Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Dialog Boxes appear on wrong monitor with Multiple Monitors Windows 7

Posted on 2014-09-10
1
Medium Priority
?
1,027 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-22
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?
0
Comment
Question by:computerlarry
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Weissler earned 1500 total points
ID: 40317104
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 [...]")
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

782 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question