Monitor Master enables you to position and merge browser windows, to move and merge tabs, and to open links in other windows and on other monitors. Monitor Master adds a graphical control item to the context menu's for tabs, links and toolbars and to the menu of its own toolbar button. The graphical control depicts your monitors plus all open Firefox windows.
Monitor Master subdivides monitors into regions to make positioning simple and fast. By clicking or dragging in a Monitor Master graphical control, you may select one or more regions as target location. By selecting a single region that overlaps with an existing Firefox window, you may target a window. This enables the following six actions (see Screenshot 1):
1) From the Toolbar context menu, you may:
> a) Merge a browser window with another browser window.
> b) Move a browser window to a new location.
2) From the Tab context menu, you may:
> a) Move a tab to another browser window.
> b) Create a new window from a tab at a new location.
3) From the Link context menu, you may:
> a) Create a link in any browser window.
> b) Open a link in a new window at a new location.
Note that, in the graphical control, moving is indicated by a blue,
merging by a red and opening by a green target rectangle.
Many options are available through the Monitor Master toolbar button menu. These options apply to Monitor Master functionality only! The menu text is localized for the following languages: De, En, Fr, Nl, Pt, Sr and Zh.
Please note that your monitors need to be configured as an extended desktop for Monitor Master to function correctly. Monitor Master identifies your monitors when Firefox starts, when you click its toolbar button, and optionally whenever your mouse enters a graphical control.
> Once you are used to Monitor Master, you may use the options to hide superfluous context menu items (Open Link in New Tab/Window and Move to New Window).
> Users of Private Tab probably want to check the option 'Allow merging of private and non-private tabs'.
> To increase the usable window space, check the options for window border hiding in the sizing sub-menu.
> In case you are using differently-sized monitors, you may often place and size a system bar in such a way that at least one dimension becomes equal.
> Users of AMD Eyefinity devices may use the region options to configure virtual monitors (regions) including a compensation of bezel correction.
> The snap-to-grid feature is incompatible with TileTabs.
> Monitor Master will be incompatible with QuickJava, Morning Coffee and LocationBar as long as these add-ons do not test for the validity of the href property of browser style sheets.
> Monitor Master will not be fully compatible with ImTranslator and Menu Editor as long as these extensions modify the toolbars unpredictably.
> Hidden window borders become visible again after toolbar customization.
Please donate to enable the following improvements:
> Full compatibility with the new Australis theme.
> Support for the Thunderbird mail program.
> Multiple-monitor full screen state which covers o.s. bars.
> Multiple desktops to set window visibility group-wise.
> Target monitor selection for full screen video viewing.
A re-released version of Monitor Master, Screen Surfer, was discontinued because its user base was too small to justify its existence and maintenance. Instead, Monitor Master will be developed further.