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SSMS pop-up windows/forms on same screen where SSMS window is active.

When right clicking in the object explorer on an element, i.e., "Tables" and wanting to perform an action such as filtering tables by going to Filter > Filter Settings, the filter settings form can appear on the other screen than where SSMS is currently active -- which is quite distracting.

I believe this is due to the initial position of SSMS on startup. If you move the SSMS window to another screen, the opening of forms/windows etc. will remain on the original screen and not follow the main SSMS window.

Watch this clip: https://d.pr/v/v7dq8v
Notice that you can only see the main screen where SSMS is active. I have to drag the pop-up window over.

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  • BTh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, and it is even weirder because at start the splash screen appears where it appeared the first time, but the SSMS itself appears where it appeared last, so it knows on which screen it should be, but the pop up windows don't... and neither does the splash screen. All Office apps do it correctly...

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