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How do you separate programs for dual Monitors?

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One of my Physicians has 2- 22" monitors and wants to have his PACS on one of them and his other programs on the other.  Everytime we go to open his PACS web site it opens in both monitors.  I called Dell and they said I needed to train it and to keep dragging the window back to the other monitor, after 5-6 times to shut down the system and that should take care of it.  This has not worked.  Any suggestions?
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I use dual monitors and have my email and another network program we use open on one, and my other programs open on the other. When I first set up the second monitor, I had to move my email over to that monitor and then close it on that monitor. When I opened my email, it opened on the second monitor...which is where I wanted it to open.

Try moving the site to the monitor you want it to be displayed, let it sit there for a minute, and then close the window. Then open the site again and see if it stays on the screen you want it to be on.

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This did not work.

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Do you have desktop icons on both monitors or just one?

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Both
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This does not make any difference, I have tried to open the programs and pull them over to the 2nd monitor and close using the shift key, but it still opens in the 1st monitor.  Any other suggestions?

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Have you extended the desktop to the second monitor so that your icons are now showing on monitor 1? You shouldn't have to use the shift key to close the window. Just drag it over to the second monitor and close it on the second monitor. Have you tried it with any other program or window?

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The icons that we are using are web driven icons, would this have any effect on why they are not sticking?  In other words we go to a website and create a shortcut for our desktop.

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Creating an internet shortcut on the desktop is fine. However, if you are dragging those icons to the second monitor they will not be there after a restart. Regardless of the icon, you should be able to just open the window on monitor 1, drag it to monitor 2, close it on monitor 2, and then open the window again, and it should open on monitor 2.

If you have correctly extended the desktop onto monitor 2, all of the icons you have will show on monitor 1. The start menu and taskbar will also be on monitor one only.

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We have the monitors set up with extended mode checked and they still are not opening the programs like we have "trained" them to do.
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