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Using 2 screens

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    Using 2 screens

    Hi. Am trying to run 2 monitors in Win 8 and whilst it recognises them, whenever I try and move say Chrome onto one then watch a video on the other it just closes Chrome then plays the video! And as you can't resize windows at all (that I can work out!) I can only do 1 thing at a time which is useless. Please help!

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  2. #2

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    you should be able to display any non metro app on the second screen.

    all metro apps open on the primary display and can not be moved from that display.

    if you don't mind a suggestion?
    use vlc to watch your video's or something similar.
    and chrome.

    keep to the desktop as well.

    and if this is what your doing already let me know and i'll have a look see if i can recreate the problem on my own system.

    just let us know what applications your using at the time, also if they are metro apps or not as well would be great.
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post

    all metro apps open on the primary display and can not be moved from that display.
    I am not sure what you mean by this ? I can open a metro app on primary display and I can move it to the secondary display by moving the mouse pointer to the top until I see a hand cursor and drag it toward the secondary screen.

    @Hatted. It does not close Chrome, Just overlay Chrome with the App. Just move the App to the secondary display as described above.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 Dec 2012 at 02:27.
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