Windows 10: How can I make a program open on the monitor I open it from.

Discus and support How can I make a program open on the monitor I open it from. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; For example both my monitors have the same taskbar. I want to open chrome on my first monitor then move my cursor to the second monitor and when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/robstersgaming, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. How can I make a program open on the monitor I open it from.


    For example both my monitors have the same taskbar. I want to open chrome on my first monitor then move my cursor to the second monitor and when I click chrome on the second monitor a new chrome instance of chrome opens on the second monitor rather than it opening on the first. Currently doing that just opens both chrome instances on my first monitor and I have to manually drag it over. I am looking for a way that can do this for almost every program.

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    /u/robstersgaming, Nov 23, 2020
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  2. Erika Aro Win User

    Open a Program on any Monitor where I open at?

    Hi,

    Regardless of how many monitors are set up on a computer, one main display is allowed. For your security, we cannot offer any third-party applications that are not approved by Microsoft.

    Alternatively, you can follow the steps below on how can an application open in a specific monitor:

    • Open an application, then drag it to the monitor you want it to open.
    • Restore down the application (window mode). To do so, press the Windows
      key + the Arrow down key on your keyboard.
    • Close the application by clicking the X mark icon.
    • Relaunch the application to confirm.

    Note that this workaround may or may not work for all applications.

    Feel free to post back if you need further assistance.
     
    Erika Aro, Nov 23, 2020
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  3. Opening programs on a twin monitor setup

    Hi,

    To further assist you, we suggest for you to follow these steps:

    • Hover to the open application on the taskbar.
    • You'll get a miniature Preview screen of the said application.
    • Hover your mouse over the Preview screen.
    • Right click on Restore.
    • Re-hover over the same Preview screen.
    • Right click on Move.
    • Use the arrow keys to move the application on your desired screen/position.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    PreciousLeb, Nov 23, 2020
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  4. How can I make a program open on the monitor I open it from.

    Set specific programs to open on the 2nd Monitor

    Hi,

    As of yet, there is no specific option that allows you to set certain programs to open on a specified display monitor. Programs open on whichever display monitor is chosen as the main monitor.

    For advanced troubleshooting, we suggest that you post your query in our
    TechNet forums
    where we have experts who are more knowledgeable regarding the matter.

    Let us know how else we can help.
     
    Patricia Yu, Nov 23, 2020
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