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Some applications won't move between MAC displays

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I have this really annoying problem with  my mac: I can move some applications between displays but not others.

For example Chrome and my editor moves just fine, but SQL developer will not.

I have tried re-sizing the SQLdeveloper to no avail. Re-sizing did work for Chrome.

I work with a different physical screen at home than I do at work and what I also find is I can move applications at work which I cannot move at home.  If it matters, at work I have two external displays and at home just one.
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Try resizing the window not to be full screen and see is you can move it then resize to full screen.
Some application are "aware" so even if they are in full screen mode, they can "downshift" and be moved, some applications... Can not.

When you say resize, check whether the SQL developer has a config that sets where its display is set.
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by:Christopher Schene
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This is a bit strange: At my office I can move SQL developer between windows but at home I cannot.

At the office I am using HDMI connections and at home I am using the old VGA type connection.

Would that make any difference?

I did try resizing to no avail.
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by:arnold
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The connection method would not cause this issue.
Resolution between displays? Size of window prior to your attempt to move it?

Try to size it fairly small  100x100 pixels (3x3 inches) and see if you can move it between the screens.

Double check that you did not pin this application to the one display.
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by:Christopher Schene
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"Double check that you did not pin this application to the one display."

I didn't even know this was possible. How do I check this?
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Look at the display preference pane, arrangement see whether you set this application to only show up in the one screen.  When you try to move the display to another screen, what happens? does it jump back, or it never lets you move it at all. i.e. if you size it can you move it within the single screen?
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by:Christopher Schene
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I think it was (1) a re-sizing problem and (2) In some case the application I was trying to move was behind (underneath) another window.

I hate that characteristics of MAC: in windows the window that has focus will be on top unless another application has the "Always on top" option set. I recall I used to do that when I did windows programming.
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