Software Update: UltraMon 3.3.0

Realtime Soft has released a new version of UltraMon after a long period of silence. This program is intended for systems to which several monitors are connected. For example, it is possible to spread the desktop across the screens, with all monitors having their own taskbar. Furthermore, applications can be set on which monitor they open. Also windows, among other things, are a lot easier to drag to another monitor and each screen can have its own background or screensaver. Below is the changelog for version 3.3.0.

New in this release

  • Taskbar Extensions for Windows 8: the Smart Taskbar feature has been completely redesigned for Windows 8, instead of adding its own taskbars UltraMon now extends the built-in multi-monitor taskbar on Windows 8. You can control taskbar settings via the Taskbar Extensions tab under UltraMon Options, and disable/enable secondary taskbars via the main UltraMon menu. The following extensions are available:
    • remove the Start button from secondary taskbars or from all taskbars
    • enable thinner vertical taskbars (secondary taskbars only): allows you to resize vertical taskbars to a smaller width than possible by default, this is especially useful when using small taskbar icons
    • hide the taskbar on specific monitors (via UltraMon Options > Ignored Monitors)

    You can still use the old Smart Taskbar on Windows 8 if you prefer, but please note that this is no longer supported and may not work at all with future versions of Windows. To do this run regedit.exe and go to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Realtime Soft\UltraMon\, then create a new DWORD value named UmTbarWin7LegacyMode and set it to 1.

  • New window button compatibility options: when setting up compatibility settings for applications via UltraMon Options > Compatibility, you now have two new compatibility options available which help with applications which use custom window title bars:
    • force window buttons: this option causes UltraMon to use relaxed rules when determining if an application has a window title bar. Check this option if UltraMon doesn’t add the window buttons to an application. Examples are iTunes and Foxit Reader, with this option checked UltraMon will add the window buttons to those applications
    • custom button spacing: allows you to move the UltraMon buttons to the left for a specific application only, this is useful if an application adds its own buttons, for example Office 2013 or Google Chrome
  • Support for per-monitor DPI scaling on Windows 8.1: features such as mirroring will now work correctly if per-monitor DPI scaling is used.
  • New command-line arguments for UltraMonTaskbar.exe: on Windows 7 and earlier you could use /stop to disable secondary taskbars, and start UltraMonTaskbar.exe again to enable secondary taskbars. As this wouldn’t have worked on Windows 8, /disable and /enable options have been added. These can be used on earlier versions of Windows as well.


  • The Ignored Monitors tab under UltraMon Options has been redesigned, ‘ignore this monitor’ is now ‘hide if disabled’, and ‘ignore enabled monitors’ can now be set per monitor and is called ‘hide always’. Disabling the taskbar for a specific monitor is now done on the Ignored Monitors tab as well (option ‘don’t add taskbar’), this was previously on the Smart Taskbar tab under More Options

Fixed issues

Known issues

The following downloads are available:
UltraMon 3.3.0 (32bit)
UltraMon 3.3.0 (64bit)

Version number 3.3.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Real-time Soft
File sizes

2.30MB – 3.11MB

License type Shareware