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Windows 7: Full screen program on secondary monitor?

20 Oct 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Gamers window relocater will relocate any windowed window set to the resolution of the monitor. This means if you set a game to windowed mode at the same resolution as the monitor, then you can move it over and it will move it over so it looks full screen.

~Lordbob
Would you know if this program actually restricts cursor movement to the game's window only?
It does not. I would not use it if it did.

Though if the game is an FPS that locks the cursor, you may need to alt-tab out.

~Lordbob


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20 Oct 2009   #12
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Gamers window relocater will relocate any windowed window set to the resolution of the monitor. This means if you set a game to windowed mode at the same resolution as the monitor, then you can move it over and it will move it over so it looks full screen.

~Lordbob
Would you know if this program actually restricts cursor movement to the game's window only?
It does not. I would not use it if it did.

Though if the game is an FPS that locks the cursor, you may need to alt-tab out.

~Lordbob
Unfortunately, this program can't solve my issue then, as this particular game has features that are severely inhibited if the cursor can be moved off of the window. However, this program may be able to solve another, unrelated problem I've been having, so thanks for mentioning it!
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20 Oct 2009   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
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Would you know if this program actually restricts cursor movement to the game's window only?
It does not. I would not use it if it did.

Though if the game is an FPS that locks the cursor, you may need to alt-tab out.

~Lordbob
Unfortunately, this program can't solve my issue then, as this particular game has features that are severely inhibited if the cursor can be moved off of the window. However, this program may be able to solve another, unrelated problem I've been having, so thanks for mentioning it!
I would recommend giving it a try on the game anyways. Depending on the game, it should not matter (unless it is an FPS, or a game where it ALREADY locks it in. It will STILL lock if it does, thus no worries)

~Lordbob
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20 Oct 2009   #14
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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I would recommend giving it a try on the game anyways. Depending on the game, it should not matter (unless it is an FPS, or a game where it ALREADY locks it in. It will STILL lock if it does, thus no worries)

~Lordbob
That's the problem: this game doesn't lock in the cursor when it's in windowed mode. It only locks in the cursor if the game itself is set to full-screen mode.
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20 Oct 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
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I would recommend giving it a try on the game anyways. Depending on the game, it should not matter (unless it is an FPS, or a game where it ALREADY locks it in. It will STILL lock if it does, thus no worries)

~Lordbob
That's the problem: this game doesn't lock in the cursor when it's in windowed mode. It only locks in the cursor if the game itself is set to full-screen mode.
Then you may want to see if there is a setting to change monitors in game.

~Lordbob
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21 Oct 2009   #16
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Then you may want to see if there is a setting to change monitors in game.

~Lordbob
Already checked that. As far as I can tell, there is no way to do it from within the game. I will check on the developer's forums and see if there is a hidden way to do it.
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21 Oct 2009   #17
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

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what about running the game in a window. dragging that window to the 2nd monitor and maximizing the full window on that 2nd monitor.

To get a game or other full screen program to open in a window Create a shortcut to the program you want to run, Than right click and go to properties, Change the target to "Application or Game Location (this is already here)" -window ( or -w or /w depends on the program your trying to run)

it would look like this : "C:/games/worms" -window (actually i believe worms uses -w)

play around with it, see if it works.
I can't play this particular game in windowed mode, because it's an RTS with edge panning (move the cursor to the edge of the screen to pan around the view). In windowed mode, this feature becomes nearly impossible to use.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Gamers window relocater will relocate any windowed window set to the resolution of the monitor. This means if you set a game to windowed mode at the same resolution as the monitor, then you can move it over and it will move it over so it looks full screen.
what game would this be? ive used this trick for many games that use edge panning. when you put it in a window, and then drag that window onto the monitor you want, than maximize it on that monitor (make sure the window is all to mostly in the screen you want) it will be a maximized screen and edge panning will still work... give it a shot.
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22 Oct 2009   #18
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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what game would this be? ive used this trick for many games that use edge panning. when you put it in a window, and then drag that window onto the monitor you want, than maximize it on that monitor (make sure the window is all to mostly in the screen you want) it will be a maximized screen and edge panning will still work... give it a shot.
The game is Sins of a Solar Empire (great game, BTW). I will try to test your idea ASAP ... ATM the secondary screen on my primary machine is dead, but should have it back up by the weekend. I'll test your idea and get back to you before I start upgrading to the retail Windows 7.
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01 Nov 2009   #19
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

so how goes it?
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28 May 2010   #20
curtdragon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I know this is old but did you ever figure this out?
I had the same problem but what I did was used my NVidia control panel and made 2 profiles. One that uses my desktop monitor as primary and only display then when I want to play games I switch to a second profile using my HDTV as primary and monitor as secondary. The games and whatever opens full screen on the TV now. You can also customize it to auto change teh profile when the game is launched
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