Yep, thats what i do… but i like to quickly maximize the main Cubase screen and have everything else in view on the other monitor. Whilst still viewing the playback on the left monitor or MIDI editing.
Unmaximised and stretched actually kinda slows things down… and looks untidy for an anally rentive freak like myself.
I have 3 monitors. I open the MixConole with F3, rightclick on an empty spot and then click on ‘Full screen - Monitor x’.
Then your Mixconsole goes to that screen, fullscreen! Much better then what I had with Cubase 6.5.
Also, I just manually moved Cubase to fit on my other 2 screens. That way I have my project(lanes) right before me on the middle screen (Screen 1), the MixConsole on the left screen (Screen 3) and te plugins on the right screen (Screen 2).
I used to use 2 monitors, now 3. You can split the main window and the mixer to make the mixer cover 100% of monitor 2. That is what I do. I just dragged the mixer to monitor 2 and used the “full screen” option. I have all the tracks on monitor 1 and the mixer on number 2. I have also found a space for the VSTi list (the one with the F11 short cut) in the lower left corner of the mixer under the list of the mixer faders. I use the third monitor for plugins. This one is never “large enough” to show all plugs at the same time, so they stay on top of each other or I close down the ones not applicable at the time.
Only one thing I find annoying is that if you close a project with a full screen mixer and reopen the project, the mixer is gone and you have to call it up once more. If you on the other hand do not use the full screen mode, the mixer loads to the monitor as saved.