Starting the User Client Tool on a Secondary Screen in a Dual Screen Setup

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With PaperCut NG you have the ability to configure where on your screen the user client tool will display when started, as described in the user guide here.

When using the windowposition=top-left option for example, the user client will pop up to the top left of the screen.

When on a dual (or more) screen setup, the named options (top-left, bottom-right etc.) all refer to the primary screen. It is possible to have the user client display on another monitor by using absolute positioning. Positive values are always relative to the top left of the primary screen; negative values are relative to the bottom right of the primary screen.

Here is an example:

  • There is a dual screen setup with the main monitor on the left, the secondary monitor on the right.
  • The resolution of both screens is 1280×1024.
  • To have the user client start up in the top left of the secondary screen, use windowposition=XY1281,0. This is because the ‘1281st pixel’ is the first pixel on the right-hand screen.

If the setup was the same as above but the screens were reversed (main screen on the right, secondary screen on the left), you could start the user client at the top left of the secondary screen like this:

  • windowposition=XY-2560,0

With a bit of experimentation, you should be able to get the user client displaying wherever you want (like half way up the 12th monitor from the left and 2 from the bottom).


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Article last modified on February 03, 2011, at 11:40 PM
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