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Windows 7: Directing apps to extended display

06 Jun 2011   #1
bob278

windows 7 home premium 32-bit
 
 
Directing apps to extended display

Is there any way to direct which monitor an application opens on? My apps seem to randomly decide which monitor they will open on.

I have Windows 7 home premium on an HP Pavillion. My display adapter is an ATI Radeon HD5450 (I think). I have the monitors set side-by-side. Everything works fine, I would just like to be able to set up Excel and Word to open on monitor 2 by default if that is possible.

Thanks in advance.



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06 Jun 2011   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Usually, whatever monitor you close it on, it will reopen on. That's how mine works anyway.
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06 Jun 2011   #3
bob278

windows 7 home premium 32-bit
 
 

Thank you. It's so simple even an idiot should recognize it. Guess I'm not even as bright as an idiot.

I tested it a few times and it seems to work just like you said. Now I just have to be disciplined enough to be sure things are in the "right" place when I close them.

I see you are a fellow North Carolinian. I live in Hendersonville.

How do I "tip a scale"?
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06 Jun 2011   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

hehehe...once in awhile mine goes offtrack...whether I did it or not, who knows?
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