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Dual Monitor HELP - Starting different programs on each monitor upon startup


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#1 shane85

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:28 AM

hey guys

so I have a dual monitor hookup. What I am trying to do is upon startup (windows xp pro)

have 2 of the programs I want load on monitor 2,

and have another program load on monitor 1

how can I assign a monitor to a program, when the program is just in the startup folder???

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

I'm not sure, if it comes from an extra program, I use to handle dual monitors, UltraMon, but in my case, my computer remembers on which monitor given program was open last time.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:01 AM

so with Ultramon I would be able to specify

program1 = monitor 1

program 2 = monitor 2
program 3 = monitor 3

upon startup?? something like that anyway?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:05 AM

Not exactly.
When I open a program, I leave it on monitor #1, or I move it to monitor #2.
When I close the program and I turn the computer off, next time, when I turn my computer on and I open same program, computer will open the program on the very same monitor, the program was open last time.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:08 AM

what I need to do is put these 3 programs in the startup folder. Reason being they are going to be more or less on interactive screens, however the pc they are running on wont be that accessible...so im trying to make sure in the event the computer crashes and needs to be restarted, the necessary applications will load in the proper screens without having to do it by hand

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:11 AM

shane85 what presently happens at the moment when you restart?
Do they automatically remember their location?
You may need to Restore (Window mode) the applications .. not sure.
But since I don't have dual monitors I can't test this

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:18 AM

currently when I restart, all 3 programs load on screen 1....2 of the programs are full screen (no tool bars or anything) so have to hit esc to get the toolbars, and slide over. The media player im using however transfers to both screens. I need it to just load on screen 1, and the other 2 programs on screen 2. lol. what a headache. argh. ive never used dual monitors before so this is a totally new experience for me...

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:27 AM

I found a "screen specific" hit at Google for wallpaper :thumbsup: HERE

I'm sure there must be an app for screen specific applications on Dual Monitor (wait that might be the Google search I need!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:34 AM

Sorry for double post

I found 3 apps: UltraMon: http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
DisplayFusion: http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/
MultiMon: http://www.mediachance.com/free/multimon.htm (this one is free :thumbsup:)
I suppose test away :huh: Please keep us informed

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:37 AM

hmm thank you I will test away! This pc came installed with a program already I wonder if its similar to those...its called Catalyst Control Center.... no clue howto use it or to define what I gotta do but I will look. been playing around with it for hours already. what a pain!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:45 AM

Macintosh can do it, but I hate Macs!! Your Catalyst Control Center pretty sure > No

Oh and I found another: MurGeeMon I just read the write up here on it> Multiple Monitors

By the way, please reply back with which one worked (I note this could take days to confirm)
But it would be nice :thumbsup: (Hmm, and on other threads you made elsewhere ;) )

Edited by Kimsland, 07 May 2010 - 01:45 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:48 AM

ya ive made a few posts on a few forums...lol...I just downloaded this one
: http://www.mediachance.com/free/multimon.htm
and there is a spot for it to load something from the taskbar...however...fawk...its still loading on the wrong sreen....I cant win today...gonna read that new one u posted. Surely what im trying to do must be possible, right?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:51 AM

when you right click and go to properties...under settings....where it shows the 2 screens....theres a tab that says "Use this device as the primary monitor"... once that is checked off on the other screen, most of the functions that are normally loading on the main one are now loading on the 2nd one....just need a function like that for these aps to say 'go to primary, or secondary"...but HOW

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

/?What are the programs you are trying to get to load on specific monitors? Like broni said. If I drag Firefox to one monitor in windowed mode and put MS Word in another if I close the programs then re-open them they open on the same monitors they were closed on. I have a Geforce 9500 Using DVI.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:09 AM

What about if your system crashes?

im trying to make sure in the event the computer crashes and needs to be restarted, the necessary applications will load in the proper screens without having to do it by hand






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