Post by croy
It seems that when I hooked up a second monitor, the first time I
dragged an app display to the second monitor's screen, that layout
was cast in concrete. Now whenever I launch and app that I once
dragged to the second monitor, it always comes up there, even if,
many times, I have dragged that app back to the primary monitor.
Where are these settings stored, and how do we edit them?
I don't have a second monitor (I just get bigger monitors if I need more
screen space). From what I've read:
- Win+Left/RightArrow should move the app's open window between
monitors. If you want it to stick to a monitor, move the window there
and close it there.
- Ease of Access wizard has the option "Prevent windows from being
automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen". If that
behavior is undesirable and you disable it then Win+Arrow does not work.
In tha case, it looks like you have to use:
o Call up the window's Control menu (click on taskbar button to make
sure window has focus and hit Alt+Space, then hit M (to move the
window). Alternatively, Shift+rightClick the app's taskbar button and
use the Move option to enabled window moving. Then use the left/right
arrow keys to move the window (which you could be doing in the blind if
the other monitor is absent or dead). Press Enter when the moved window
is where you want it.
- Force all app windows to the first monitor by going to Screen
resolution -> Multiple displays -> Show desktop only on 1" (your primary
monitor). This should force all apps to show on your primary display
since it is the only one enabled. Then later go back to using multiple
displays if you want. I think MS is trying the same trick of making
just one monitor the main and only one as noted at:
- You never mentioned your video card and the driver/software for it.
If, for example, you are using an AMD/ATI video card and their Catalyst
software, there might be something in there to force an app window to a
specified display, like under Desktop Management. (I don't have
multiple monitors so it won't show my such an option). I have
Catalyst's hotkeys disabled but I noticed that one of them is to swap
desktop mapping when you select "Creating and Arranging Desktops" for
the "List hotkeys for" under the Hotkeys manager.
- Not sure this will work but worth a shot. Switch to the desktop where
you want the app's window to appear. Use Task Manager's Applications
tab to right-click on an app and select "Bring to Front".
For any suggestion that gets the app's window to display on the monitor
of your choice, are you sure that you are *closing* its window on that