I can open a new window and move it to the second monitor but it will only display the same editor screen as the original window.

How can I get it to show a different one e.g. layout on one and modelling on the other? I am running windows 10.

Sorry I should have said show OBJECT MODE in one and EDIT MODE in the other, when I click the mode button on one monitor the mode changes on both monitors

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    $\begingroup$ While you can detach editor windows by holding the Shift key while dragging them out, and in this way, display them on other monitors, I wouldn't think there's a way to display Object Mode and Edit Mode at the same time in any case. Due to how Blender functions on a fundamental level, it seems that we are expected to finish interacting with any one mode before interacting with another. To have two modes both displayed at once would invite the possibility of interacting with both once, which could potentially invite all manner of issues. $\endgroup$
    – R-800
    Mar 16, 2021 at 15:09

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Sure you can do that! I do it all the time.

When you drag out a new window, simply hold down Shift, at the same time, and that will tear that window away from the main interface! You can then move that new window to your other monitor and set it to what you like.

To change it to what you like, simply select this icon here: Example

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    $\begingroup$ Did... not... know that. Thanks! :) $\endgroup$
    – R-800
    Mar 16, 2021 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ No problem. Glad to help! $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2021 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ maybe this answers that question from the other day $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2021 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ wow....didn't know that too! Blender is just AMAZING!!! ;) $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Mar 16, 2021 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Why would you need to do that? $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2021 at 14:26

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