What Is New About Windows 8 Multi-Monitor Technology?


Much has been talked about the new Windows 8 regarding the  technology ; there are still some things that are left, for example the multi-monitor support. Majority of users might be unaware about the tips and tricks that will enhance their experience with this new version of Windows. There are various things that you can do with multi-monitor display like, editing documents, browsing, chatting and e-mailing all at the same time. Let us find out what more is there to know about Windows8.

Edge Detection  Technology 

The earlier version of Windows was not fully capable of edge detection  technology . The newer version is something that is more advance in features and in terms of edge detection. This  technology  is fully capacitated and the view is much clearer, a user will be easily able to make out the thumbnails of the applications that are running currently on the system.

You can easily locate Charms bar with a mouse over, all you need to do is to go to the icon located on the left hand side corner of the display and the Charms Bar will appear.

Now you will be able to activate the effects and view the edge detection. Another thing to keep in mind is that the area near the edge is narrow and you would require mouse precision to let the effect appear. It might take a while for you to exactly reveal the affect while mastering the art of mouse maneuver for the edges to appear.

Ability to Customize the Taskbar

With new Windows 8, you will be easily able to view different task bars on separate monitors. Now you need to do is to make a replica of the icons that are already displayed on the default task bar. This can be done by right mouse click on the task bar and select properties. This way you can choose to replicate the desired icons for quick shortcut on multiple screen displays and save time consumed in going back to the primary screen for surfing.

Utilizing New Keyboard Shortcuts

There are new keyboard shortcuts that you can utilize in Windows 8. These shortcuts are specially added in the new version of Windows. You can utilize the following:

• Page Up: Win+PageUp

• Page Down: Win+ PageDn

• To move from one side to another: Win+ Arrow keys

Using these new short cuts will enable in swapping through the screens easily and enable in smooth navigation.

Enabling Slideshows and Images for different screens

Do you know that with multi screen facility you can easily display different desktop in different screens?

This is made possible by selecting desired images from the given menu; it will then be displayed on the background of your desktop. You can also utilize the option of multiple-display and make it appear like a slide show. Another interesting thing that you can do is choose to customize the screen resolution and the ratio. You will be able to define the different modes like portrait or landscape view.

Easy Navigation

Navigating through multiple screens might seem cumbersome or time consuming and returning back to the main screen may seem a tedious task. This is made easy with Windows key that will help you return to the start screen and if you double, press this key then you will be able to return to full screen mode. Another way of doing it is Win+D while you are still working on multiple screen modes. Remember if you are already on the desktop mode then pressing Win+D will return to Start.

After going through the above-mentioned features about the new Windows 8 have you will be easily able to go through and discover the enhancements. These features are included for user convenience to provide a rich Windows experience to the tech savvy user. Additionally, you will be able to apply custom-made changes to individual screens. For those who are working on more than one project the multi screen facility is a boon to ease workability and productivity. This means a quicker, faster, efficient and easy to use Windows 8.

Source by Semeli Karen McPherson

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