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Windows 7: Help With Default Icon Desktop Save Location

08 Feb 2014   #1
Vaughn Whynot

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Help With Default Icon Desktop Save Location

Ok, i am about to confuse some people. BUT I have my main monitor set to my 1920x1080 screen but have my taskbar set to my 2nd screen (1680x1050) but my icons still keep going to my 1920x1080 screen. I have tried displayfusion and ultramon to see about a option to set icons to 2nd screen by default but with no luck.

how could I make my second screen be default for my icons but not as my main screen.


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09 Feb 2014   #2
Vaughn Whynot

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

guess i am asking too much lol
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09 Feb 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I think your main monitor is the default for where the icons go. Have you tried dragging them over to the second display and then rebooting? You'll have to turn "Auto Arrange Icons" off by right clicking the main screen and then selecting it to turn it off.

That *might* work.
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09 Feb 2014   #4
Vaughn Whynot

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I think your main monitor is the default for where the icons go. Have you tried dragging them over to the second display and then rebooting? You'll have to turn "Auto Arrange Icons" off by right clicking the main screen and then selecting it to turn it off.

That *might* work.
yea tried it all and whenever i save anything to the desktop it goes to my my main screen and not my second screen. It sucks because I use alot of fullscreen windows and games on my main and using my second screen for streaming/recording programs. Just hate having to alt-tab and stuff.
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09 Feb 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I just drag mine over, my gadgets and my icons. And they stay there just fine.
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10 Feb 2014   #6
Vaughn Whynot

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I just drag mine over, my gadgets and my icons. And they stay there just fine.
I am not talking about them not staying on my secondary screen, i am referring to when I save a new doc or file to the desktop it goes to my main screen when I want it to go to my secondary. Once again, i use alot of full screen programs and hate having to alt tab or min a screen to drag a file to my secondary.
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