Microsoft detailed its upcoming enhanced Multi-monitor support in Windows 8. Windows 7 officially supported multiple monitors, but the experience was limited such as having same background, task bar only in primary monitor, etc,. In Windows 8, Microsoft has improved the experience to a great extent. Check them out in the video below.
- Make the desktop a more personal experience. Perhaps the most personalized feature on the desktop is the ability to customize the desktop background. We set out to make this a great experience on multiple monitors too.
- Improve the efficiency of accessing apps across monitors. In Windows 7, the top request from people using multiple monitors was to improve the taskbar efficiency.
- Improve the efficiency of accessing system UI. In Windows 7, you could only access the Start menu on one monitor. With the introduction in Windows 8 of new UI that puts controls at the edges of the screen, we wanted to make sure that it’s still easy to access Start, the charms, the clock, and your recently used apps from every monitor.
- Allow side-by-side Metro style and desktop apps. You can launch or move a Metro style app to any monitor, side-by-side with desktop apps on another screen.
You can read the enhancements in detail in the source link below.