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Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 6 months ago #83232

  • Cheranda
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My Name is Medappa. I am some how desperate, now. I set"Fullscreen window" on "No"and still cannot drag the edge over my right window. I spend weeks first I looked "Show windows title bar" till I got to know that LWKS changed the name. What else can I do. Did I miss a step?

Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 6 months ago #83237

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I found out myself, now. I have to drag the edge of the windows frame. I tried dragging the timeline or preview window. Nevermind it works, now.

One question. When I dragged windows the border of that windows would stay not move along. It is little disturbing. Do have any soulutions?

Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 6 months ago #83238

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We can't see your computer from here. You'll have to tell us more about it.

What OS, graphics card, your monitors, anything that's relevant. and probably some stuff you don't think is relevant.
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Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 6 months ago #83249

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Perhaps you mean the border of the on-screen tool does not move? Yes that's right, you need to reposition it and/or resize it, LW will remember the new position of your choice.
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Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84610

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I downloaded the latest LW 12.0.1 for Mac, using the free version to see if I want to switch from current NLE. My biggest issue is breaking out of the single monitor box. This is something I can readily do with Premiere & FCP, working across all three screens. After carefully reading the threads on this topic I cannot seem to find in System Settings on the opening screen of LW: "Fullscreen window" Yes/No tick box. I even bought a one month license to see if maybe that was necessary to unlock this important feature..... it no difference. What am I missing folks?

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Re: Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84612

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Perhaps that's not an applicable setting on a Mac? It is certainly there on LW Win. There are also some specific MAC settings required to enable dual screen for LW at a computer level first - have you found reference to that in your searches?
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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84617

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Thanks RWAV for your reply. In the various threads on this topic the MAC specific system/computer level change that looks like it had the most merit can be found here. This link shows how to change the settings in the System Preferences for Mac called "Mission Control"

I performed the changes suggested and found that it did not change the behavior of LW regarding multiple monitors. As stated earlier, the fact that I can work across multiple monitors in Adobe Premiere and other programs causes me to feel that this is not the issue.
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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84620

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Here ends my MAC knowledge - probably not useful right now - but other MAC users work with dual screens so it must be possible? Hope you can sort it out, sorry I can't help.
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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84679

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I was wondering if the One-on-One Training ($60/half-hour) offered by LW Store would be a way to solve my multiple monitor questions? Truly, I am thinking seriously of making the switch to LW. In the short time I have tried it out it has proved far more stable than the current NLE I am using. Given what my time is worth, if this was an avenue that would solve the issue (one way or another), it might be worth a shot.

Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 3 years, 5 months ago #84721

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I think a lot of new users misunderstand the Lightworks multi-monitor options. Yes, the desktop can sometimes be dragged across two or more monitors but in my experience, (and I use four monitors) it's a pretty sloppy way to work.

1) With only one monitor connected to Lightworks, (eg: working on a laptop) selecting the F12 key automatically switches that monitor full screen.

2) With two monitors connected at start-up, F12 will display a full screen image on the second monitor whilst the first can be configured for efficient GUI workspace. I like to use a 1920x1200 or higher resolution monitor for GUI with only small windows open for the editing screens. Regularly switching F12 'full screen' to a second monitor operating at the native resolution of your source material (eg: HD) offers an accurate reference, without any scaling artifacts. It is important to note that this display will only be at 8bit resolution, irrespective of whether your second monitor is accurately calibrated or not.

Ideally, the addition of a supported third party 'hardware' I/O card from BlackMagic, Aja or Matrox will allow monitoring on a second display at 10bit or greater resolution. Used in conjunction with a colour managed 10bit monitor, this setup offers an essential reference for anybody who needs to care about picture quality and colour accuracy.
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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 7 months, 1 week ago #159004

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I have a laptop (smaller screen better at colors), and a bigger 2nd screen on HDMI. Is there a simple way to do as you suggest, but have F12 open the full screen playback image on the 1st screen - edit screen dragged onto the big 2nd screen on HDMI?

Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 7 months, 1 week ago #159005

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The multiple screens don't work with the fixed layout in V14, only the flexible layout, I gather it maybe on the things to do list.

Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 7 months, 1 week ago #159018

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Doofer wrote:
Is there a simple way to do as you suggest, but have F12 open the full screen playback image on the 1st screen - edit screen dragged onto the big 2nd screen on HDMI?

Not that I'm aware of inside Lightworks. Lightworks will use the primary monitor for editing and the secondary one for full screen display. If you set up your large monitor as your primary then it should work. But that's an operating system adjustment.

briandrys wrote:
The multiple screens don't work with the fixed layout in V14, only the flexible layout, I gather it maybe on the things to do list.

They do for me - just checked.
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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 7 months, 1 week ago #159027

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Alternatively, you can try this:

1. From cogs menu of Project Browser (Local Projects, the starting window) deselect "User Interface.Fullscreen window"
2. Drag the Lightworks window to your HDMI monitor and maximize it (using OS tools).
3. Enter a project, open a viewer press F12 to see which monitor displays fullscreen preview.
4.If needed, from cogs menu of Project Browser, use "User Interface.Fullscreen preview monitor" to change position of fullscreen preview.

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Re: [SOLVED] Multiple monitors 7 months, 1 week ago #159034

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I thought that needed to be manually set each time that you launched Lightworks, and that you had to have full screen off to start with. It's not something that I need to do so I've never needed to check.
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