If you use a digital tablet, chances are good that you’ve run into the dual-monitor problem. Your tablet counts as one monitor and your computer’s monitor counts as another. When I work off my Mac Mini, this isn’t a problem. I disconnect the computer monitor, and fire up the tablet instead. But for an integrated system — like my studio’s iMac — the monitor is integrated into the computer. I’m sure I could disconnect it, but it’s actually pretty useful to have that second screen for image searches and other art essentials (like Pandora.com).
But then it happens. The software you’re using pops into the computer monitor, and — even if you drag it to the tablet monitor — the control bar and all of the dialog boxes appear in the computer monitor.
If you’re running OSX (10.9 / Mavericks), the solution is pretty simple.