I work on a multi-monitor setup and until now I have been using Blender on a single monitor. Sometimes though, like when texturing, having a multi monitor setup is ideal. I had always thought Blender offered no support for working across multiple monitors, how wrong I was! Not only can any window be duplicated to its own window, it is laughably simple to do!
You know that little tab thing in the top corner of each Blender window you use for splitting and merging Blender windows? ( If not, check this out. )
Well, all you need to do is left click and drag while holding down shift and it will duplicate that viewport into it’s own window.
As you can see ( after doing this a couple times ), each looks like a completely different instance of Blender to Windows:
However, if you look in Task Manager, Blender is still a single process:
You can now split blender into as many windows, across as many monitors as you want. Here is Blender split out into 4 separate windows, while the original window is on the bottom left.
Changes in one window will immediately be reflected in all the other Windows. NOTE! Closing the original window will close all the torn off windows, but closing a torn off window will do nothing ( more than close that window ).
It’s simple, as simple as a Left Click-Shift-Drag, but it will completely change the way I work!
Know doubt the majority of you knew this little feature, I certainly didn’t. Hopefully it proves as enlightening to some of you as it was for me!