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Windows 7: Dual Monitors: Download Icons Should Appear Only on Monitor 2

13 Mar 2016   #1
beau

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Dual Monitors: Download Icons Should Appear Only on Monitor 2

I've set up dual monitors so that all desktop icons are on Monitor 2. I like all downloads to go to the desktop, but they appear on Monitor 1.
Is there any way to cause the download icons to appear only on Monitor 2?


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13 Mar 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The problem is that monitor 1 is your default monitor and Windows saves the download to the default monitor. Without a background program redirecting the download, or some fancy registry editing (which is beyond me, sorry), I don't think you'll be able to do what you want to.
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13 Mar 2016   #3
beau

Windows 7 Home Premium Version 32 bit
 
 

Yeah, I think you're right Mellon Head, sounds a little unlikely
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13 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Bongo, the question has been answered, so is it now ok if I ask the OP a question ???

beau, why aren`t your downloads going to your downloads folder ?????????

No reason for downloads to go to your desktop.
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14 Mar 2016   #5
beau

Windows 7 Home Premium Version 32 bit
 
 

Hi AddRAM ~
I send downloads to the desktop just because usually when I download something I want to access it immediately, so if it's on the desktop I don't have to open the Downloads folder

But since I like the setup with empty monitor 1 desktop so much, I'll henceforth send downloads to the Download folder and make a little keyboard macro to open it quick . . . problem solved
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14 Mar 2016   #6
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Bongo, the question has been answered, so is it now ok if I ask the OP a question ???

beau, why aren`t your downloads going to your downloads folder ?????????

No reason for downloads to go to your desktop.
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14 Mar 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

beau, I`m still not understanding your logic, what are you downloading that needs a key to open it more then once, you download a program, you install it, you delete the executable in your downloads folder or save the install file for a future install if you like the program.

Enlighten me please
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14 Mar 2016   #8
beau

Windows 7 Home Premium Version 32 bit
 
 

Hi again addRAM ~
You're prob not understanding my logic because it wasn't very logical !
I've re-arranged things so downloads now to the Download folder, and everything proceeds as you say: install it, you delete the executable in your downloads folder or save the install file if you like the program.

Thanks again.
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14 Mar 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK good

I myself have a 500 GB drive dedicated just for software, iso files, etc.
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