Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 62
    windows 10

    Dual screens (cant drag windows)


    I have a secondary screen set up for movies or whatever while I play games and other things, there is a problem with dragging any program screen over to the secondary screen. For some reason when I try to drag it over it will just get stuck on the side of the screen and go half or quarter screen rather than breaking through to the other side. Is there a way for me to make it so I can still half and quarter screen but if I keep on pushing it, it will go on through to the second screen? or just make it so I can bring it to the second screen without the snapping?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Do you have the two monitors plugged into your graphics card? Perhaps they're plugged in the wrong order, try switching them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 62
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Do you have the two monitors plugged into your graphics card? Perhaps they're plugged in the wrong order, try switching them.
    that wouldnt prevent me from dragging the window over.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,141
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    that wouldnt prevent me from dragging the window over.
    If they were in the wrong order, then it would, because you would have to drag them off to the other side.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 62
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    If they were in the wrong order, then it would, because you would have to drag them off to the other side.
    I'll rephrase, I can move my mouse over to it and right click or whatever I just cant drag a program window from one window to the next, it just tries to stick it to the side and make it into a 1/4 or 1/2 screen.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    07 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    I'll rephrase, I can move my mouse over to it and right click or whatever I just cant drag a program window from one window to the next, it just tries to stick it to the side and make it into a 1/4 or 1/2 screen.
    My first guess also was that your monitors were arranged in the wrong order, as snapping between two monitors is actually more difficult than dragging it. I suggest logging a Windows Feedback item (open Start and start typing "Windows Feedback" until you see the app). I would check your display settings to make sure they look right (right-click on your desktop and select "Display settings"). Make sure the monitors are aligned and ordered correctly.

    In the meantime, you can also work around this by using the keyboard to position the windows. While holding down the Windows key on your keyboard, use the arrow keys to snap the focused window to various regions of either monitor.

    Hope that helps!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 143
    Win7

    I have 2 monitors and they work OK. I can drag application windows from one to the other, or overlap a windows between monitors. It all works the way it is supposed to.

    When I first installed Win10 it came up with the screens reversed: the left screen was on the right and the right screen was on the left. This is confusing for sure. To fix this I right-clicked on an open space and selected Display Settings. That screen showed me which monitor Windows thought was #1, and which was #2. After that, clicking on Advanced Settings brought up a screen where I could arrange the 2 monitors correctly. Hitting Apply saved these settings and I was good to go.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    10 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I can't believe I signed up for a forum to back a guy named darkf0xx.

    (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻

    Anyway—
    I'm suffering from this 'feature' as well. I can safely say that the symptom is 100% intended by Microsoft, but it heavily favors single-monitor users. I don't know the name of this feature of I would Google a way to kill it in the registry, but here's what it does:
    If you grab a not-full-screen window and attempt to drag it across the threshold of your monitors, the cursor will hit a 'wall.' If you release the window, it will pop to a half-screen view as if you were dragging it to the far-left or far-right side of a single screen.

    Ideally, this can be disabled only for the sides of the screens that 'touch' one another. Honestly, I'm not expecting that much. Really, I just wanted OP to know he's not crazy and these other posters didn't really think about what was being described.

    Oh wait!
    Actually, my monitors were just upside down.
    And backwards.
    Nevermind.
    (Seriously? You thought it was that easy?)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    11 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro + Education

    Just move faster ^^


    Quote Originally Posted by darkf0xx View Post
    I'll rephrase, I can move my mouse over to it and right click or whatever I just cant drag a program window from one window to the next, it just tries to stick it to the side and make it into a 1/4 or 1/2 screen.
    They made it so that if you move slowly, it will stick to a screen, but when you move the window faster it will go to the other screen, unless you have a weird issue, but that's how it's supposed to work i believe.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    12 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Drekxhin View Post
    They made it so that if you move slowly, it will stick to a screen, but when you move the window faster it will go to the other screen, unless you have a weird issue, but that's how it's supposed to work i believe.
    It's a feature called Snap that you can turn off. Right-click on your desktop, go to Display Settings > Multitasking > Snap. Slide that bad puppy to OFF.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved No drag and drop in Windows Explorer (and other oddities)
Hi, a botched Win7 update on windowsupdate forced me to reinstall Windows, so I went Win10 10130. Got most of the stuff working the way I want by googling and the help of way cleverer People than I. Here's what I cant - for the life of me -...
General Support
Windows 10, screen resolution problem with 2 screens
Hi, Couldn't find a solution for my problem in the other posts so here it goes. Currently I'm using 2 screens for my pc, one is a regular screen and the other one a 46'' LG TV. They both are running with a 1920x1080 resolution, which appears as...
Graphic Cards
Can't drag and drop to Windows 10 guest on VM Workstation
I have been using VMware Workstation with various OS's for a while and think it's great. However with my Windows 10 x64 TP guest, even though I installed VM tools - it's almost like VM tools isn't running. I can't drag and drop files from host to VM...
Virtualization
Dual monitor - Create independent screens.
{Taskbar 1} {Taskbar 2} I want to have it so if I open Chrome is Taskbar 1, it'll open on Monitor 1... and same with Taskbar 2 on Monitor 2. Right now, they all open on Monitor 2 (primary). Any ideas how to make it if I click on an icon on T1...
General Support
Solved After installing windows 10 10046 it black screens
Ayer waiting 4 hours for windows 10 to 'set up' it black screens i waited another 1 hour then shut down and start it back up again, it goes through the installation recovery repair then black screens
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums