Adding a second or third monitor to your computer can help to significantly increase productivity by making it easy to switch between open applications and keep an eye on several programs at the same time. Other then requiring a dualhead or second graphics card, Windows has no additional requirements if you want to use multiple monitors, but support for two or more displays does not really extend much beyond expanding the desktop to span all available monitors.

Install DisplayFusion and you will be provided with a number of additional features and options including the ability to use one large wallpaper to span multiple monitors, or to use difference backgrounds for each. Program titlebars can be furnished with extra buttons including quick links to move a given window to another monitor.

There are also pre-defined keyboard shortcuts that can be used to move windows, tile them or span them across all available monitors. These might sound like small enhancements to bring to a multi-monitor computer, but after spending just a few minutes working with these additional options, you will quickly discover just how useful they are.

Upgrade to the Pro version of the program and even more extra options are available. You can view a copy of the Windows taskbar on each monitor and opt to display only taskbar buttons relating to the programs that are running on a particular monitor. Desktop backgrounds can be pulled in from Flickr and rotated on a schedule, and program windows can be automatically snapped to the edges of other running programs. You can also customise keyboard shortcuts to suite your requirements.

DisplayFusion 9.3 highlights include (see changelog for more):

Change: Added the ability to edit Window Position Profiles
Change: You can now import/export scripted functions
Change: SmugMug has been updated to the new API, you will need to login again
Change: Added an Advanced Setting to not render taskbar backgrounds
Fix: Resolved an issue that caused DisplayFusion to use 100% of the CPU in rare situations
Fix: Resolved an issue with the Trigger Timers
Fix: MDI child window fixes for window management
Fix: Monitor padding fixes for window management
Fix: Start10 compatibility improvements
Fix: Improved CPU usage
Fix: Monitor config improvements

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DisplayFusion brings a host of extra feature to users of multiple monitors - features it could be argued should have been built into Windows as standard.