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How do I get start menu to open on secondary monitor?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    How do I get start menu to open on secondary monitor?

    I just had to reformat my hard drive and when I did I went ahead and updated to windows 8.1. I have everything set back up the way I like but I can't get the start menu to always open on my secondary monitor. I can set it to open on whatever monitor I'm currently using, but I only want it to open on the one specific monitor that ISN'T my main display.

    I've tried using windows key + shift + arrows and that moves the start menu to the right monitor, but only that time. When I reopen it, it just pops up on my main display.

    I've tried clicking on the bottom left of the second monitor and opening the start menu, but when I hit the windows key again it opens it on the main monitor.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello bs2100, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have the Show Start on the display I'm using when I press the Windows logo key box checked. With that box checked, when your press the , your Start screen should open on the same display it was last closed on.

    Start Screen - Open on Main or Last Display in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
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