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Triggers: Execute move-window only works on main monitor

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eusi
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Hey all,

My setup: 2 monitors.
Idea: when opening Chrome, it should positioned on the second monitor at the top.
Implementation: Via a Trigger (Window Created, OncePerWindow, Chrome-process, Run-Function LoadProfile "Chrome" that includes the correct position)

Problem: It only works, when I am opening Chrome from the main monitor (e.g. via desktop icon or start-menu).
Since my second monitor also has a taskbar with apps like Chrome, I want to start Chrome also from there. But when I do so, nothing happens, the trigger got not triggered.

Side fact: If I open Chrome via 2nd monitor and move it manually to main monitor, all of a sudden, the trigger got fired.

Question in short:
Do I need to enable something that triggers also get recognized on external monitor?

Thanks,
eusi
14 days ago (modified 14 days ago)  • #1
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Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)
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Hi Eusi,

Strange, instead of trying to load the position profile, can you try to use the "Move Window to Specific Size and Location" action, and see how that works?

Thanks!
12 days ago  • #2
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eusi
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Hi Owen, thanks for your answer!

I already tried this at beginning. However I guess the issue is the trigger "Window Created" that is obviously not recognized on my second monitor

I played around with the triggers and the "Window Focused" seems to work! Maybe this one is less efficient than the other one, but I hope it will never be "feel-able"
12 days ago  • #3
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Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)
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Hi Eusi,

If you right click the pinned chrome icon on your secondary monitor and click "edit this pinned item", is "Force Application to start on same monitor as taskbar" checked off? This setting will override any trigger setting and may be causing the issue.

Thanks!
10 days ago  • #4
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eusi
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Quote:
... is "Force Application to start on same monitor as taskbar" checked off?

It is checked right now.
So it needs to be unchecked?

Thanks in advance!
10 days ago  • #5
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Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)
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Hi Eusi,

Correct, if you uncheck it, does the trigger work?

Thanks!
6 days ago  • #6
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eusi
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Hi again,

no, not really. Actually it is even worse now. Since I have played around the trigger again, now the "Window Focused" does not work any longer for Thunderbird, even it worked before...

Is there a cache or something similar that can be deleted?

If I can make it work again with "Window Focused", I will not touch at any time again - never touch a running system

Greetings
eusi
6 days ago  • #7
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Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)
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Hi Eusi,

That's really strange, I can't seem to reproduce any similar issue on my system. I'm going to attach a trigger I'm currently using that's working on my system. Could you try to copy the settings and see if it fires off chrome? I'm also running 9.7.2 beta 2.

Thanks!
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