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Article ID: 245679 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 4.0

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When you try to move a program between multiple monitors on a computer using the multiple monitor functionality, you may not be able to move or reposition some programs.


This behavior can occur if the program is maximized or running in full-screen mode.


To resolve this behavior, resize the program window or use a non-maximized setting.


This behavior is by design.

More information

Some programs cannot use the multiple monitor functionality. For example:
  • MS-DOS based programs that only run in full-screen mode.
  • Some games that only run in full-screen mode.
  • Windows NT Terminal Server client running in full-screen mode.
These examples can run only on the primary monitor.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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