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when i open task manager it opens on my other screen

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    when i open task manager it opens on my other screen


    Hi for some reason my task manager opens on my other screen i have tried to move it and minimize and maximize to the task bar in order to fix it but it still opens on my other screen, how can i fix this is wired as i never put it there it just started doing it.

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You might right click the desktop and select "Screen Resolution". You can see one of the monitors shows a window open and possibly a blue outline. That is the primary display and it sounds like you need to reset yours to the correct monitor.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    it says the one i want it to be on is the correct monitor i don't no what and how it happened any way to fix it? besides using the windows + arrow key to move it if my screen is not on lol.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    On my system, the task manager will open on the monitor it was closed on. I can't think of anything else to adjust.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Huh maybe my roommate closed it over there and now its just stuck on that screen i have tried everything to get it back oh well i will just live with it.
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    Try this: make taskmanager active, then push Shift+Win+Arrow (right or left, depends where you want to move it to).
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by WimAbbenhuis View Post
    Try this: make taskmanager active, then push Shift+Win+Arrow (right or left, depends where you want to move it to).
    This works at least i can get it on my screen without having to turn my other monitor on all the time i still wish i new why it wont stick on my main monitor.
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when i open task manager it opens on my other screen
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