Dual-Monitor Support

Is there any plan to support dual-monitors in IDEA. The "idea" for one would be to allow all those peripheral panes to float in the second monitor and keep the primary monitor dedicated to the source files.

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Um, why can't you do that now?

Justin Hopper wrote:

Is there any plan to support dual-monitors in IDEA. The "idea" for one would be to allow all those peripheral panes to float in the second monitor and keep the primary monitor dedicated to the source files.


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That's exactly how I use Idea? Have done for ages...

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Is there any plan to support dual-monitors in IDEA. The "idea" for one
would be to allow all those peripheral panes to float in the second
monitor and keep the primary monitor dedicated to the source files.



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Interesting replies. I wonder what I am doing wrong - perhaps there is a temporary bug in the EAP (3185)? When I drag a "peripheral" window over to the secondary monitor there is some erratic behavior. I can't remember what it is at this moment, I will have to document it in a reply. I do remember something like the window completely disappearing except a small stub of the title bar. The only way to restore it was to right-click on its corresponding icon in the frame and tell it to "dock".

I am using a laptop monitor (Ibm Thinkpad T42) and a flat panel display as the setup for the dual-monitor.

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That's more probably an issue of your graphics card driver.
I had trouble with an early version of the driver for my matrox and Java and a secondary monitor.
You can start Idea (any Java program in fact) with DirectX disabled: Add the virtual machine parameter -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true
(Or disable DirectDraw completely in your windows display settings.)
That might prevent the problem...

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It turns out that the problem only occurs when the "transparency" feature is used. IF I turn it off, all is well.

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Hi Scott,

That's exactly how I use Idea? Have done for ages...


Could you please try following: open IDEA on the second screen, open a
context menu. Where does it occur? Now open a context menu near the right or
bottom of the screen, so it would go out of the screen, if the position is
not corrected. Where does it occur?
Thanks in advance!

Tom

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