I have a laptop and have started using the internal monitor as my primary display and an external monitor as my secondary display (i.e., using the "extended desktop" option under Windows XP Desktop => Properties => Settings).
I have noticed that most, but not all, of the MATRIXx 7.16 windows work normally on the second display. However, at least a couple of windows do not function normally.
First, the Connection Editor window will appear in the secondary window if the Main drawing window is in that window when you try to add a connection. However, mouse clicks are not recognized to add connections until the Connection Editor Window is moved back to the primary display.
Similarly, the Interactive Animation Palette window is also inactive in the secondary display. Again, it has to be moved to the primary display before any icons can be dragged and dropped into the Main drawing window (although the Main drawing window itself can stay on the secondary display). Interestingly, the Main Palette Browser window works normally on either display.
I've tried using MatrixX on a dual-display setup with no problems. I'll investigate further and let you know what I find out.
I have a Dell Latitude 400 laptop running Windows XP.
I have the integral laptop screen set up as my primary monitor and a 17" Dell flat panel monitor set up as a secondary display (by extending the Windows XP desktop to monitor # 2). This monitor has both analog and digital video input connectors, and I am currently set up with a digital cable from the docking station to the external monitor.
I forgot to say it is a 1.6 GHz CPU with 1 GB of RAM.
The external digital display PN is Dell 1905FP.
I am not sure what video card is installed.
The display driver is Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller.
Thank you for the information. I will pass on this data to our R&D department and we will look into this matter.