Compare/Merge screen appearing on a non-exsitant second monitor

While a colleague was away last week I borrowed his monitor. During that time I was doing a merge and moved the compare window off to the second monitor (as its modal it feels like IDEA crashed). Now whenever I do a compare the compare window appears on the second monitor whether its plugged-in, turned on or not. I've tried moving it back to the primary monitor and closing it. But next time I compare / start IDEA its gone again.. any way to reset this?

Suspect Windows XP may be involved but how is this only happening for compare? when other applications persist the last monitor choice correctly?

- Richard

PS Is this a Java/JDialog thing? normally a window has a taskbar entry which on my box allows for a nview context menu "send application to display".. dialogs dont get these.

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Richard Osbaldeston

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Hello Richard,

I cannot reproduce the described bug, and for me Diff window is not modal.
Maybe, the following could help you: start IDEA, open project, open Diff
window. Move it to the monitor you want. Now immediately exit IDEA (not closing
window, not closing project). Try Diff window after IDEA restart.

While a colleague was away last week I borrowed his monitor. During
that time I was doing a merge and moved the compare window off to the
second monitor (as its modal it feels like IDEA crashed). Now whenever
I do a compare the compare window appears on the second monitor
whether its plugged-in, turned on or not. I've tried moving it back to
the primary monitor and closing it. But next time I compare / start
IDEA its gone again.. any way to reset this?

Suspect Windows XP may be involved but how is this only happening for
compare? when other applications persist the last monitor choice
correctly?

- Richard

Alexander.


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