choosing which monitor a progam opens on

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by iceman7311, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    guys i recently got a second monitor which i would like to use to play games on. i would like to keep my only on the primary monitor. the problem is when i want to start a game it will only start on the primary monitor. i am wondering if there is some hot key i can push to get a program to stert on a different window?
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Checkout Ultramon - which can be found here :

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/

    Great utility, should handle most of what you need. Your drivers have to do some of the heavy lifting though :D
     
  3. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    i ahev already tried that but it will not let you move a game across the screens for some reason. any other ideas?
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Windows will only start it on the primary monitor. You could move it to the secondary monitor in windowed mode, I guess. If I remember right it just goes back to the primary if you try to maximize it. If you want your games to play on the other monitor, you can go into windows and assign it as the primary instead of the one that is currently the primary.

    Just curious, what makes you want to play games on the secondary monitor?
     
  5. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    primary is 17 inch 1024x12xx and secondary is 1680x1050 20 inch. i don't want to use the 20 incher for primary because it is also a tv and i moight be whatching tv on it and it is not set in the right posistion to be good to look at from the desk. does anyone know of any program that could help me?
     
  6. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    guys i figured out a way to do it pm me if you need to know. it is kind of compicated. :)
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Would you mind posting it so others can benefit without having to PM you? ;)
     
  8. hbruss48

    hbruss48 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    A while back I installed a program that allowed 4(four) different screens for my monitor display.It was nice because there was a seperate screen for say Sports,News,whatever one desires. There was another that offered more displays, but I can't remember the name. Since then I have removed it and now want it back. The problem is I lost it!! I can't remember the name of the program. Can someone please help? Thanks
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Ultramon should be able to, i know you said you tried it but might have missed some options. go to the properties of the shortcut of the game (or app) and there is a tab for ultramon which allows you to set the primary monitor and otherthings just for that app