Help my computer remember program locations with dual-monitor setup.
October 25, 2010 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Dual-monitor setup and saving preference settings?

My laptop at work recently bricked (boo!) but it lead to getting a new dual-monitor setup (yay!). I'm using my laptop screen for Lotus Notes and my external monitor for all other programs (Firefox, Excel, Acrobat, etc).

My preference is to have all non-Lotus Notes programs open up on the external monitor (and hopefully with their window maximized). I can't find a way to do this and constantly have to resize those programs that open on the monitor screen, drag to the external monitor and then maximize them.

posted by Twicketface to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There was a program called ZMover that I used in the past to do this. There might be some free alternatives out there as well.
posted by ajackson at 11:57 AM on October 25, 2010

Windowpad, an extension for Autohotkey, is how I solved this problem.

Customizable hot-keys instantaneously send a window to a particular pre-set place on your monitor. They can be triggered automatically whenever a particular application opens. (Will require a little light coding to get the exact set-up you want.)
posted by foursentences at 12:13 PM on October 25, 2010

Best answer: If you're using Windows 7, it implements a subset of the Windowpad hotkeys to quickly move and resize windows on separate monitors:

GeekNewb: Get to Know These Windows 7 Hotkeys
posted by meowzilla at 1:20 PM on October 25, 2010

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