John (zandev) wrote,

Quick tip for multiple monitors in windows 7

I've finally got around to putting a second monitor on my home pc running Windows 7.

Unfortunately, this breaks one of the nice features of W7: dragging a window to the edge of the screen has various effects such as snapping it to half the screen. If you have another monitor extending from an edge, it doesn't work.

However, I've discovered a work-around: you can make a second monitor extend the desktop such that the diagonal corners meet, not an edge. In this case, all the edge snapping still works, but you can still get to the other monitor with the mouse via the corner of the screen.
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