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Topic # 24161 16-Jul-2008 18:27
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I have two monitors hooked up to my XP PC, one's a standard LCD on my desk, the other's a big LCD TV on my wall. I don't have the wall mounted TV on all the time. Firefox has started appearing on the TV every time it's started, which is annoying as I have to turn it on and off all the time.

I've tried opening firefox, moving it to the primary monitor, and closing it. I tried opening 3 instances, moving them all, then closing them all. Nothing works.

Does anyone know how to make firefox appear on my main monitor? Everything else appears in the right place!




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  Reply # 148588 16-Jul-2008 18:41
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Reduce firefox from full screen,move it to the monitor you want it to appear on. Close firefox. Don't make it full screen before closing. Then open and make fullscreen and your away.



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  Reply # 148615 16-Jul-2008 19:53
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That worked perfectly, thanks! So simple when you know how :)




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  Reply # 148764 17-Jul-2008 09:51
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I also found this on google groups (go usenet)

http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.support.firefox/browse_thread/thread/d096cf4f366f3093
Drag it over to where you want it to open next press the shift key and the
red x to close the window. Reopen and it's where it was when you closed it.



But it didn't work.  Maybe 3.1 due this week? will fix that.  It only seems to recall what screen it was closed on when no in full screen mode.

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  Reply # 148768 17-Jul-2008 10:10
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the "shift-close" is the Windows behaviour, not really the application's behaviour. It is a trigger to windows desktop manager to control what window to appear where since its last port (display) of call. AND if a window was in full-display, then it won't register the save-reference.

I doubt this technique will work on Mac or Linux though, as I have only know this works with Windows.




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I assume that you use the wall-lcd for movies and the like?

the other way to do it is to configure it as a full-screen video device.

most Nvidia cards do this (i don't know about ATI) so you don't actually have it as part of the desktop but when you play a video the card sends it directly to the tv.

it works quite well and has a bit of Brag factor to impress your friends with too!




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  Reply # 148944 17-Jul-2008 18:39
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How would I configure it as a video device? I sometime run slideshows on it that are exe files, so I probably need it as part of my desktop.




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  Reply # 148951 17-Jul-2008 18:48
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firefox 3.1 does it the same way.

Slideshows on web via exe.  ummm flash might give ya best results.
Unless your doing screen casts or lectures.



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  Reply # 148953 17-Jul-2008 18:57
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I'm a professional photographer, I use software called Proshow Gold to do full screen high res slideshows for my customers, done as exe files sent to the TV at native resolution. Flash can't compare, and what's a 50MB exe is a 2GB mpeg4 video.




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