I have a problem with the drop down menus in corel photopaint X4. If I right-click in the active screen of the programme, the drop down menu appears on my other monitor, which is very annoying.
Does anybody know how to solve this?
I guess it could be done by changing some numbers in the registry entry for the placement of the menu, but I don't know where to find those entries in the register. So, anyone?
p.s. sorry for the rotated picture, but the site only allows 680x1000 which sucks for a printscreen of two monitors.
How do you have your dual display setup under Microsoft's Windows? (i.e.: Extend Desktop to both monitors, etc.)? From the attachment that you provided, it looks like you are running the CGS on the secondary monitor and when you do a right click that results in a pop-up menu, it will appear on the main monitor. Is this intentional? (I mean, is it intentional to have the CGS on the secondary monitor and not on the primary monitor?)
I have indeed an extended desktop, with the laptopscreen set as primary. The thing is, I have a tablet which has the proportions of the secondary monitor (wacom A5), so I prefer to use the programme on the extended monitor.
And since I use my laptop on different places, I assume that it should be configured as primary monitor. This way I plug the second monitor on, press the 'on' button on my laptop and everything works.
Maybe I can look if setting the extended monitor to primary resolves the issue...But I still prefer that the menu appears always on the right monitor.
I found that setting my external monitor to primary, the problem does not occur. But is sure is not ideal, since I want my laptop to be primary, otherwise my icons move and my wallpaper goes crazy.
So if anyone has got an idea how to solve this (pressing F8 at startup of photopaint didn't work either)
Has exactly the same effect here as you describe. It will need to be listed as a bug.
I should add that it's the same in X5 but only with PP, Draw is fine, so it's been hanging around for a while.
I tried this with X4 and with X5 versions of CGS. I opened Draw and placed it on the secondary monitor. I then did right click on objects and the pop-up menus appeared on the same monitor. I used the menus and the sub-menus from the menu bar, and the drop-downs appeared only on the secondary monitor.
Since I did this on a Windows 7 (32 bit) system and everything seemed to work as expected, I suspect that it is external to Corel Graphics Suite.
What O/S are you running? (Vista or Win 7, from your desktop picture.) And what video graphics are you using? (Intel, NVidia or ATI?)