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Windows 7: Application Will Not Open in Primary Monitor

31 May 2011   #1

win7/64 home premium
Application Will Not Open in Primary Monitor

Application (Adobe Reader) consistently opens in my external monitor, despite efforts to make it open in primary:
1. Move window to primary, close, re-open.
2. Shut-down Windows, disconnect ext. monitor at monitor, start Win.
3. Move window to primary, re-start Win.

Other aps. do not behave this way.

How can I make the ap. open in primary?

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31 May 2011   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If I understand your question. This may help. Before shutting down go to single monitor and unplug the second screen from the computer at the computer.
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01 Jun 2011   #3


I had similar issue before, but your process of moving it to primary monitor and closing it solved it. It was Adobe reader also, try it several times.
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04 Jun 2011   #4

win7/64 home premium

Here's the solution, received from Microsoft Answers Forum: application (adobe reader) opens in external monitor&#59; how - Microsoft Answers. My mistake: I was maximizing window on external before moving.

Thanks for your time!
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04 Jun 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello 64Jeff, welcome to Seven Forums!

At least you found the issue and thanks for the update.
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