Is there a way to make spotlight always open in the primary display? I went through the options for spotlight and display options and there doesn't seem to be a place for that in the normal settings.

Using Yosemite

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Spotlight is controlled by Dock. Spotlight will therefore be displayed on the display your Dock is set to. I suggest setting up your dock on the right/leftmost side of your main display.

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    dock is already on my main display but if the focus is on the right display, opening the spotlight (cmd + space) will open on the right display.
    – adantj
    Jun 16, 2016 at 22:44

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