary one)
display only windows residing on its host monitor;
Mirror radio button - select this option to make each taskbar (including the primary one)
display all open windows, no matter which monitor they actually reside on;
Mixed radio button - select this option to make the primary taskbar display all open windows
and each secondary taskbar will display only windows residing on its host monitor.
Options group - here you can customize the additional options of the Multi-monitor Taskbar:
Replace the primary taskbar check box - mark it to replace the system taskbar
on a primary monitor with its Actual Tools implementation to benefit from advanced features
provided by Actual Window Manager (like Pin in Windows XP/Vista or switching the group of windows between monitors);
Enable pinning to the taskbar check box - mark it to enable the
Windows 7 Pin feature
for secondary taskbars;
Show the Start menu for hidden Start button check box - mark it
to make the Start menu, activated via <Win> key or <Ctrl+Esc> key combination,
appear on a monitor with the mouse pointer, even if the Start button is hidden on that monitor's taskbar.
Leaving this check box clear will display the Start menu only on a monitor with the visible Start button
(if there are several such monitors, the Start menu will appear on the nearest to the mouse pointer);
"Minimize all" command affects only the monitor with mouse check box - mark it
to minimize all windows only on the monitor when the Minimize all command is invoked (either via taskbar's context menu or via
<Win+M> keyboard shortcut). Clear it to minimize all windows on all monitors by invoking the Minimize all command
Windows 8 Start Parameters group - here you can adjust the appearance of Windows 8 Start
screen when it's invoked from the Multi-monitor Taskbar:
Show Start in full-screen mode check box - mark it to make the Start screen cover the entire visible area of the current monitor
Show the Apps list check box - mark it to force the Start screen show the full list of installed programs instead of
the default Modern UI tiles view
Classic Shell Start Menu Parameters group - here you can adjust the appearance of Windows 8 Start
screen when it's invoked from the Multi-monitor Taskbar:
Show Classic Shell Start Menu check box - mark it to display the Classic Shell Start menu instead of the system Start menu
(or Start screen in Windows 8) when you click the Start button on the Multi-monitor Taskbar
Settings... button - click it to open the dialog where you can customize the appearance and behavior of
the Classic Shell Start menu
Multi-monitor Task Switcher check box - mark it to
duplicate Windows® Task Switcher
on each secondary monitor (Task Switcher is the special system window displayed every time you press Alt+Tab to
switch between running applications).
Enable preview thumbnails check box - mark it to show
the preview thumbnails when you place the mouse pointer over a button in the taskbar. In the related group of controls
you adjust additional options:
Enable smooth transitions of the preview check box - mark it to force
the preview window slide smoothly when you drag the mouse pointer from one taskbar button to another. Mark the related
Enable preview's fade check box to force the preview window appear/disappear gradually, not instantly;
These animation effects are resource-intensive so we recommend to turn them off when the graphics resources are limited (for example,
during the Remote Desktop session).
Preview show delay spin edit - specify here the amount of milliseconds which
Actual Window Manager should wait for before displaying the preview window;
Always show captions in previews check box - mark it to enforce the displaying
of window captions in their corresponding preview thumbnails, despite the system settings;
Show the multi-preview for scattered similar buttons check box - mark it to show
the multiple preview thumbnails (one per window) for buttons of the same application
even if they are not grouped yet and appear disctinct in the taskbar.
Put the mouse into window on preview click check box - mark it to enable the
Mouse Portal feature: when you left-click the window preview, the mouse pointer will jump to the
window to the point that corresponds with the clicked point in the preview (so that you won't have
to drag the mouse to the window of interest and will be able to work with it immediately by placing
the mouse pointer right there where you need it).
Enable taskbar buttons reordering check box - mark it to be able to drag buttons
on taskbars (both primary and secondary) with the mouse. Mark the related Only when the following keys are being pressed check box
to define a combination of modifier keys needed to be pressed for drag's activation (this may prevent the unwanted buttons' reorderings).
Enable tray icons reordering check box - mark it to be able to drag icons
in notification areas (both primary and secondary) with the mouse. Mark the related
Only when the following keys are being pressed check box to define a combination of modifier keys needed to be pressed
for drag's activation (this may prevent the unwanted buttons' reorderings).
Stretch the Start button out to the taskbar check box - mark it to make the Start
button fill the empty area of the multi-row Taskbar in such visual themes as Windows Classic or Windows XP Blue/Green/Silver.
Transparency check box - mark it to make all taskbars
transparent of the defined level.
In the related group of controls you can specify the desired level of transparency - it varies from 0% (opaque) to
100% (fully transparent, or invisible).
Group Commands group - allows you enabling/disable the taskbar group commands:
Show the buttons in group preview check box - mark it to show the command buttons in the group
preview's window title.
Show the group commands in group's Jump List check box - mark it to append the group's Jump List
with the group commands.