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Dual Screen Force Game to 2nd Screen

By mcobbs
Mar 17, 2006
  1. I have a dual screen setup, and I want to force a game to open on the secondary screen. Is this possible. The game is fullscreen only, so there is no window to drag to the other screen. Is there a command switch that can control which screen it opens on??

    P4 3.6Ghz Windows XP SP2
    2 GB Ram
    ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB PCI-E
    2- 20" Dell Digital Flat Panels
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can always set the currently secondary screen as primary & move your icons & taskbar around.
     
  3. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    As Didou said you can change what screen your programs opening then that only thing would be that all of your programs would then open on the second monitor, including one that you may not want over there. Although as long as they aren't full screen programs they would be able to be dragged back to the other monitor.
     
  4. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Get a program called Ultramon, it allows you to move things across the screen and to change were a program is open in (monitor 1 or 2),

    Dan
     
  5. hay guys been a while
    i really hate to ask a question in a thread but it seems to be the best place so far

    i need to know the other way
    how to make bf2 open on a dual screen setup?
    my 2 monitors span perfectly up to and to include the
    battlefeild 2 title
    but then kicks to only one(primary) screen
    i'm only using nvidias nview desktop software
    and have not attempted any 3rd party
    so if some one could help me i'd really appreciate it

    amd 64 3200@2.4Mhz
    1.5gb ram
    gfx 5700ve video card
    catalina sound card
    saitek x52,logitech g15,mx610,momo
    e-d 3d glasses,naturalpoints irtracker,voice buddy recognition
    usb headset w mike
    old 21" hyunda monitor and 20" ezc at 1024x768
    winxp pro 32bit

    thaxs steyr223
     
  6. mcobbs

    mcobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    OK, I downloaded the trial of Ultramon. It's great. I was trying to force halo 1 onto the 2nd monitor. Even when I used ultramon, it didn't work. But the program gave me enough control, I made the second monitor my primary, I can control which other programs open on which screen, I can easily flip the programs from one screen to another. Ultramon is great! Anyway for some reason, Halo has to run on the primary monitor.

    Thanks for the help, I suppose we could close this post.
     
  7. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Just curious since you say you download the trial home much is the full version, and is the trial a limited time thing or do you just not get all the bells and whistles the full version comes with?
     
  8. mcobbs

    mcobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter

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