ArcMap opening on wrong monitor

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01-27-2021 02:22 PM
JustinLor
New Contributor II

Hi. I am using dual monitors and I just want ArcMap to open on my left monitor but it always opens on the right hand side. 

 

I've tried placing the MXD location on the left monitor and the right but it always opens on the right. 

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KevinHighland
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Found this on another community post. It works for me:

Correct Answer
This might seem crazy but...

 

1. Make ArcMap smaller than full screen.
2. Drag it onto your primary monitor and close ArcMap (without maximizing).  When it reopens, it should be on your primary monitor.
3. Maximize ArcMap on your primary monitor.  Close ArcMap.
4. When you reopen a second time it should be maximized on your primary monitor.

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DanPatterson
MVP Esteemed Contributor

 

You tried all the Dr Google suggestions?  Maybe Arcmap doesn't behave like other applications though.

However, there is a solution

Hidden or Archived Page - GeoNet, The Esri Community

But sadly, it has been archived.

Perhaps @MichelleMathias can revive it or copy the solution here


... sort of retired...
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KevinHighland
Occasional Contributor II

Found this on another community post. It works for me:

Correct Answer
This might seem crazy but...

 

1. Make ArcMap smaller than full screen.
2. Drag it onto your primary monitor and close ArcMap (without maximizing).  When it reopens, it should be on your primary monitor.
3. Maximize ArcMap on your primary monitor.  Close ArcMap.
4. When you reopen a second time it should be maximized on your primary monitor.
JustinLor
New Contributor II

Thanks Kevin! That works and is very easy to do. 

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