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Migrating Setups

  1. #1

    Los Angeles
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    Migrating Setups

    I didn't quite know where to put this, so off topic is close enough. I did try Win8 on a VM, but I don't want to go through the risk of running it native/

    I've become accustomed to having a 2 monitor setup and multitasking; my left monitor is work (source code, database layout, etc) or game/video, and my right monitor is viewing work, but most importantly, the general computer use. I'm concerned about Metro and how I use apps on my right monitor.

    For instance, right now I have Chrome with 8 tabs, mIRC running on top, WinAmp also running on top, in a layout that lets me access all three, and jump to Thunderbird and other apps quickly on the taskbar.

    What I'm concerned with is Metro-izing apps taking over the screen instead of letting me run multiple apps on top of each other (neverminding Explorer windows)...

    How is this doable in Win8?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    In its current implementation, Metro on a multi-monitor set-up is quite limited. Basically, the Metro start screen will run on one monitor only and any Metro application you run - it's only possible to run two Metro applications simultaneously - will run on the same screen. Whilst it's possible to choose which monitor to use for Metro, it cannon be extended. This may or may not change in later builds...
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