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Live's Dual Monitor Support

  • Live Versions: 9.1 and later
  • Operating System: ALL

As of version 9.1, Live can now display a second window.

When working with two monitors at the same time, this allows you to see the Session/Arrangement and Clip/Device Views simultaneously, or dedicate a single monitor to detailed MIDI clip editing.

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Live 9.1 with Second Window in a dual monitor setup

If there is only one large monitor available, the second window can be used to work with different views at the same time.

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Live 9.1 with Second Window in a single monitor setup

The second window can be enabled easily from the View Menu → Second Window.

In the Live manual, please find more information on enabling this option, on how this affects Session and Arrangement View and how the Clip Overview works with this feature.

When using the Second Window option, please keep the following in mind:

  • Live's Browser and the Info View will be shown in Live's main window. You can of course drag the main window to any of your monitors.
  • Entering Full Screen mode is only possible on the main window.
  • Live can't show the Clip View or the Device View on both windows at the same time. That means that Clip View will be on one display while Device View is on the other. They can be swapped between each window by pressing Shift + Tab.
  • "Show/Hide Detail View" from the View menu will be applied in the window that currently has the focus.
  • The File menu item "Close Window" won't be available if Live's main window has the focus. It will close the second window if this one has the focus.

Related tags: gui