“noexpectations” made the following comment on AppleInsider:
MAC OS X is a pain for concurrent, multiple monitors. I move my app to the secondary screen but the command menu is stuck on top of the first screen. Is there a fix for this?
“DocNo42″ proposed the two solutions, as well as a vs. comparison to the experience on the Windows platform:
If you want to experience real pain, try two monitors on Windows. And if your really frisky, try three. Then try to mirror two displays on one while having a separate third. Trivial on the Mac (option drag one screen on top of another to mirror those two while leaving the third alone). Stuff I have taken for granted for *decades* on the Mac that Windows, even Windows 7, struggles to do well. I still run across video cards that won’t play video embedded in PowerPoint on the second display. Freaking 2010 and some video cards/drivers choke on this under Windows. Yeah “diversity”!
BTW – here is an excellent solution for you: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33264/secondbar.
Although personally I prefer this solution, pioneered by early Mac accessory maker E Machines when people complained about having to go to the top of the screen for the menu bar on the first of the large 21″ high resolution monitors back in the day – convert the menubar to a contextual menu: http://mac.brothersoft.com/dejamenu.html.
Works even better than the menubar in every menu that Windows does, and ironically is how the NeXT OS that OSX is based on worked. Middle mouse button FTW.