Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a simple solution to force my Windows XP machine to open a program on this monitor where I see the desktop shortcut?

share|improve this question

The UltraMon utility has this functionality.

The shortcuts can be accessed from the UltraMon menu, or as standard desktop shortcuts.

share|improve this answer

One trick is to uncheck "extend my display" to your second monitor, open the program, and then recheck "extend my display". It will force it onto the primary monitor. You might need to try restarting/disconnecting in between the checks. Unfortunately, if you want it on the other screen, bwall's solution may be the best. XP is kinda bad for dual monitors. Windows 7 has a pretty decent success with 'remembering' where you put the windows last, but for XP it decides at the tip of a hat it seems. =(

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .