Revit View Tabs will not let you pull them to a second monitor

January 19, 2024 Paul Sills

With Revit the ability to pull a view tab out and pull it to another monitor there are some machine settings that are causing some users the inability to use this feature.


  • Update your video card. How to update your video card.
  • Try turning on/off hardware acceleration and Smooth lines with anti-aliasing. Here is a blog on how to access the hardware/graphics within Revit.
  • Delete as much as you can from the temp folder located here: C:\Users\your user profile folder\AppData\Local\Temp. If something will not let you delete it click Skip. 
  • Verify your windows registry setting for  DragHeight and DragWidth located in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop are set to the value of 4. Make sure to reboot your machine so the changes gets updated.
  • If you have two video cards go into the bios and disable the onboard graphics card. This should be done by your IT.

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Paul Sills

Sr. Support Specialist<br><br>Paul is responsible for client technical support as well as the set-up and configuring of plotters; support and service calls; and the installation, demonstration, and education of clients in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD P&ID, Advance Steel, Navisworks, Raster Design, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure and 3D Studio MAX. He draws upon his years of experience as a technical engineer to assist customers in the creation and implementation of standards, the set-up of plotter and pen styles and the creation of custom blocks.

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