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Summon window to current monitor?

Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm

My win 10 taskbar shows thumbnails for each opened window. Is there an easy way I could simply point to a thumbnail to summon that window to the current monitor (the one I'm looking at the thumbnail in?)

I know about Win + arrow, which can be very helpful when it works, but also seems to have many "it's stuck" traps around apps with windows that are full screen, or modal, or won't go/stay in the foreground. Even when its working it can sometimes take many steps (because of snapping), which means that if those monitors are off or displaying something else, you won't know if the window is making progress towards you or is stuck.

I'm looking for a simple + bullet proof solution. Anyone know of anything? A utility that adds a right click Summon... option maybe?
 
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Re: Summon window to current monitor?

Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:03 pm

I don't know of a way to do this, but in case you weren't aware, Windows+Shift+Left or Right arrow will move a window between monitors. I have three monitors and in the worst case, a couple of quick taps will move the window where I want it pretty quickly.
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Re: Summon window to current monitor?

Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:26 pm

Thanks! Using the shift key does make it a little faster/easier. One issue with my particular set up (multiple monitors, all but the primary of which may be performing non-pc functions or turned off) is that I don't always know which direction the window needs to move in to get to me.
 
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Re: Summon window to current monitor?

Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:20 pm

It'll go around the corner, so if you have 3 monitors, it will ensure that it will show up on the desired screen on either the first or 2nd attempt.
 
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Re: Summon window to current monitor?

Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:29 pm

I've used DisplayFusion for clients, as they wouldn't remember hotkeys. At the time it added buttons next to the minimize/maximize/close that would put the window on the desired screen. This was back in the Win7 days so I'm not sure if they've added any new functionality that would be more what you are looking for but may be worth checking out.
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