2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2013 6:23 AM by Gooseter
hands4 Level 4 Level 4 (2,215 points)

I have a late 2010 MBA running up-to-date Mavericks with an external large display.  Since upgrading to Mavericks, when I move a Calendar, Contacts, Word or Skype windows to my small screen and restart the applications it places each window back on my large screen.  I tried resizing them and closing them with the red dot and modifying and saving them before restarting.  This did not fix the problem.  When I place a Finder window on the built-in screen and close and open the window it does remember the screen location.  For the other windows it is remembering part of the screen location because when I move it to the upper right of the internal screen or to the lower left of the internal screen it opens it in the upper right or lower left of the big screen, respectively.  Can anyone duplicate this behavior?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • 1. Re: Won't Remember Window Placement
    hands4 Level 4 Level 4 (2,215 points)

    I found the answer.  It is a new Mavericks multi-display feature.  It opens the application window in the display where the menu bar is active.  So to open the application window on the internal display I click on the internal display background and then open the application.  I prefer to use both screens as one logical space with my application windows arranged across both screens so I found how to turn it off.


    System Preferences > Mission Control > Displays have separate spaces > Uncheck the box.

  • 2. Re: Won't Remember Window Placement
    Gooseter Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Problem solved. Was making me nuts. Thank you!