Brain Teaser !!! ]:)

By ThumbsUp2 ·
I?m tired of reading all of the password/hacking requests (and bored), so I thought I?d throw a little brain teaser at you, just to see if anyone is awake. I?ll try to keep it simple, but THIS IS A QUIZ!!!!!!

Windows XP Pro ? SP2 fully patched
Dual monitor set up, left and right

Work Environment:
In this particular dual monitor setup, the left monitor is #1 and the right is #2. You have #2 application moved over and displayed on the right monitor (maximized) and #1 application being displayed on the left (maximized). Everything works fine and you use it on a daily basis this way. Every time you start these applications, they display exactly where you left them (i.e.: #1 app displays on #1 monitor and #2 app displays on #2 monitor).

The BOSS notifies you on Monday morning after you?ve started working for the day that he?s sending you and your computer to HQ to work from there for a few days. They want the computer to go too because they want to install some specialty software on it while you?re there. You?re told to leave the monitors where they are. After all, HQ has an extra monitor to use when you get there. So, you shut down, unplug everything and take just the PC with you, load up and get on the road.

When you arrive at HQ and get everything plugged in using just ONE monitor, you boot up and begin to go to work. However, you discover now that you can?t SEE the application that used to open up on the 2nd monitor (right) because you forgot to move it back to the left monitor before you shut down and hit the road. The application starts because you can see it in your taskbar and task manager. You just can?t see the application window. It?s being displayed on a non-existent monitor (i.e.: the computer thinks the monitor SHOULD still be there).

We know we can fix the problem by shutting down, plugging in a 2nd monitor temporarily while at HQ, move the application window to the left screen, shut down again and unplug the 2nd monitor. There is another way to resolve the situation without having to do all of this shutting down and borrowing another monitor.

What is the quick and easy solution?

]:) ]:) ]:) ]:)

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Two things.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I'd have said - Increase ...

(1) A maximized window will auto-size itself to whatever screen resolution you have. So, even decreasing to 640x480, the window stays nailed to the area designated as the right monitor.

(2) A maximized window can't be dragged, although there are ways to get around this problem.

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by retro77 In reply to Brain Teaser !!! ;) ]:)

1.) Right click on the application in the toolbar and select move, then hit one of the arrow keys [on the keyboard] once and then use the mouse to move the application to monitor #1.

2.) Go into display properties and disable the monitor #2, moving all application to monitor #1.

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I'm not very familiar with it but...

by alxcsby In reply to Brain Teaser !!! ;) ]:)

It would seem like if you changed your display properties you could make it default. Failing that, I'd do the Alt+Tab to change to controlling that window, then press ShiftAltSpacebar+M and use the arrows to move it around. Dunno if it'd work or not.
Darn, Churnoo already nailed my ideas.

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