Microsoft may be building in better multi-monitor support for Windows 8, according to reports.
Group policy objects discovered in the latest leak of Windows 8 hint at the ability for Windows 8 users to display their taskbar across more than one display. ITWorld discovered the feature alongside what appears to be a 3G/4G cost limiter feature and improved crash detection. The setting refers to a new “Multiple Display” section in the taskbar properties dialog. The feature is currently missing in leaked builds but references in the group policy appear to confirm Microsoft is working on improved multi-monitor support.
ITWorld also discovered a 3G/4G cost limiter, designed to limit data costs for mobile connections. Admins can choose between restricted modes to cap the amount of data that devices use. Roaming connections can also be disabled. The final discovery is related to crash detection. Microsoft appears to be tweaking its PCA (Program Compatibility Assistant) to increase the stability of Windows 8. ITWorld discovered settings related to advanced application crash monitoring, capable of detecting more software compatibility issues.
Microsoft has previously promised a “proper implementation” of the multi-monitor taskbar as far back as the 2008 PDC. Windows 7 users have to currently use third-party solutions to enable multi-monitor taskbar support at present.
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