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Any way of setting which of my 2 screens a program will open into?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by meirionwyllt, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. meirionwyllt

    meirionwyllt Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have a dual-screen setup. I use several different programs simultaneously, some of which web-based and open within Internet Explorer. So that I can work more efficiently, I want some programs to open in the first screen and some in the second. Is there a utility that exists that looks at the title of the window being opened, and opens it in the user-defined screen? So, if I want outlook to open in the second screen, the program would see "Microsoft Office Outlook" in the window title, and then send it to the second screen when I open Outlook?

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  2. Jtoast

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    In general, a properly written windows application will start in the monitor where you last closed it. Unfortunately not all are properly written.
     
  3. redmonkie

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    Ive seen software that does do that but it was bespoke. Try searing a program called "Launchpad" im not sure if that has dual screen capability tho.
     
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    for those who don't know...bespoke means custom written to a buyers specifications :D
     
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