Modify your workspace as you like. Look in the help file or watch some tutorials to get acquainted with the program. For the rest, look here and read carefully and answer at least the 16 questions at the end of the Wiki article.
Premiere CS3 on XP. This has got to be a "setting" somewhere, because it "invokes" itself whenever I access the Program area. I can setup the Premiere workspace to span the two screens with no problem, and everything works fine until I hit the "Play" button. Then the second monitor kicks into "NTSC program mode" and I can't see half of my Premiere timeline or other toolbars.
I have reversed monitors and tried both single monitor and dual monitor modes in every configuration - nothing changes it.
I'm using an nVidia G-Force FX 5200 on an AGP bus with 128 Mb of video RAM, My displays are ViewSonic VX2035wm (2).
Never had a problem with Premiere 1.5 using exact same hardware.
I am working in CS4 and for a while I was working with multiple monitors to have a bigger workspace. I have found that I have much better luck working from one. The program was freezing and having too many problems trying to span the two monitors.
Strange, but then I have an ATI card and never experienced problems with spanning across two monitors. It may well be the driver, since an AGP card with only 128 MB memory is not exactly top-of-the-bill anymore.
Well, now it's working and I have NO CLUE WHY... perhaps opening and closing Premiere 5 times is required before the videocard gets into the act. In any case, it has just started working and I completed an entire editing sequence with no freaky behavior at all.
I love it when a plan comes together - but it's sure nice to know "why" for next time ocasionally... I did use an older saved sequence as a starting point this time, so perhaps something was corrupted in the "new workspace" that I tried to save.
Now, of course, I'm afraid to ever turn this computer off again, or even close Premiere...
Thanks to all for your help - you will all get a free autographed copy of my next book, "Dual Monitors for Dummies"...
If your app window is maximized, it won't span multiple monitors.