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Language: Java Language
Expertise: Beginner
Jul 27, 1998

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Java and Dual Monitor Unix Workstations

Question:
I have a question regarding use of dual monitor Unix workstations to display Java screens. Specifically, can I display the mainscreen on one monitor and the popup on another monitor?

Answer:
Within a Java application you cannot make windows appear on multiple screens without writing platform-specific native code. From the command line on a Unix system running the X Window system, you can make your Java application appear on a different screen by setting your DISPLAY environment variable to reference the appropriate screen. Your first screen should be hostname:0.0, your second should be hostname:0.1, and so on.

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