4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2017 11:46 AM by jacobt55882951

    How do I pick what screen dialog boxes open on?!

    jacobt55882951

      Hi this is driving me absolutely insane so please can someone help. I have plugged a monitor into my macbook and whilst using photoshop on the monitor all the dialog boxes open on the laptop screen instead of the monitor?!

        • 1. Re: How do I pick what screen dialog boxes open on?!
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          If you not displaying the same thing one both displays.  Photoshop will open dialogs one the display you last closed it on.  So If it open ib you laptop display drag it to the external display and close the dialog there,  The open the dialog again see  where it opens.  Now if you close Photoshop that way. Detach the external display Open Photoshop and open the dialog you may have a  problem if the externals display is not attached.   Multiple Display support requires you to do some positioning and take time to get user to.  Setting up workspaces can help some you can positions pallets for different display configurations.   Where Dialogs open may be unpredictable if you use different display configurations.   Current CC Adobe UI scaling also has issues an will scale all displays.  Scaled Dialogs my not fit on some displays scaled 2x.

          • 2. Re: How do I pick what screen dialog boxes open on?!
            jacobt55882951 Level 1

            Thank you for the response. I had realised closing the dialogs dictates what screen the next open on  I just really want a way to just ensure all dialogues open on the screen photoshop is maximised on if possible as I use several different screens as second monitors and don't want to have to create new workspaces every time. 

            • 3. Re: How do I pick what screen dialog boxes open on?!
              angie_taylor Adobe Community Professional

              Instead of dragging the application to your second monitor, which will result in what you have already discovered.use the Spaces feature to determine which monitor the app will be viewed on. You can do this in the Dock by righ-clicking on the PS icon and choosing which spaces it will work in. You may also need to adjust your Spaces preferences.

               

              this way dialogs should stay with the application.

              hope this helps,

               

              Angie Taylor | http://www.creativecabin.co.uk

              1 person found this helpful
              • 4. Re: How do I pick what screen dialog boxes open on?!
                jacobt55882951 Level 1

                Thank you very much thats worked for me .