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Report #:  10219   Status: Reported
Allow IDE to be maximized on a secondary monitor
Project:  Delphi Build #:  9.0.1761.24408
Version:    9.0 Submitted By:   Joe White
Report Type:  Suggestion / Enhancement Request Date Reported:  1/9/2005 5:48:30 PM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated: 1/9/2005 6:05:19 PM
Platform:    All versions Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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Description
I would like to be able to save a layout that has the IDE maximized on my secondary monitor.

The IDE does not currently support this. When I move the IDE to my secondary monitor, maximize it on that monitor, and save the layout, all appears to be working correctly; but the next time I switch back to that layout, the IDE moves back to being maximized on my primary monitor.

(If I exit and restart the IDE, it does come back on my secondary monitor; but the first time I run a program, it switches to the Debug layout, which moves it back to my primary monitor.)

See Steps for a description of current (and desired) behaviors.
Steps to Reproduce:
These steps assume that you have a multi-monitor system, with the primary monitor (and taskbar) on the left, secondary monitor on the right.

These steps also assume that you have the out-of-the-box IDE desktops set up: "Default Layout" as your default layout, and "Debug Layout" as your debug layout.

1. If the "Default Layout" layout is not yet selected, select it now. (Select "Default Layout" from the combo box on the Desktops toolbar, or select View > Desktops > Default Layout.)
2. If the IDE is maximized, un-maximize it.
3. Drag the IDE to the secondary (right-hand) monitor.
4. Maximize the IDE.
5. Click the "Save current desktop" button on the Desktops toolbar (or click View > Desktops > Save Desktop...)
6. Leave the name as "Default Layout", and click OK.
7. Click "Yes" to confirm that you want to replace the existing layout.
8. Exit the IDE.
9. Restart the IDE. Observe that it comes back up on the secondary (right-hand) monitor. This is desired behavior.
10. Switch to the "Debug Layout" desktop. (Select "Debug Layout" from the combo box on the Desktops toolbar, or select View > Desktops > Debug Layout.)
11. Observe that the IDE moves back to the primary (left-hand) monitor. This is desired behavior, since the IDE was on the primary monitor when the Debug Layout layout was saved.
12. Switch back to the "Default Layout" desktop. (Select "Default Layout" from the combo box on the Desktops toolbar, or select View > Desktops > Default Layout.)
13. Observe that the IDE remains on the primary (left-hand) monitor. This is not desired behavior; expected behavior would be for it to come back up on the secondary (right-hand) monitor, where it was when the layout was saved.
14. Un-maximize the IDE.
15. Observe that the IDE is now a very narrow strip on the secondary monitor. This is not desired behavior; expected behavior would be for it to be the same width it was before it was originally maximized.
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