A simple tip for working on multiple monitors


This question came through my email this week:

"I am using Windows 8 and want to dock OneNote to a different monitor. Is this possible and how can I do it?"

The answer is yes, this is possible. It’s actually a feature in Windows 8 – these steps will work for Notepad just as well as OneNote.

No lengthy steps to this either. Just drag the OneNote (or Notepad) window to the edge of the monitor where you want it. When you get near the edge, a little "ghost preview" (I don’t know what the actual word is) appears to show you where the app will snap into place. Just let go and that’s it.

Here’s an image of what it looks like when I dock OneNote to the far right of my rightmost monitor:

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I hope this helps someone else out there. Be sure to let me know.

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,

John


Comments (3)

  1. AndyB says:

    If you want to dock OneNote on the left side of the right-most monitor, you will have to use WIN+{left arrow}. Docking there with the mouse is not possible.

  2. Josh says:

    LOL did you just describe Windows Aero snap? That's not docking.

  3. JohnGuin says:

    Josh – I believe you are right.  Like I said, I don't know what the actual name is.  Thanks for pointing this out and clarifying!