TweetDeck and Dual Monitors Equals Missing TweetDeck
I just ran into a problem that took me a while to solve. Upon installing Tweetdeck on my XP system at home, which has a dual monitor setup (land isn’t the only real estate I’m interested in,) I experienced two problems.
1. Firstly, the Tweetdeck window opened with icons only, and no tweet columns. I could manipulate the windows, maximize, move, restore, and minimize, but was unable to interact at all with it.
Solution: Use the Log Out/Change Password button to ‘disengage’ Tweetdeck and force a new logon. This will reset the application and allow you to actually use the program.
2. The second problem caught me by surprise, and to my knowledge, is a common problem amongst those of us with dual monitor setups. When I re-opened Tweetdeck, I was prompted to login, but then after logging in, the windows sort of disappeared. The taskbar showed that TweetDeck was running, but the application was nowhere to be seen on screen. If I right clicked the application in the task bar, I could maximize the application, but I was unable to move or resize the window. If I restored, I noticed that the minimize animation quickly shuttled the window from the upper left (Monitor 1) down below monitor 2, but off screen, so i couldn’t see where it was nor access it.
Solution: Maximize TweetDeck by right clicking TweetDeck in the Taskbar. Once the application is maximized, click the third button from the right on the TweetDeck toolbar which is designed to show the application in “Single Column Mode.” This promptly solved my problem, restored the window to the primary monitor (Monitor 1) and allowed me to resize it and move it where I wanted it. Problem solved.