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New Window Location / Turning Off Monitor / Moving apps to Active Monitor

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soyo
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Hello. First of all, great software you have here!!! I tried it yesterday for the first time, and pretty impressed.

With that said, I wanted to ask you couple questions.

1. Can I set some option, so that all my new windows that I will open(programs, explorer, whatever that would be) will open in the monitor I will choose? I want all of my programs to open at my main monitor, but some open on my secondary monitor. I know that it's due to Windows remembering where the previous instance was closed, but anyways, would like it to always by default show on my main monitor.

2. When I turn off (by monitor button) the secondary monitor, I still have windows on that monitor, and I also can move my mouse there. Is there some option I can set in display fusion, so that once I turn off one of the monitors, all the windows that were there will be moved to the still active monitor, and also my mouse cursor possible area will be shrunk to only the active monitor?

It would be great if I could set it like that!

Take care
Adam
Oct 20, 2011 (modified Oct 21, 2011)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your vote to the feature request for #1.

Regarding #2, if Windows still thinks the monitor is enabled, there's not much that can be done, but there are a couple of features in DisplayFusion that you could use to workaround the issue:
  • Use the Monitor Configuration and Profiles feature to create a profile with the second monitor enabled, and another profile with the second monitor disabled, then you can switch between theme easily using custom HotKeys or TitleBar Buttons.
  • Set a key combination on the "Move all windows to the current monitor" HotKey. This way if the second monitor is turned off but still enabled, you can use the key combination to have all of your applications move to the monitor that has the mouse cursor currently on it.
Hope that helps!
Oct 21, 2011  • #2
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soyo
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I've added your vote to the feature request for #1.

Hey!

Sorry for the late response.

That's great to hear anyways. I think many guys would appriciate an option like that if possible to set.

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Regarding #2, if Windows still thinks the monitor is enabled, there's not much that can be done, but there are a couple of features in DisplayFusion that you could use to workaround the issue:
  • Use the Monitor Configuration and Profiles feature to create a profile with the second monitor enabled, and another profile with the second monitor disabled, then you can switch between theme easily using custom HotKeys or TitleBar Buttons.
  • Set a key combination on the "Move all windows to the current monitor" HotKey. This way if the second monitor is turned off but still enabled, you can use the key combination to have all of your applications move to the monitor that has the mouse cursor currently on it.
Hope that helps!

In the end it didn't became such a big issue. I usually have both monitors turned on all the time, so...
Dec 25, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, thanks for the feedback!
Dec 28, 2011  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Just wanted to follow-up and let you know that in the latest DisplayFusion Beta versions, you can now create a Window Location rule using a wildcard (i.e. *.*), so that the rule will apply to all programs. You can then set the rule to have them open on the selected monitor, and all programs that open should get moved by that rule.

Thanks!
Aug 2, 2012  • #5
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