Windows 10: Two monitors set up but apps always open on 2nd monitor which I don't always use

Discus and support Two monitors set up but apps always open on 2nd monitor which I don't always use in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have set up two screens for Windows. 1 is my main screen and 2 additional. Whenever I open an app from Screen 1 it opens on screen 2 which is not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RachelTurley, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Two monitors set up but apps always open on 2nd monitor which I don't always use


    I have set up two screens for Windows.


    1 is my main screen and 2 additional.


    Whenever I open an app from Screen 1 it opens on screen 2 which is not the main one.


    How can I get it to open on Screen 1 - I dont always use screen 2.

    :)
     
    RachelTurley, Aug 12, 2019
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  2. Dawn G. Win User

    Dual monitor issue - every window on app on 2nd monitor opens on 1st monitor

    Help! I am running 2 apps simultaneously, one on the primary monitor and one on the 2nd monitor. The app on the primary monitor is fine. The problem I'm having is that the app on the 2nd monitor does not work on there. It will not stay there or operate
    there. It opens on the primary monitor. That part is no big deal because I just drag it to the 2nd monitor. However, every time I click to view a new page, the new page opens on the primary monitor, completely blocking my view of the primary monitor. When
    the app is open on the 2nd monitor, why does each page click on it open up on the 2nd monitor? Why does it keep opening up on the primary monitor? It is very frustrating and counter productive to drag every single page/window back to the 2nd monitor. I
    might as well not have a 2nd monitor!! What can I do to keep this from happening? It completely negates having a 2nd monitor if each page click within the app won't stay there! Any help is welcome. I'm using Windows 10.
     
    Dawn G., Aug 12, 2019
    #2
  3. 2nd monitor problems

    Hi,





    Have you checked your Display settings? If not, we recommend that you follow the steps below:



    • Right click on the open space of the desktop screen.
    • Select Display settings.
    • Under Display tab, click Identify to know which monitor is having the issue.
    • Once you have identified the monitor, select the monitor you are getting issue’s with.
    • Drag the bar to the left side if the resolution is magnified to more 100% in
      Change the size of text, apps, and other items.
    • Click Apply to save the changes.


    If issue still persists, we recommend that you check the monitor setting and set it up to default. For more information or assistance with your monitor settings, you can contact the device’s manufacturer.



    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Jarius Tol, Aug 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Two monitors set up but apps always open on 2nd monitor which I don't always use

    Windows 10- Display on 2 monitors and use independently by mving App from one monitor to 2nd Monitor

    Hi

    I wan t to open Word on one monitor, then open Excel and move to 2nd Monitor, so I can see both independently on 2 screen Monitors.

    How do I do this. Cheers
     
    VinoDullab, Aug 12, 2019
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