Working efficiently as a developer requires two monitors. One dedicated to coding, the other one to internet browsing, documentation reading, email, etc. So that you don’t have to constantly switch back and forth between your IDE and your browser/email client.
Unfortunately, Windows 7 has poor multiple monitor supports. It works, but you end up with a task bar displayed on only one of your monitors, and it’s easy to forget which apps are on which screen.
I’ve been looking for solutions to this problem. Ideally, a simple taskbar that will only display the apps which are on the corresponding monitor. There seems to be several paying solutions, but Dual Monitor Taskbar is the only decent free one.
It’s simple, follows exactly the Windows look and feel and works flawlessly on my Windows 7 64 bits PC.