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Windows 7: 3 monitors. Primary is left, but want windows opening on middle

24 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit
3 monitors. Primary is left, but want windows opening on middle

I have 3 monitors. Primary is left, but I want windows to default open to the middle monitor. Is this possible? Please only post if you know of a way. I had to come here because the last couple places I asked, it was clear people only responded to gain some kind of points or something, because there were no answers, just "oh you can *try* this".... or "*maybe* this will work". In other words, it would be helpful if there were zero modal verbs (could, may, might, should, maybe, etc...) in your answer.

Thank you kindly.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2016   #2

Windows 7

Windows will only open on whatever monitor is set to "primary." Doesn't matter if you have 2, 3, or more monitors. Windows "decides" where it's going to open before it has a chance to load any software that would tell it different.

To date I've never seen a BIOS setting that tells the OS what monitor to use.

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 3 monitors. Primary is left, but want windows opening on middle

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