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User Account Control with Dual monitors

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Professional

    User Account Control with Dual monitors


    I just bought myself a new 20" monitor for gaming, and I have assigned my old monitor as a secondary display, and I have Windows set to extend the desktop to the second LCD monitor.
    So I can now game on the one, and have other things open on the second screen.
    This is working great, but I was wondering if there was any way to force Windows to open the UAC confirmation dialogue on the screen I launch the application on?
    I tried disabling "User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation" in Security Policies to see if that would help, but no luck.
    I know it's a minor annoyance and probably like that for a good reason, but having to move my mouse over to my primary display just to allow UAC elevation can be a pain.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello blueeagle,

    If you like, you could set your new display to be the main display to have the UAC prompt open on it by default.

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User Account Control with Dual monitors
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