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Author Topic: IDEA: Utility to open new windows on the active screen  (Read 1603 times)

rsteward

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IDEA: Utility to open new windows on the active screen
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:42:42 PM »
I'd like a small utility that would monitor when new windows are opened and move them to the active screen (in a multiple monitor setup). 

Example of Problem:  I open notepad on monitor #3 then click FILE|OPEN and the Open File Dialog opens on monitor #1.

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Re: IDEA: Utility to open new windows on the active screen
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 08:36:54 AM »
there is a small ahk script/util that will do this - "Dialogmove", it's just one of the things i use it for. here's the original forum thread that got it created:

http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=3097.0

you will need the version 2 file that works with multi-monitors, available here:
http://www.donationc....msg202897#msg202897

or, a pay-for-program that would also do what you need is Actual Window Manager:
http://www.actualtoo...s.com/windowmanager/
(which i also use because of my multi-monitor setup but i don't use it for moving small dialog windows around.)

« Last Edit: October 14, 2010, 08:39:24 AM by nudone »

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Re: IDEA: Utility to open new windows on the active screen
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 11:14:25 AM »
Perfect.  That is exactly what I've been looking for for months! 

Thanks,
Rob