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Windows 7: Game on secondary monitor


30 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Game on secondary monitor

Hello All and Happy New Year!

I want a game to load up on my secondary monitor.

It runs in full-screen and I can't seem to toggle using WinKey+Tab.

How do I do that?

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30 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Some games will work if you move the game to the second monitor while windowed then full screen it there. Others wont. And a LOT of games don't know anything about monitors at all and will only run full screen on the primary

There may be a chance that there is some kind of tweaky tool that might put full screen aps onto the second monitor, but I haven't heard of one myself.
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30 Dec 2010   #3

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

fseal is correct alot of games consume the primary monitor. For example Cod 4, so what I did is have a shortcut that goes right to the display properties, and when I want to run on the 37" I just click on the monitor and check make primary - apply then switch back when I'm done.
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30 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, that's bad news

I'll try the monitor-switching trick- and thanks for the quick feed-back!
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