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    2nd Monitor in PS CS6?

    After one of my older computers finally croaked, I had a spare monitor.
    I hooked it up to my main computer as a 2nd monitor, mainly to use for LR4.
    I found out by accident that the Faststone viewer supports this 2nd monitor also. Just a little bonus I didn't expect!
    I like the fullscreen on the 2nd monitor when I work in LR, and wish I could do the same thing in PhotoShop. Is there a possibility? I went through all the options in the settings, but so far - nothing.
    If the possibility exists, can someone point me in the right direction?
    Any help greatly appreciated!

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    Re: 2nd Monitor in PS CS6?

    Absolutely; the dual monitor setup is governed by your computer's operating sytem / graphics card.

    I've been using dual monitors on Photoshop for years. My expensive 27" IPS monitor is my main working monitor that sits in front of me. I use the second 24" inexpensive NT monitor to hold the menus and other assorted stuff I don't want cluttering the main screen. I've gotten so used to it that I find it to be a real pain when I switch over to work on the laptop where I have everything on a single screen; it just seems so crowded to work with and I am always closing the various fly-outs that I normally leave open all the time.

    Just set up dual screens in what my computer refers to as "extended" mode.

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    Re: 2nd Monitor in PS CS6?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDiver View Post
    Absolutely; the dual monitor setup is governed by your computer's operating sytem / graphics card.

    I've been using dual monitors on Photoshop for years. My expensive 27" IPS monitor is my main working monitor that sits in front of me. I use the second 24" inexpensive NT monitor to hold the menus and other assorted stuff I don't want cluttering the main screen. I've gotten so used to it that I find it to be a real pain when I switch over to work on the laptop where I have everything on a single screen; it just seems so crowded to work with and I am always closing the various fly-outs that I normally leave open all the time.

    Just set up dual screens in what my computer refers to as "extended" mode.
    Thanks - I'm gonna play around with it later tonight. LR and Faststone show the picture on the second monitor by default.
    BTW- Do you work on a Mac or PC? I'm using Windows 7. I don't know if it's relevant to my question....

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    Re: 2nd Monitor in PS CS6?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    BTW- Do you work on a Mac or PC? I'm using Windows 7.
    My machine is Windows 7 as well Kris.

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