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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to Tweak the New Multi-Monitor Taskbar in Windows 8

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For years, users have wondered why on earth Microsoft wouldn't make the taskbar customizable and usable across multiple monitors. The release of Windows 8 won't tell us why it took so long, but at least we'll get some new features. Here's a quick look for those that haven't already seen them.

The new Taskbar in Windows 8 finally spans multiple monitors, and can be customized so that the taskbar buttons on each monitor are the buttons for windows open on that monitor. You can also make both taskbars show all windows if you choose.

To access the new settings, head into Taskbar Properties by right-clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Properties. Once there, you'll see the "Multiple displays" section at the bottom of the dialog, where you can quickly check the box to enable or disable showing the taskbar across displays.

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How to Tweak the New Multi-Monitor Taskbar in Windows 8

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For years, users have wondered why on earth Microsoft wouldn't make the taskbar customizable and usable across multiple monitors. The release of Windows 8 won't tell us why it took so long, but at least we'll get some new features. Here's a quick look for those that haven't already seen them.

The new Taskbar in Windows 8 finally spans multiple monitors, and can be customized so that the taskbar buttons on each monitor are the buttons for windows open on that monitor. You can also make both taskbars show all windows if you choose.

To access the new settings, head into Taskbar Properties by right-clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Properties. Once there, you'll see the "Multiple displays" section at the bottom of the dialog, where you can quickly check the box to enable or disable showing the taskbar across displays.

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20,000 Piece Lego Barrel Organ Plays Star Wars Theme

This enormous barrel organ plays the iconic Star Wars theme song using a 20,000 piece diorama of the Star Wars universe. Check out the video to see it in action.

The project was a joint effort between marketing company Serviceplan and professional LEGO builder Rene Hoffmeister, and was built to promote the 3-D release of Star Wars: Episode I.

To operate the device, you walk up, turn the crank, and the barrel turns. The LEGO diorama built around the barrel–featuring scenes from Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and the Death Star–strikes a series of levers which in turn strike the keys on the organ.

Watch the video above to see it in action and then check out this video to check out how they built it and this gallery for close-up photos of the barrel.

[via Hack A Day]

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20,000 Piece Lego Barrel Organ Plays Star Wars Theme

This enormous barrel organ plays the iconic Star Wars theme song using a 20,000 piece diorama of the Star Wars universe. Check out the video to see it in action.

The project was a joint effort between marketing company Serviceplan and professional LEGO builder Rene Hoffmeister, and was built to promote the 3-D release of Star Wars: Episode I.

To operate the device, you walk up, turn the crank, and the barrel turns. The LEGO diorama built around the barrel–featuring scenes from Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and the Death Star–strikes a series of levers which in turn strike the keys on the organ.

Watch the video above to see it in action and then check out this video to check out how they built it and this gallery for close-up photos of the barrel.

[via Hack A Day]

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