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How to stop applications spanning on two screens

Discussion in 'Software' started by michael78, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Got a strange problem with an XP based PC with dual monitors. Every time the user clicks to maximise an application it spans the two screens. All other PC's with two screens only maximises on one screen which is what we want. Looked in the ATI control software and can't see anything in there to turn this option off or ajust it. Any ideas much appreciated...:biggrin
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    right-click on the desktop, and go into the resolution settings tab. there should be a tickbox on the second monitor settings to expand the desktop onto this monitor. tick (or untick) it. That should sort it.

    Im being vague, but im not at work, and dont have dual setup at home.
     
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  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    For clarification:-

    • Right-click desktop
    • Navigate to Properties
    • Go to Settings tab
    • Select which monitor you require in the top pane
    • Untick expand my windows desktop on this monitor

    ATI's control panel sometimes superseeds this though - so be sure to check through these additional settings too!

    :)

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  4. flounder10

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    Wouldn't this then just replicate the first monitor onto the second screen. That tickbox you are referring to just asks if you want to extend the desktop (dual monitor) or just mirror the first monitor. Unsure how to stop the problem in hand though :(
     
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  5. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Guys sorry might not of explained it well but the monitors are fine and the desktop is expanded onto two monitors. The problem is with applications. Everyone else who maximises applications with this setup the application opens full screen on one screen so it a sense they can have outlook open on one screen and word open on another screen. What is happening though is that when he maximises outlook it opens over both screens.
     
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  6. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Gotcha - try this then:-

    • Check that the resolutions on both monitors are the same.
    • Set your primary monitor is set correctly (this is what specifies where an application maximises to)
    • Check ATI's settings for any conflicts.

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  7. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Found what it was. It's only happening in Citrix programs so it's his profile and not his display settings.
     
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