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I recently set up a 2-monitor set up. When I game, I have a couch and a TV. Across the room there is a little monitor with a more work like with it's own mouse and keyboard for, well, work. Since I can't see the TV when using the work monitor, I would like to make it so that if a program is started from the TV's desktop, (which is the primary display), it opens on the TV and if I open something on the small work monitor it opens on the work monitor as opposed to the primary TV where everything opens now by default.

How can I do that?

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What is happening now? – soandos Aug 8 '11 at 1:43
If I open a program on the secondary monitor, the window will open on the primary monitor, which is my problem. – SaxSalute Aug 8 '11 at 1:57

You are going to have to obtain third party programs.

I recommend Display Fusion.

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I started the 30 day trial of it and I see how to force certain apps to open on certain sides but not how to make apps open on whatever side the icon was clicked on. – SaxSalute Aug 8 '11 at 2:08 - best $40 i ever spent.

Right click on the icon, properties and you can do all sorts of fancy things, including turning on and of monitors when you start/exit programs. Good for gaming.

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Ultramon provides exactly the functionality you are describing. Shortcuts (Icons) can be customized to launch their applications on a specific monitor. – Fopedush Nov 9 '12 at 20:14

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