Force DVR software to run as window OR to favour specific display
Posted on 2009-07-06
I have a client who has a video capture card which is hooked up to several cctv cameras which she uses to monitor her bar. She has a Windows XP SP3 computer hooked up to dual monitors in extended display mode.
In essence, she wants the DVR software on the secondary screen, and her normal desktop on the primary display. The problem is that the DVR software that came with her capture card is a bit borky, and it will only run in fullscreen. Without the ability to run in window mode its impossible to move the application to the secondary display, which is a big pain in the ass in terms of the computers usuability whilst being used for recording. I am wondering whether it is possible to tell the app to favour the secondary display when opening, essentially negating the window requirement (should it be not attainable).
I have tried -window trick to no avail. I have also tried to use some abstract little third party application which is supposed to force it which also failed (sorry, not sure of what this was called just now).
The only other options i can think of it to get another cheap computer and dedicate it to the DVR but i would prefer if i could get a simpler cheaper solution. We are happy to consider using a different application for recording/monitoring the cameras.