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How to force all child windows of an app to open on the same monitor?

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Mechaflash

Is there a way to tell an application to open its child windows in the same monitor as its parent?

I've already tried yelling at the child to stay with its parent, and all the parent did was threaten to sue me for emotional child abuse... :oops:


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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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sleepydvdr

My best advice is to use WinGetPos to find the parent's position and WinMove to move the child window to a relative position to the parent window.


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Mechaflash

@sleepydvdr yeah that's what I do right now. It's just the transition isn't as smooth as I would like it to be. I'm picky XD


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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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ProgAndy

Hi, you could try to use SetWindowsHookEx with a CBT hook. Then intercept HCBT_CREATEWND and modify the window position in the LPARAM-structure

Edit: You will have to create a DLL (e.g. FreeBasic, FreePascal) for that.

Edited by ProgAndy

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Mechaflash

@ProgAndy I'll play around with this. Thanks!


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“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

 

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