Which Monitor to Open LC In
paul at livecode.org
Tue Feb 23 13:24:24 EST 2021
Sorry, I should have explained more, but I answered just before shutting my Mac down for the night. I’m still on Catalina (10.15.7), but this type of control doesn’t usually change too much if it’s still there.
To check Spaces, go to System Preferences, open Mission Control and check which shortcut is assigned to "Show Deskto"p, it’s usually F3 by default. I prefer “Group windows by application” to be off, but that’s just my choice.
Now press the F3 key to open the Spaces view (depending on your keyboard settings, you may need to press both the fn key and F3 to access Spaces). If you haven’t set any extra desktops before you will see “Desktop 1” for the main monitor and “Desktop 2” for the secondary monitor at the tops of the screens. Now move the mouse pointer to the grey bar at the top and you should see a “+” appear at the right hand side, click on the “+” to add a third Desktop, you don’t have to use this, but it will allow you to assign apps to specific desktop views. Close the view by clicking on any of the open windows or press F3 again.
Now you can right click on the Dock Icon for LC and choose the option to assign it to "Desktop on Display 1”, or whichever you prefer.
If you wish to remove any extra Desktops, press F3 then place the mouse pointer over a Desktop thumbnail in the top bar and a circle with an X will appear, click on that to remove the Desktop. Once you have removed any excess Desktops and you are down to Desktop 1 and 2, you will lose the option to assign applications to a particular display, I’m not sure what the logic of this is, but that’s how it goes.
> On 22Feb, 2021, at 9:52 PM, Roger Guay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hmmm, I don’t have that option!?? I’m using LC 9.6.1 in OS 11.2 What is your config?
> Thanks Paul!
>> On Feb 22, 2021, at 8:48 PM, Paul Hibbert via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Right-click (ctrl-click) on the LC icon in the dock and choose “Options” then select “Assign to Desktop on Display 1”, should do it.
>>> On 22Feb, 2021, at 7:47 PM, Roger Guay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> I have a MBP with an external monitor. Does anybody know how to force LC to open on the internal display and not the external? It suddenly switched on me and I can’t figure out why or how to control it. BTW, the external monitor is arranged to be above the MBP display.
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