2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2012 9:05 AM by sissy
sissy Level 1 (15 points)

I have a MacBook running Lion.


I use an external monitor. My work involves using a lot webapps and I frequently have popups I need to see and use. If I am on the external monitor, the popups always go the main laptop screen. (I have the laptop open.)


I use Chrome and haven't had much luck googling a fix because child and parent tend to bring up results about parental controls which is not my issue.


Any ideas?



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Jean-Marie Allier Level 1 (135 points)

    Which screen displays the menu and the dock? If it's not your external screen, you can choose it as your main screen by going to System Prefs > Displays and dragging the white line on top of the internal screen to the external one. However if you do that you will have the same problem with your laptop screen...

  • sissy Level 1 (15 points)

    that helps for now. i would never have thought of that.


    i wish there was a setting to keep child windows on the same display as the app. it just doesn't make sense to do it the way it works now.