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Windows 7: WMC on second monitor

25 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7

I was hoping that they got rid of the pointer being stuck on the 2nd monitor in W7, however, I've been using this on VMC, and it works like a champ. There's a W7 version as well..

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01 Dec 2009   #12

Here you go, enjoy!

This should solve your problems:

Multiple Monitor support. - The Green Button

This is a simple application that should let you run Media Center in a full screen window on a second monitor without trapping your mouse.
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01 Dec 2009   #13


You can change the aspect ratio in WMC in TV Setup and you can add a switch to the exe for WMC (in the shortcut used) that will force WMC to open in windowed mode. Search my posts.
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02 Dec 2009   #14

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1

So does that utility give you the ability to still use the remote with the WMC monitor and work independently using keyboard/mouse input on the other monitor?
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03 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit

Thanks for this thread! I am annoyed my mouse gets trapped on my TV and I have to minimize WMC to get the pointer back over to my computer monitor to surf the web.
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15 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7

If, like me, these programs cause issues for you, heres another workaround

It's the same idea, press the windows key and your mouse gets untrapped. Unfortunately, I find that when I do this, every time i minimise/close a window, the mouse gets trapped in media center again which is very frustrating.
If you open the task manager and leave it running, however, this doesnt happen and you can minimise and close windows as you like without the mouse snapping back to media center

To be honest, this issue bemuses me. I have no idea why microsoft have designed media center this way
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