Dual monitor issue.

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by pwsincd, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    With a two screen setup on windows 10 (or any OS) is it possible to have the thats been selected to open , open on the screen you open it on.. i do beleive they open currently where they were closed...

    or for example if i have a youtube video fullscreened playing on one screen and i want to open a new browser window on the other screen , i click on the browser icon and choose new window , but it opens over the already opened window... can we set it somehow to open on the screen thats selected it natively ???
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    There are some fairly big differences between OSes when it comes to dual monitors, and is one of the areas that sees a not insignificant amount of updating. Go back to XP and it is possible to roll with multiple monitors, however I struggle without flanking it with something like https://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/ or http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/zbar/

    Bonus fun comes from older applications and applications to do not conform to suggested behaviour for windows, maximising windows, priority and all that. Is this youtube video flash or HTML5 as it that could make a difference (flash will probably be a browser plugin/sandboxed executable where HTML5 is a bit more native). Most usually prefer the last location memory thing, indeed I just read a thread from the preview builds where they did not have that, but that is more location than monitor (and also gives rise to things like http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/shellfolderfix.html for when the native stuff falls short). Sadly no update number, registry tweak or even an option somewhere that might disable that.

    Some setups will follow the cursor and open things on whatever screen the cursor is on, my present XFCE setup on Linux doing just that.

    Anyway I have probably just said not a lot that will help you. Hope you get it sorted.