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Win 8.1 - How to Move Start Screen to Secondary Monitor?

  1. #11

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    If you right click the taskbar and go to properties, there are some options under the Navigation Tab to look at. The "Show Start on the display I'm using when I press the Windows logo key" might work for you.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Interesting... I'll have to try that option. Thanks again for the input.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    What I did was to hit "Shift + Win + < or >" and it moves to what ever screen you want. Also, if you click on taskbar properties and select "Show start on the Display I'm Using" and then install "classic shell", and it will give you back a free Windows 7 like start menu. Inside that classic Start menu is the "Start Screen" button, click on that from what ever monitor you want and the start screen will launch onto that monitor only, then launch what ever Metro App you desire and it to will launch onto that screen. This seems to remember its location so long you always launch the app or start screen from the Start Menu on the monitor you desire.

    I searched long and hard for a way to always launch the Netflix App onto my secondary monitor, which is a 55" 1080p TV. This works perfectly.

    Note: You can also put any Metro App locked into the new Start Button menu, so that it will always launch on the monitor you desire. No more keyboard shortcuts or dragging your apps to different monitors Single tap or single left-click and your app instantly opens where you want.
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