Two monitor problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by louiek, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. louiek macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    When I'm at work I use an external monitor with my Powerbook. Unfortunately, there are some applications I've found (excel and google earth so far) that remember the co-ordinates of their windows when they've been shut down. So when I get home and try to open them up, they're still placed on the second monitor. I can see them through expose' with "view all windows" but I can't move them. Is there some way, maybe through terminal or plist editor, that I can move them because I'm getting sick of having to hook up my Powerbook to my TV so I can drag some windows back to the laptop.

    many thanks.
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried going into System Preferences and "Detect(ing) Displays?" Does that not work? Try it with Excel open, maybe?
     
  3. louiek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Tobefirst, I tried that but no luck.
    Now that I try to reproduce the problem with excel, it's not consistantly flakey, seems to depend how far down the bottom monitor (I have one above the other) I put the panes. Google earth does it reproducibly, if I close it while the window is on the lower monitor, I can't get to that window when I only have the laptop.
     

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