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Dual Monitors - Form disappears

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I've been using dual monitors for about a year now (absolutely love
it), but have run into a weird situation with Access 2000 lately. I
loaded a database on two PC's that do NOT have dual monitors, and when
I try to open 2 different forms from this database, it looks/feels
like nothing is happening. If I look in the window list, the form IS
open, but the user can't get to it.

I open the same database at home on my two monitors, and the forms
that are "hidden" are actually opening up on my SECOND monitor.
(Outside the Access program window).

I changed the properties of the form to auto-center, which then opens
the forms in the same window.

Has anyone run into this?

It could be that at some point I stretched the program window to fit
both monitors, and Access is saving the start position of the form?
But wouldn't one think that it wouldn't do that??

Thanks in advance!

Cindy

Aug 10 '07 #1
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I use two monitors as well (I'll never go back to one) but Yes, Cindy, I
have found that unless you Move the form (query, report, etc) back to the
Primary monitor, they will open "Off Screen" on one monitor machines.

Len Robichaud

"Cindy" <ck*********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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I've been using dual monitors for about a year now (absolutely love
it), but have run into a weird situation with Access 2000 lately. I
loaded a database on two PC's that do NOT have dual monitors, and when
I try to open 2 different forms from this database, it looks/feels
like nothing is happening. If I look in the window list, the form IS
open, but the user can't get to it.

I open the same database at home on my two monitors, and the forms
that are "hidden" are actually opening up on my SECOND monitor.
(Outside the Access program window).

I changed the properties of the form to auto-center, which then opens
the forms in the same window.

Has anyone run into this?

It could be that at some point I stretched the program window to fit
both monitors, and Access is saving the start position of the form?
But wouldn't one think that it wouldn't do that??

Thanks in advance!

Cindy

Aug 10 '07 #2

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On Aug 10, 1:07 pm, Cindy <ckspot-t...@yahoo.comwrote:
I've been using dual monitors for about a year now (absolutely love
it), but have run into a weird situation with Access 2000 lately. I
loaded a database on two PC's that do NOT have dual monitors, and when
I try to open 2 different forms from this database, it looks/feels
like nothing is happening. If I look in the window list, the form IS
open, but the user can't get to it.

I open the same database at home on my two monitors, and the forms
that are "hidden" are actually opening up on my SECOND monitor.
(Outside the Access program window).

I changed the properties of the form to auto-center, which then opens
the forms in the same window.

Has anyone run into this?

It could be that at some point I stretched the program window to fit
both monitors, and Access is saving the start position of the form?
But wouldn't one think that it wouldn't do that??

Thanks in advance!

Cindy
Cindy,

I had similar issues with my Matrox Parhelia dual head graphics card a
while back. A driver update, along with some carefull reading of the
driver display options, resolved the issue.

Just a thought, good luck.

D

Aug 11 '07 #3

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