Bridge: better multiple monitor support

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Lightroom 4 has dual monitor support from the front screen and menu items - why doesn't Photoshop / Bridge CS6? Many people must be using dual monitors with CS6 but saving the workspace is at best a work round in Photoshop CS6 and in Bridge it's a hassle to get things to open up on the correct screens.
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Ian Wishart

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop has had multiple monitor support for over 15 years, and doesn't restrict you to just 2. (in fact, CS6 fixed a bug that had limited Photoshop to only 6 displays)

What are you missing in Photoshop for multiple monitor support?
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Chris - thanks for the prompt reply. I have dual Eizo monitors and in Photoshop CS6 I have the main image opening up on the left monitor and the tools / panels on the right hand monitor. I've saved the workspace. This opens up when I launch CS6 and everything works as it should. It's Windows 7 by the way.

The problem is that I want the same thing to happen in Bridge but I can't figure out how to do it.

I want to open the preview window on the left monitor full size and have the folders, Exif details and so on on the right monitor.
So far I've done the following -
With Bridge open - Window>New Synchronized Window

That then gives me two windows one on top of the other on the left monitor and I have to drag one of them to the right monitor.
I've arranges the workspaces to suit and saved them as Left and Right.

However if I close Bridge and launch it again it reverts back to the two windows one on top of the other on the left monitor and I have to drag the Right workspace to the right hand monitor. I also continue to get the Content panel appearing - there doesn't seem to be a menu option to switch it off.

It's annoying to have to do this each time - is there a way round this without buying 3rd party software?
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AH, ok. I'll change the title to reflect that this is a request for Bridge.
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OK - thanks for that.