Windows 7 + ATI + Output Window On Wrong Screen

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This applies to Windows 7 and MXWendler version 4.2 and above with ATI/AMD graphics

Problem:

  • You want to create an output window on the secondary monitor but it jumps on the primary desktop:

Test:

  • Create output window without window decoration and exact position and size of secondary output
  • Open MXW, output window will jump on primary desktop

Solution:

  • Create a display group using the Catalyst Control Center
  • Display group must contain primary and secondary monitor

OR

  • Make output window eg. 1 pixel larger than needed, eg. 1921x1080 for Full HD

Background:

  • ATI/AMD Catalyst Control Center interprets accelerated fullscreen windows as games and moves them to the primary desktop. This cannot be turned off separately.
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