How to keep installation windows at the non-primary monitor the user has moved them to?
Posted on 2014-09-29
In a dual (or multi-) monitor setup, I as a user often do the following:
- Start an installer.
- Drag the window to the secondary screen, so I could let the install run and see its status while continuing to work on the primary screen.
- Jump forward in installation wizard steps and finally let the installer run until it is finished.
=> In most (if not all) cases, when I jump to a next step in the wizard or at least when it actually starts doing the installation and pops up additional status/query windows, either the wizard itself or the additional windows it opens pop up in the middle of the primary monitor, instead of on the secondary screen where I'd want them.
This problem happens also with our own installer that we develop ourselves (with InstallShield) and I don't know how to fix it. So main question is: If and how would it be possible to ensure that dialogs and wizard windows during installation stay on the screen the user has dragged them to?
Any ideas would be appreciated!