Release Notes for UltraMon 2.3

This release replaces 2.2. Support for more than 10 monitors has been improved, a Japanese version is available, and several bugs have been fixed.

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Upgrading from 2.0 final or later: setup will upgrade your existing installation and preserve your settings and registration information. You don't need to uninstall your current installation of UltraMon first.

Upgrading from earlier versions: before installing, uninstall your current version of UltraMon and reboot. Windows 2000 users: if you are upgrading from 2.0 Beta 6 or 7, and have installed mirroring, uninstall UltraMon by following these steps:

  1. uninstall UltraMon using Add/Remove Programs
  2. open regedt32.exe, the NT registry editor
  3. select the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\DISPLAYMIRROR'
  4. choose Security\Permissions from the menu
  5. select Everyone, and allow Full Control
  6. exit the dialog with OK and delete the DISPLAYMIRROR registry key
  7. select the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UltraMonMirror' and delete it
  8. reboot your system

Information for system administrators: upgrading a Windows 2000 system with mirroring installed requires a reboot shortly after starting setup. Setup will automatically resume after the system has been restarted. If you need to run the upgrade with custom command-line arguments (besides /q): UltraMon resumes setup by running

%WINDIR%\System32\Msiexec.exe /i "<UltraMon msi file>" /q[<ui level>]
You can override the default by setting the RTSRESUMECMD property to the command-line you want to run. The following example sets RTSRESUMECMD in order to run the main part of setup (after the system restart) with logging enabled:
%WINDIR%\System32\Msiexec.exe /i "\\MyServer\UltraMon Setup\UltraMon23en.msi" /qn RTSRESUMECMD="%WINDIR%\System32\Msiexec.exe /i ""\\MyServer\UltraMon Setup\UltraMon23en.msi"" /qn /l*v ""\\MyServer\UltraMon Setup\Logs\%COMPUTERNAME%.log"""

New in 2.3

• New tools for managing more than 10 monitors
Display Settings has several new actions: in addition to disabling/enabling secondary monitors, you can now swap the position of two monitors, set all monitors to the same display settings, and quickly arrange monitors (square, custom rectangular arrangements).

• Japanese language version
A Japanese setup package as well as a separate language pack are now available. Please note that the Japanese version is only supported on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, it may or may not work on Windows 98/Me.

Bug fixes in 2.3

Buffer overrun errors with long video card names (Toshiba 3500 Tablet PC)

• Smart Taskbar occasionally adds additional buttons for an application or doesn't remove the taskbar button when the application is closed
This should be fixed, please contact Support if you still experience this problem with the new version.

Custom window buttons don't work with Visio 2002

Custom menu commands don't work with mIRC 6.1

• Monitors overlap after arranging them with the mouse in Display Settings

• Smart Taskbar issues with several third-party visual styles

UltraMon.exe crashes when using the Move to Monitor command for applications which are outside of the desktop

• Taskbars for disabled monitors appear quickly on primary monitor during Smart Taskbar startup

• Unneeded separator on window menu of Calculator if only Maximize to Desktop menu command enabled

Known issues

Wallpapers don't look as intended when EarthView is installed
This happens if you have one or more monitors to the left of the primary monitor, have installed EarthView 2.0, and have enabled multi-monitor support in EarthView. UltraMon will warn you if it detects incompatible wallpaper settings, and will optionally restore the default wallpaper settings.

UltraMon Screen Saver crashes when using Novell Client 4.83 SP1
Status: this is an issue with the Novell Client. Novell has a fix and more information on this issue: TID-10071904 The application failed to initialize properly. Another workaround is to enable password protection for the screen saver.

Some applications can't be positioned with UltraMon shortcuts
Can't be positioned at all: ICQ, Netscape Navigator 4.x, Windows Explorer. Don't work with Last Used Position: Internet Explorer, Outlook XP.
Status: will be fixed in a future release if possible.

Smart Taskbar may be shown when playing a fullscreen game
When playing a game on a monitor with an UltraMon taskbar, which is configured to be always on top, the UltraMon taskbar will hide itself when the game starts, but when you move the mouse to the monitor edge with the UltraMon taskbar, it will show itself again. This behavior is by design, but not desired for games. As a workaround, disable the Smart Taskbar or play the game on the monitor with the Windows taskbar.

• Custom window buttons and menu commands don't work with Directory Opus
You should disable custom window buttons and menu commands for this application.