Friday, May 22, 2009

DevTnT 5 - Multiple Monitors in Remote Session

We regularly use two monitors at our customer's site, and remote desktop at home or in the office. Some applications, which persistently remember the window location will be hidden on startup because they are off the screen.

The question: how to move one or more window(s) onto the screen? There are several solutions:

  • If you are using Windows XP, you can CTRL+left click on more than one taskbar button, then right click on one of the selected taskbar buttons to cascade, tile, etc.
  • Select the application in the taskbar, ALT+SPACE, "m" (for move) and then hold down the right arrow until the desired window appears in the current window.
  • Disable the second display when you are remoted in and then re-enable it when you get back to the customer. It's not many clicks: show desktop - right-click - properties - display - screen two - uncheck "extend desktop" - Ok.

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