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Windows 8.1 & dual monitor running apps question

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December 16, 2013 7:22:57 PM

Is is possible to do this in Windows 8.1? Running 2 different apps in 2 monitors? I've tried all settings and when I click on a apps, it just ran on my main monitor, the only way to run apps in my 2nd monitor is to display only 2nd monitor, but then Windows 8.1 mess up with my shortcuts/icons on my desktop. Is there anyway to solve this?

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December 16, 2013 7:51:27 PM

michaelbr said:
Is is possible to do this in Windows 8.1? Running 2 different apps in 2 monitors? I've tried all settings and when I click on a apps, it just ran on my main monitor, the only way to run apps in my 2nd monitor is to display only 2nd monitor, but then Windows 8.1 mess up with my shortcuts/icons on my desktop. Is there anyway to solve this?


Well, I have never used multiple monitors myself, but this is what I would try in your situation.
1. Get the two apps so they are divided down the middle of your screen, or as close as you can
2. Hold the Windows Key and press "P"
3. Select "Extend"

I don't know if it will work, but in theory it will put half on one screen, and half on the other.

I hope that helps!
If not, I've got a few other ideas.

DonQuixoteMC
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December 17, 2013 6:56:13 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:

Well, I have never used multiple monitors myself, but this is what I would try in your situation.
1. Get the two apps so they are divided down the middle of your screen, or as close as you can
2. Hold the Windows Key and press "P"
3. Select "Extend"

I don't know if it will work, but in theory it will put half on one screen, and half on the other.

I hope that helps!
If not, I've got a few other ideas.

DonQuixoteMC

Thanks for your suggestion, it's not exactly what I have in mind, but at least solved partially my problem, you have to set your 2nd monitor as Extended as suggested, then on your main screen, run the apps that you want on your 2nd screen, then drag the apps to your 2nd monitor, so you have to run your apps first in your main screen and drag it to your 2nd. I'm not sure if there's another "easier" solution.
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December 18, 2013 7:26:49 AM

Gotcha. Yeah, I think that's the way to do it (The way you said).

Glad I could kind of help :p 




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