Using hot corners with dual monitors

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OdduWon, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

    OdduWon

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    Does anyone know how to get hot corners to work on dual displays? I had a monitor plugged into my MBP 2.5ghz and after changing the relative location of the monitor in display settings, left of main screen to top of main screen, the lower left corner would allow me to access Expose for the applications in the current monitor, instead of exposing all application windows on both screens. This feature is very helpful though I cannot repeat it. Is there a certain orientation of the monitors that will allow each screen to have it's own hot corners functioning for that screen of was this just a fluke?

    it would be nice to be working on one screen and watching a movie on the other without the movie expose ing when I only want to expose the applications/windows on the monitor who's corner I accessed.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    It was a fluke, there are only 4 hot corners. The bottom left and top left of the left screen and the bottom right and the top right of the right screen
     
  3. OdduWon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    OdduWon

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    Are you sure? It seemed to have worked on both screens until I changed the orientation. I think I had the top left corner of my MBP set next to the bottom right corner of my secondary monitor. Even if this was a fluke, don't you think this would be a useful feature? I think having a secondary menu bar would also be helpful, that way you could use your dual monitors a little more like if you had two computers. Just a thought, what do you all think?

    am I mistaken or if I was working in Windows I would have as many "menu" bars as I had application windows. Perhaps this is one of the few drawbacks of the stationary menu bar of OSX. Comments...
     

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