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Windows 7: Power Point Always On Secondary Monitor

02 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
Power Point Always On Secondary Monitor

When I open a PPT presentation file using Power Point Viewer, it always opens "Maximized" on the secondary monitor. I have tried to have it open on the main monitor but don't know how.

I know someone explained how to fix this problem here in the forum but could not find the old thread.

Help me please.


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02 Aug 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

I don't have a great answer for this, as I've often battled the same thing with various programs. I have found that if you drag the program over to the main monitor and re-size it by dragging the corner (not by maximizing), Windows will eventually decide to run it there.

I'm guessing that you might be doing what I do, which is keep a Windows Explorer window open on the secondary monitor for easy access to files. I guess Windows wants to think that if you're opening it from there then it should run from there.

Some of the multi-monitor programs let you assign a program to a particular monitor. I used to use MultiMonitor TaskBar a while back and seem to recall it allowed you to do that.
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02 Aug 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

DisplayFusion ~ Multi-Monitor Taskbar, HotKeys, Window Management, Wallpaper Manager and much more
Try this for starter's.
There are other helpful hints if you search how to set up duo monitors in the upper right search box.
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03 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

Thanks guys. Multi-Monitor worked fine.
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