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Dialog Boxes appear on wrong monitor with Multiple Monitors Windows 7

Posted on 2014-09-10
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When  a dialog box pops up, it rarely opens on the same screen as the item that gave rise to it - Even after I drag the dialog box/alert to the screen I want it to appear on.

So, for example -  I’m frequently working on outlook on the first screen (with the tool bar at the bottom, but the dialog boxes open on the third screen even though I keep dragging them to the first screen. It would be logical for them to open on the screen that gave rise to them.

The screens seem to lack logical coordination in this way. Can anything be done?
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I have to admit to having encountered this issue as well.  I've been told if I consistently close the window on one monitor, the dialog boxes will open on the same screen again.  (So far, no such luck.)

I haven't found a built-in solution.

I've seen third party products like UltraMon and DisplayFusion which are suppose to provide control over where windows pop-up, but I haven't actually tried either product.  (The DisplayFusion webpage, for example, claims: "You can have all windows from the selected application open on the specified monitor [...]")
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