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Changing window location when docking laptop
pavy
Hi,

I have a laptop, sometimes it's not docked (so there is only the laptop screen) and sometimes it is docked and there are 2 monitors (laptop closed, 2 external monitors). I want to create a trigger that will move certain windows from monitor 1 (which is primary) over to monitor 2 (Windows moves all of the windows to monitor 1 aka the laptop screen when you undock the computer).

I cannot figure out how to set this up. I thought I could do it when the Monitor Profile changes, I assumed it would change automatically when it's not docked vs docked, and I could then target certain windows to be moved to certain monitors. However, this doesn't seem possible or I don't see how to do it.

Any help is appreciated.
25 days ago  • #1
pavy
This was helpful: https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/automatically-saving-and-restoring-window-positions-on-dockundock/?ID=5540c67a-5e2b-4f41-b88c-de4d9c2fa354

There are a series of steps outlined in that link that explain what needs to be done. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems it'll more or less work.
21 days ago  • #2
pavy
After some trial and error, I have gotten this to work. I ended up created 3 monitor profiles in my case: 1 for when the laptop is not connected to any dock/monitor (a 1 setup), 1 for when the laptop is connected and it combines the laptop screen and external monitor as a single screen along with a second external monitor (so a 1|2, 3 setup) and yet another profile for when the laptop screen is not detected but the 2 external monitors are (a 1, 2 setup). After this I created the triggers explained in the article (posted above) and now things work.

It is a bit slow to move all the windows when re-docking, but if this continues to work reliably, I'll accept it and purchase the software.
19 days ago  • #3
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Glad to hear you were able to get it working! If you run into any more trouble, definitely let us know. We are planning a new feature that would make this kind of use case a bit simpler to configure in the future as well, so we'll definitely let you know when that's been implemented.

Thanks!
17 days ago  • #4
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