[SOLVED] how do i make the center screen the Primary monitor

rushman64

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I am running a 3 screen Surround Desktop. SimCity and Civ5 are great on surround. I cant figure out how to start Fallout 4 on the center screen.
 

Math Geek

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have you tried putting the shortcut to the game on the monitor you want to use and run it from there. seems to me that stuff opens on the screen the shortcut is on at the time, though i have never tried it with a game.

second thought is to run the game in windowed mode once and then move it to the right screen. it usually remembers the last screen it was on and restarts there. MPC runs that way for me. i use it on the 3rd screen (a tv i use for watching video) and it opens on that screen when i open a video file once i moved it to that screen a few times.

just a couple thoughts i had after thinking about it for a bit while working.
 

hotaru.hino

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Assuming this is Windows 10 and is more or less the latest version
  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Go to "System", then "Display"
  3. Click on the center monitor in the diagram
  4. In the "Multiple displays" section, check the box labeled "Make this my main display"
 

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Win 10 all updated. latest driver for GTX 1080 video card. Yes I've done that. still lights up the wrong monitor. I wish it were that easy. I select monitor 2 then when i sect enable surround Fallout 4 selects monitor 1 to start in
 
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Math Geek

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have you tried putting the shortcut to the game on the monitor you want to use and run it from there. seems to me that stuff opens on the screen the shortcut is on at the time, though i have never tried it with a game.

second thought is to run the game in windowed mode once and then move it to the right screen. it usually remembers the last screen it was on and restarts there. MPC runs that way for me. i use it on the 3rd screen (a tv i use for watching video) and it opens on that screen when i open a video file once i moved it to that screen a few times.

just a couple thoughts i had after thinking about it for a bit while working.
 

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