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jay54654
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I have tried searching but struggling with search for some reason.

So I have an imac 2015 connected to an external gpu running a Radeon card which is connected to an external monitor.

I have several steam games, one is company of heroes 2, it asks which monitor to use on startup. I select the second monitor and it used the egpu(does not use it if built in monitor selected)

The other games do not ask and all start on the inbuilt display. How do I force games to start on the external display? I can see the desktop on the 2nd display, if I want game to start on the external display I have to drag the menu bar across and make it the primary display which is a hassle to be honest.

Is there an easy way to get steam games to start on the 2nd monitor? I have tried some solutions but none work.

Thanks

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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ponqable
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what about right click on app -> get info -> "prefer external gpu"?

or are you asking for windows?

2012 Mac Mini Server [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 770 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.15.7 + Win10 (21H1)


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jay54654
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No that doesn't do anything, its not about preferring the external gpu its about getting steam games to start on the external monitor

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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