Run games on secondary monitor?

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  1. jeffmorris

    jeffmorris Ancient Guru

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    I have Nvidia Geforge GTX 970 card. I got a ViewSonic VA2703 27" monitor as a secondary monitor to my LG Flatron E2742 27" primary monitor. My computer runs Windows 10. Before getting the ViewSonic monitor, I had to move my LG monitor over to the space on my computer desk where my Logitech G27 wheel/pedal set is. How do I run games so that they show up on secondary monitor instead of primary monitor?
     
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    Steam's Big Picture mode let's you do it easily. Other than that I'm not sure.
     
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    Unless the game has a built in setting for which display the game is run on you will constantly have to switch which monitor is the primary monitor in NCP..
     
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    How can I use Steam's Big Picture Mode? When I tried to use it, it showed up on primary monitor instead of secondary monitor.
     

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    In Big picture mode

    Settings / Display / Resolution / Target Monitor
     
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    I think that Steam's Big Picture Mode works on games that I bought from Steam and doesn't work on games that I bought elsewhere. Any suggestions?
     
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    There is an option for adding non steam titles to launch them through Steam instead of through Windows. It basically acts as a shortcut. No Steam features.
     

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