Dual monitors with two programs at the same time?

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upsguy27

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I have two monitors set up, and I'm trying to get it so I can be playing a game or using a fullscreen application like Vegas while typing something on the other monitor. I tried doing this, but clicking on the other window that I want to type in makes it the active window and minimizes whatever else I'm doing on the first monitor. Is there any way to either
A) Edit a text document without making it the active window, or
B) Allow both monitors to have active windows at the same time
Is it possible to do any of those?
 
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Welcome to TSG!

You can only have one Active (aka Foreground) application running. Otherwise the operating system wouldn't know where to send keyboard input.
So the answer to both questions is no.

Not quite sure why it would minimize the application though.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Yes, I do it all the time...I must admit that I actually have 4 computers hooked up to my two monitors though. My problem is that I just don't have enough hands and eyes to keep everything "active."
 
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