Extended Display - Desktop Icons on Left SCreen

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
On Windows 7 I have set up Extended Display with additional monitor on the left.
Now the desktop icons appear on the monitor on the left.
Is there any way to keep them on the main screen which is on the right?
Question by:harris9999
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stergium earned 2000 total points
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hello. you can set as the default screen the right monitor by selecting it and checking the use as main screen  in the screen properties tab

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ID: 34134971
The right screen is already set as the main screen.  It has the taskbar etc.
Have got icons on right screen now by disabling Auto Arrange and just dragging them to the right screen.
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Possibly you could look at Iconoid http://www.sillysot.com/

Note that Iconoid will treat both screens as one extra large screen.

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