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Mozilla Firefox and Dual Monitors: No More Problems

  1. Introduction
  2. Tips
  3. Conclusion

 

1. Introduction

The new Firefox 5 is very popular among users, which use dual monitors. But as many other software, it has some disadvantages with multi-monitor using. A common problem is opening new windows on different monitors, when the parent window is located on secondary monitor and all new windows open onto the primary monitor. Another problem - windows do not fit the monitor resolution. It means that Firefox windows do not change a resolution automatically when it moving from higher-resolution display to display with lower-resolution. Users can resolve these problems with help of Actual Multiple Monitors.

2. Tips

2.1. Firefox Opens Windows On Wrong Monitor

To eliminate problem with new windows open the configurator of Actual Multiple Monitors on tab ‘Window Settings’, then select ‘Specific Settings’ tab and create a new rule.

Drag with the special pointer (in the form of sight) to any Firefox window, so that the line ‘Windows Class’ will be written ‘MozillaWindowClass’. Now all of the following settings will work only for Firefox windows.

 

In settings group ‘Place Target Window Automatically’ select ‘Move at startup to Exactly Specified Monitor #’, so now all new opening windows of Mozilla Firefox will run only at a specified monitor.

 

2.2. Firefox did not Keeps Aspect Ratio of Windows

To eliminate problem with discrepancy a window resolution repeat steps listed above, or use a previously created rule (if you already create rule for Firefox). In the setting group ‘Options’ select ‘Keep aspect ratio’ or ‘Fit target monitor’.

 

3. Conclusion

Actual Multiple Monitors software users can solve problems of Firefox on dual monitor, and also eliminate same problems with any software when it used on multiple monitors.