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An AppleScript to move all windows to the main display
Authored by: sharik14 on Jan 21, '08 06:14:35AM

Thanks, this script is helpful!

This one is happening pretty consistently for me. I posted a bug to Apple .. here's the description I posted.

I have a Macbook Pro. I sometimes use an external monitor as the primary display (the one with the menu bar) without mirroring. When I connect the external monitor, windows move from the main screen to the secondary one (i.e., remain on the Macbook screen). I have to move them by hand.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect an external monitor
2. Configure it in displays System Prefs so that
(a) mirroring is turned off
(b) external display has menu bar on it
[I have the arrangement set so that my macbook display is to the right of the external display]
3. Disconnect monitor. Open applications (e.g. iCal or Safari). Zoom their windows so that they're using a chunk of the screen
4. Reconnect the monitor.

Expected Results:
The windows of these applications remain on the primary (menubar) display, so that they're easily usable.
This is what happens with Tiger (and previous systems).

Actual Results:
With Leopard, the windows remain on the Macbook screen. This means I have to move the cursor offscreen, gather all my windows, and move them back to the main screen. It's driving me crazy!

Problem only began with Leopard. In previous systems it worked fine.

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