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Windows 7: WMC on second monitor

14 Jan 2009   #1
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
WMC on second monitor

Right now I have a dual monitor setup and would like to have Windows Media Center on my second screen to be used as a TV, but I don't know how I can have it always to be run there since Windows Media Center is by default in full screen mode. Is there anyway to do this? Also would my remote recognize just WMC and work on the second monitor?


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14 Jan 2009   #2
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Right now I have a dual monitor setup and would like to have Windows Media Center on my second screen to be used as a TV, but I don't know how I can have it always to be run there since Windows Media Center is by default in full screen mode. Is there anyway to do this? Also would my remote recognize just WMC and work on the second monitor?
Do you not want it in window mode or will it not go into window mode?
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14 Jan 2009   #3
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I want to put it into windowed mode so I can drag it over to my second monitor and then put it into full window mode. This is unless there is another way to get it to my second screen.
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14 Jan 2009   #4
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
I want to put it into windowed mode so I can drag it over to my second monitor and then put it into full window mode. This is unless there is another way to get it to my second screen.
I just tried it and it went over to the second screen but in full screen it trapped the mouse on the second display, does this happen to you?



You clicked the button ^ while in full screen to go into window mode as in the picture right?
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14 Jan 2009   #5
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Yeah, that is the problem. The mouse cursor gets trapped on the second screen. Does a remote work for you?

EDIT: I figured out how to get my mouse back over. You have to press alt+tab, and then move your mouse back over.

Multi-monitor is still kind of finicky though.
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14 Jan 2009   #6
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Yeah, that is the problem. The mouse cursor gets trapped on the second screen. Does a remote work for you?

EDIT: I figured out how to get my mouse back over. You have to press alt+tab, and then move your mouse back over.

Multi-monitor is still kind of finicky though.
Thanks for figuring it out cause I wanted to know too and I tried the remote (you already know if you did too) and it wouldn't work unless I alt-tabbed back to WMC.
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15 Jan 2009   #7
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

I thought Vista did the same thing, but can't remember. Did you find the same behavior in Vista's Media Center?
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15 Jan 2009   #8
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I don't know as I haven't used Vista's Media Center.
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23 Oct 2009   #9
Mongrel

Windows 7
 
 

I was just looking for this too and found an answer. Alt-tab isn't necessary - just tap the Windows button. Move the mouse over to your work screen and get to it!

What annoys me is that the windowed mode of WMC is stuck in widescreen, I want it to be 4:3. I've gone through the setup and set it to standard but no change.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
whiteboy

win 7 64
 
 

Yah I just hit the windows button which opens the start menu. Kind of lame but it works.
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