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Author Topic: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting  (Read 3808 times)

xtekian

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I think the title explains most of it.. I have a two 19" monitor setup, and sometimes I am playing a game or something one the left side in full screen. Sometimes I want to do something else on the right screen, such as write a paper or browse the web. However, since the game is in full screen, whenever I move my mouse over to the right side and click on a window, the game minimizes on the left screen.

I tried using autohotkey and a couple of other programs, but I don't think that code which keeps windows on top apply to directx/full screen applications (i.e. applications that don't have a minimize/resize/close button on the top right).

I haven't been able to find anything that would let me do what I do. If someone can find a program that does that, then please post it =) otherwise, anyone interesting in tackling this problem?

Thanks!
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Re: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 05:01:10 PM »
Actually, i think there's a similar request in the forum.
Unfortunatelly, IIRC, there's no way to be able to have the game running on one screen and do something else on the other screen.

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Re: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 05:34:17 PM »
There probably is a way to do it, but it'd either be game-specific reversing or perhaps some more general DirectX reversing. I doubt it's possible to do without one of those methods, though, but I'd love to be proven wrong - I'd like a tool like this, too, for the same reasons.
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Re: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 05:37:01 PM »
Right, i forgot to mention that the reason i replied was because i also would love to see such thing, just never was able to find anything about it.

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Re: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 04:35:14 PM »
does anyone have any idea of even how to tackle this? there has been a lot of talk about directx10 and stuff, would it be possible to make a program like this for windows vista since it unifies a lot of different kinds of graphics coding?
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Re: IDEA: Keep a full screen window on top in a dual monitor setting
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 01:34:47 PM »
 :) I think you could install the DirectX SDK and turn on 'Enable Multi-mon Debugging'.

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