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Change which monitor Q10 uses

Q10 is a distraction free word processing application created to improve your writing productivity. It works by full screening on your monitor leaving you with no choice but to write.

Q10 in action

Q10 in action

If you have a multi monitor setup and like to have certain applications on certain monitors you may come across a situation where you want to change which monitor Q10 uses. You may have tried to put a shortcut to Q10 on the monitor you want it to load up on, to no avail.

If you want to load Q10 on a specific monitor every time you will need to change your primary monitor in the Displays control panel within Windows to that monitor. Obviously this isn’t ideal if you want Q10 to load on a smaller monitor or a monitor to one side of your primary monitor as this will cause all your applications to load up there by default.

One solution to this problem if you are running Windows 7 or 8 is that you can load up Q10 first and then use the Windows shortcut Ctrl + Alt + left or right arrow to move the Q10 application window over to another screen.
If you are running Windows Xp or Vista you can emulate this shortcut with the great Winsplit revolution software. Winsplit revolution also allows you to tile windows onto one screen and change how many windows you can fit together across all your monitors plus many other features. Go check it out.

Winsplit Revolution in use.

Winsplit Revolution in use.

I’ve been using Q10 for a while. This post was even written using it. The one annoyance with using it in a multi monitor setup is that it doesn’t black out any of the other monitors. Although I suppose you could cheat with this and turn your other monitors off or turn the brightness down all the way.

Jason Edwards