Multiple Monitor Window placement

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traycerb
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Multiple Monitor Window placement

Postby traycerb » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 am

Is there some way to decide where the Everything window shows up, esp in multi-monitor setups? Currently it defaults to last position, which is generally fine, but in a multiple monitor setup can feel unexpected sometimes.

I also use a launcher app (keypirinha), and it has a nice set of options to determine placement in this setting. Here is an except from its config help about its options (mouse_monitor is what I like):
# * auto:
# When displayed, the window will always appear on the primary monitor,
# horizontally centered, with a width proportional to the monitor size

# * monitor_1, monitor_2, ...:
# Same as 'auto' but allows to specify which monitor to use.

# * active_monitor:
# Same as 'auto' except that window will be displayed on the same monitor
# than the currently active application.

# * mouse_monitor:
# Same as 'auto' except that window will be displayed on the same monitor
# than the mouse pointer.

# * mouse_pos:
# The window will be positioned according to the coordinates of the mouse
# pointer. If the default size of the window is too big, the window might be
# moved and/or resized according to its functional constraints.

# * persistent:
# stores window's geometry (position and size) so it can be
# restored the next time it is displayed, even after a restart.

NotNull
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Re: Multiple Monitor Window placement

Postby NotNull » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:02 pm

Why not use the <Win - Shift - Left> and <Win - Shift - Right> key combinations to move a program's window to the next monitor?
(Assuming Windows 10)

traycerb
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Re: Multiple Monitor Window placement

Postby traycerb » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:05 am

well, moving the window is possible, but frankly its usually easier to just glance over at the window.

however, my attention is already usually on the screen where the mouse is, so popping on that window is more natural. Again, its a minor convenience issue, but having used the feature in a similar program, I do miss that workflow.

NotNull
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Re: Multiple Monitor Window placement

Postby NotNull » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Now I get it. Thought it was for situations where you disconnected the second monitor and the program's window was out of sight. This really sounds like a useful feature (not that I need it personally ..). Should be build-in Windows functionality (like property of shortcuts)
Thanks for explaining!

void
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Re: Multiple Monitor Window placement

Postby void » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:47 am

I like the idea of active_monitor / mouse_monitor / mouse_pos and a persistent window position setting.

...added to my TODO list.

Thanks for the suggestion.


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