This was an issue a couple of versions ago, but it has been resolved in version 14.
Which version of the program are you using and on what operating system?
Obviously it is still an issue. No worries, I have uninstalled the program and have moved on to another editor.
Yes, still an issue in PE14.
I have a workaround.
Enable Dual Monitor Workspace.
Maximize on secondary monitor.
Then select Restore workspace.
This puts timeline back, and gives you full screen on secondary monitor.
However: still jumps back sometimes, like in case of an error, ..
I would expect better support on this from Adobe.
(I use Win 7 prof 64 bit)
I found this very frustrating — it's very counter-intuitive, and is obviously a bug. I'd say this bug is so bad that if they don't plan to fix it, Adobe should give us all free upgrades to v15.
Just purchased Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 - and still the same ISSUE ! It jumps to small laptop monitor every time I try to resize onr maximize on my bigger monitor . Hey Adobe , do you have a fix for that ? its really frustrating .
Does anyone have suggestions for better editor !?
I came here looking for a solution to this and now I have a work-around to share. Your question gave me an idea and I tried it and it worked for me. It's not ideal, but it's an ok work-around if you have Windows10 (might work in Windows 8 also - idk). Right click on the desktop and choose "display settings" then regular click on the larger monitor (or one of the larger monitors) - the one you want it to use APE2018 on - scroll down and click "Make this my main display" - It means your desktop icons move over to that display, too, so you probably want to put it back to the laptop when you are done editing. But - for now - it works for Elements to be where I need it to be. Still doesn't do dual screen but it's better than the laptop.
For people that are asking what is a better editor - I've tried AVS4You and Corel VideoStudio and they both have deal-breaker problems. Corel VideoStudio has a lot of features, but it breaksdown at all the wrong times. First, it was identified as a virus by my anti-virus program! That should have been my first clue this wasn't good software. Even after exceptioning it's main exe so it would at least work, it would just stop loading up every few months and require a full uninstall and reinstall - even to the point of reloading my entire system to make it work. AVS4You is ok for basic video editing, but the sound jumps when it shouldn't sometimes and the features are rather slim by comparison. Avoid Corel at peril of your system! I am now trying Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018. I've heard good things - I hope they're true. I've heard FinalCut Pro also has it's issues -- and it requires a Mac, I guess, but I don't know of any other editors. If this is the worst issue with APE, I'll stay.