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How Can I Move the Options Bar to my Second Monitor?

Nov 14, 2018

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I've moved all my palettes to my second monitor, so that my main iMac monitor, with the Apple menus at the top, shows only my image. But the Options Bar does not seem to offer any way to move it to that second monitor. There's no grab area at the left of the bar, for example.

How can I move it to my second monitor?

I'm running Mac OS X Mojave and Photoshop CC 2019.

Thanks for any help.

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How Can I Move the Options Bar to my Second Monitor?

Nov 14, 2018

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I've moved all my palettes to my second monitor, so that my main iMac monitor, with the Apple menus at the top, shows only my image. But the Options Bar does not seem to offer any way to move it to that second monitor. There's no grab area at the left of the bar, for example.

How can I move it to my second monitor?

I'm running Mac OS X Mojave and Photoshop CC 2019.

Thanks for any help.

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That doesn't seem to tell me how to move the options bar, does it?

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Yes, but it shows even when you will do it somehow a new problem will most possibly arise. Try with one monitor to see it.

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I think it might be simplest to just leave things as they are.

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But I still don’t know how to move the options bar if I don’t care about that bug.

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Someone with multimonitor perhpas will show up. I could only help in understanding why something else can be problem.

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I don't know about Mac but in Windows this is not possible.

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Might easily be true for the Mac, too. I'm going to ignore the issue.

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I've managed to do it with Windows by dragging the application window to a different monitor, and dragging a tabbed document window back to my main screen.  It was a bugger putting back together again, so thanks for that.

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Yes, this all became an issue when I moved my menu bar back to my main monitor, and all the palettes etc. all migrated, too -- to the wrong place. I had to rearrange everything by hand all over again.

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Can't you save workspace to load / reset it when needed?

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Sure -- Workspaces work like normal. Just can't move that Options Bar to the second monitor.

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At the far left of the Tool Options Bar there is a place to grab and drag/move.

Looks like ten dashes.

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krinkly2009  wrote

Yes, this all became an issue when I moved my menu bar back to my main monitor, and all the palettes etc. all migrated, too -- to the wrong place. I had to rearrange everything by hand all over again.

I didn't dot the 'i's and cross the 't's as I didn't think I needed to, but it does what you ask as I described it.

You obviously need to arrange the panels and save as a new workspace, but if you close and reopen Photoshop it will remember, or you can invoke your new workspace.

It is a slightly problematic that new docs will initially appear in the  second monitor, but as long as you leave a tiny gap above you rearranged panels, you can quickly drag to the main screen.  Having docs arranged 'Floating in windows' makes this easier.

I personally think this would be a PITA, but you can't separate the options bar from the main app window and menus so it is what it is.

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Nov 15, 2018

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I wasn't home when I made the last post.

Here it is with an external monitor with the picture on the main MacBook Pro screen w/menu bar and the panels including the tool options bar on the secondary monitor.

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