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Author Topic: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support  (Read 3896 times)

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IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:38:51 PM »
Here is the problem, when a program goes Full-Screen (or game, such as Counter-Strike: Source or any HL2 game) it will change the focus to that window. However, I have a multi-monitor setup and I when I bring up my mouse (Escape in HL2 Games), it will then activate my mouse. So I will bring my mouse over to the second monitor and click on the second monitor but my full screen focus application will then lose focus and auto magically minimize. Is there a way to write a program to prevent this? I have tried GridMove and other programs but nothing seems to work.

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Re: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 04:15:17 AM »
Here is the problem, when a program goes Full-Screen (or game, such as Counter-Strike: Source or any HL2 game) it will change the focus to that window. However, I have a multi-monitor setup and I when I bring up my mouse (Escape in HL2 Games), it will then activate my mouse. So I will bring my mouse over to the second monitor and click on the second monitor but my full screen focus application will then lose focus and auto magically minimize. Is there a way to write a program to prevent this? I have tried GridMove and other programs but nothing seems to work.
You mean you want to be able to click and do stuff on your secondary monitor while the other thing stays full screen on primary?

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Re: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 10:13:30 AM »
Yes, that is exactly what I am looking for.

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Re: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 12:11:56 AM »
Does anyone think this is a good idea or if something like this has been done before?

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Re: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 06:01:53 AM »
Does anyone think this is a good idea or if something like this has been done before?
Well I would definitely use it, but I do not think it is doable

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Re: IDEA: Multi-monitor Focus Support
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 09:56:49 AM »
It would be great for online games that you can't pause.
You could be talking to someone on an IM, or looking up something in an internet browser, while keeping an eye on your game.
I wish games wouldn't minimise when they loose focus like that, it kind of annoys me. (which is why I usually try to run them in window mode)
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