Using OE 6 with multiple screens on XP SP2.



Dick Grubb
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2 computer.
Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE behaves strangely if
not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on the wrong
screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot be opened by double
clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and or have a solution ? Thanks.

DGuess
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
"Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A75B484-375D-431E-8EB8-5735BA49C234@microsoft.com...
>I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2 computer.
> Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE behaves strangely
> if
> not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on the wrong
> screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot be opened by double
> clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and or have a solution ? Thanks.


It's not running strangely, it's running as it should. It's not designed to
run on a second monitor. They would have had to code it to be second monitor
aware which it isn't.

Sorry but thats the way it's always been.

Dick Grubb
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the confirmation. I guess that is obvious unless there was
something amiss with my installation! It is strange however because all the
other MS Office, IE and third party programs I run are perfectly happy
running on either monitor. Why just OE? Windows XP specifically supports this
mode. There is a further quirk to the behaviour. Another dual monitor
installation I know about, that uses two video cards, as opposed to mine
using the two outputs from the one ATI Radeon, runs OE without these quirks.
Perhaps someone at MS will explain it.

"DGuess" wrote:

> "Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A75B484-375D-431E-8EB8-5735BA49C234@microsoft.com...
> >I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2 computer.
> > Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE behaves strangely
> > if
> > not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on the wrong
> > screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot be opened by double
> > clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and or have a solution ? Thanks.
>
>
> It's not running strangely, it's running as it should. It's not designed to
> run on a second monitor. They would have had to code it to be second monitor
> aware which it isn't.
>
> Sorry but thats the way it's always been.
>
>
>
>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
No one from MS here. Try
http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Dick Grubb wrote:
> Thanks for the confirmation. I guess that is obvious unless there was
> something amiss with my installation! It is strange however because all
> the other MS Office, IE and third party programs I run are perfectly happy
> running on either monitor. Why just OE? Windows XP specifically supports
> this mode. There is a further quirk to the behaviour. Another dual monitor
> installation I know about, that uses two video cards, as opposed to mine
> using the two outputs from the one ATI Radeon, runs OE without these
> quirks. Perhaps someone at MS will explain it.
>
> "DGuess" wrote:
>
> > "Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:5A75B484-375D-431E-8EB8-5735BA49C234@microsoft.com...
> > > I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2
> > > computer. Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE
> > > behaves strangely if
> > > not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on the
> > > wrong screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot be
> > > opened by double clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and or have
> > > a solution ? Thanks.
> >
> >
> > It's not running strangely, it's running as it should. It's not
> > designed to run on a second monitor. They would have had to code it to
> > be second monitor aware which it isn't.
> >
> > Sorry but thats the way it's always been.

Dick Grubb
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. A pity MS does not monitor these forums. There is
nothing in the KB that I can find on this problem.

"PA Bear" wrote:

> No one from MS here. Try
> http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> Dick Grubb wrote:
> > Thanks for the confirmation. I guess that is obvious unless there was
> > something amiss with my installation! It is strange however because all
> > the other MS Office, IE and third party programs I run are perfectly happy
> > running on either monitor. Why just OE? Windows XP specifically supports
> > this mode. There is a further quirk to the behaviour. Another dual monitor
> > installation I know about, that uses two video cards, as opposed to mine
> > using the two outputs from the one ATI Radeon, runs OE without these
> > quirks. Perhaps someone at MS will explain it.
> >
> > "DGuess" wrote:
> >
> > > "Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:5A75B484-375D-431E-8EB8-5735BA49C234@microsoft.com...
> > > > I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2
> > > > computer. Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE
> > > > behaves strangely if
> > > > not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on the
> > > > wrong screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot be
> > > > opened by double clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and or have
> > > > a solution ? Thanks.
> > >
> > >
> > > It's not running strangely, it's running as it should. It's not
> > > designed to run on a second monitor. They would have had to code it to
> > > be second monitor aware which it isn't.
> > >
> > > Sorry but thats the way it's always been.
>
>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
It's been discussed before here:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress/search?hl=en&group=microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress&q=%22multiple+monitor%22&qt_g=1&lr=
--
~PA Bear

Dick Grubb wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion. A pity MS does not monitor these forums. There
> is nothing in the KB that I can find on this problem.
>
> "PA Bear" wrote:
>
> > No one from MS here. Try
> > http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
> >
> > Dick Grubb wrote:
> > > Thanks for the confirmation. I guess that is obvious unless there was
> > > something amiss with my installation! It is strange however because
> > > all the other MS Office, IE and third party programs I run are
> > > perfectly happy running on either monitor. Why just OE? Windows XP
> > > specifically supports this mode. There is a further quirk to the
> > > behaviour. Another dual monitor installation I know about, that uses
> > > two video cards, as opposed to mine using the two outputs from the
> > > one ATI Radeon, runs OE without these quirks. Perhaps someone at MS
> > > will explain it.
> > >
> > > "DGuess" wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:5A75B484-375D-431E-8EB8-5735BA49C234@microsoft.com...
> > > > > I have two screens running from an ATI Radeon card on an XP SP2
> > > > > computer. Most applications run fine on either screen. However OE
> > > > > behaves strangely if
> > > > > not run on the main System screen. Menu's appear disembodied on
> > > > > the wrong screen, and, particularly annoying, attachments cannot
> > > > > be opened by double clicking. Has anyone else run into this, and
> > > > > or have a solution ? Thanks.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > It's not running strangely, it's running as it should. It's not
> > > > designed to run on a second monitor. They would have had to code it
> > > > to be second monitor aware which it isn't.
> > > >
> > > > Sorry but thats the way it's always been.

DGuess
07-09-2005, 11:19 PM
"Dick Grubb" <DickGrubb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D87E5C22-89BB-42AF-95A1-1E2AFFADC436@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the confirmation. I guess that is obvious unless there was
> something amiss with my installation! It is strange however because all
> the
> other MS Office, IE and third party programs I run are perfectly happy
> running on either monitor. Why just OE? Windows XP specifically supports
> this
> mode. There is a further quirk to the behaviour. Another dual monitor
> installation I know about, that uses two video cards, as opposed to mine
> using the two outputs from the one ATI Radeon, runs OE without these
> quirks.
> Perhaps someone at MS will explain it.
>


OE has been around before multiple monitor support. It's code goes back to
Internet Mail and News from way back when......

Need I say more?


Using OE 6 with multiple screens on XP SP2.