Dual Screens

By mibarra ·
I have dual screens, besides me a few other users want to know if there is any way to have certain programs open on either the left or right monitor ONLY.

ex: want outlook to only open on the right screen and I want my TAM to only open on my left screen.

Is this possible at all? Cause sometimes it will open differently and its actually annoying sometimes.

Anyways, thank you in advance for your help. Aloha

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Open the program that you want

by Jacky Howe In reply to Dual Screens

to open on the other screen. Resize it so that you can drag it to the other screen and then maximise it. Close it and reopent it to test.

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Yep Jacky is correct there

by OH Smeg In reply to Open the program that you ...

You need to move it to the screen on the Extended Desktop that you want it to appear on and then close it down. Provided there is nothing else occurring here the system should always open it on that screen from now on.


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Yes, it's possible

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Dual Screens

But, you have to set it up

Open whatever program you want. Unmaximize the screen. Drag it to the other monitor, then maximize it again. Now, hold the CTRL key while you click the X to close the window. Relaunch the program, and it will open where you left it.

Or, if you don't view windows as maximized all the time, simply drag the window where you want it and use the CTRL close method to make it remember the window position, then relaunch.

Just don't forget to reset your windows back to one screen before you reboot without that 2nd monitor (i.e., you had to move the computer to a conference room for a while for a little bit of training), or your 'moved' windows won't be visible. You can get them back, but it's a PITA to remember how to do it!

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Thank you

by mibarra In reply to Yes, it's possible

Thanks!! So far so good, but ThumbsUp2 I dont quite understand what you mean by reset my windows back to one screen before I reboot without that 2nd screen... could you elaborate...

do you mean when I restart my computer or shut down and come in tomorrow my programs wont open to the screen its suppose to?

Thanks again

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re: Resetting....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Thank you

No. What I was speaking about was that, let's say you operate with dual monitors for a while and have your windows all set to open on one or the other of the two monitors.

If, for some reason, you find it necessary to start up the computer with only one monitor, you will be presented with the problem of trying to locate the windows for those applications which you've set to open on the missing monitor. The program will start, but you won't be able to see the window. :_| You can get them back to opening on one screen, but doing so can be a source of frustration, especially if you don't remember how.

It's just easier to move your windows back to one screen before you shut down when you know that tomorrow you will need to start up with only one monitor.

Of course, if you never need to boot up with only one monitor instead of two, you won't ever have to worry about it.


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I get it now..

by mibarra In reply to re: Resetting....

Got it! Thank you for your response. I will let my users know that part to it as well because sometimes they print screen. Usually dont need to open a program because their only print screening and then usually turn the other screen right back on. But I will be aware of that now. Thank you very much! have a great weekend!! aloha

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Print screening or screen capture?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I get it now..

If what you're talking about is getting a screen grab and pasting that into another program, they can grab just the currently active window, no matter which monitor it's on, by pressing the ALT key before pressing the Prt Scr key. That still captures it to the clip board where they can then paste into Paint or Word, whatever they need to do. It saves having to crop a screen grab!

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The NEW Lenovo notebook!

by Oz_Media In reply to Dual Screens

tehy new Lenovo notebook has a second slide out (10") screen on it!

Even has a full number pad!

You should try asking in the Questions Forum though, people actually offer real replies there.

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