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Metro across Multiple Displays?

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. You just have to know how to deal with it (clicking on the desktop tile).

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  2. #12


    I have installed Win8 (with 2 monitors fully working previously under Win7), but now I can't get them both to work together. After several restarts, updates, and attempts at changing the display choices; I'm still outta luck. Upon my last bootup, both monitors were showing the exact same thing, but the right one is the only one that fully came to the Start/Metro screen. My left one is black. And if I unplug the right monitor, my left one will come on with the Start/Metro screen...leaving the right one black. Upon re-plugging the "black" monitor back in, no amount of detection with bring either back to life.

    I know Win8 knows my 2 models are there because it has shown them each in the Display area. But only one monitor will let me change my display settings. There is no "Project to other monitor" option. There is no Dual Display choice...even with both are plugged in and showing the exact same thing.

    Do I need to do a reinstall of Win8?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    I have a similar problem but not with the Metro but with the apps within metro. Any Video streaming app opened on any screen other than my Main display. Main Display is defined as the one windows shows the task bar. So if I want to watch netflix or hulu I have to change my main display to my TV otherwise I will receive errors. To make things worse the same symptoms apply when I'm using the browser to watch Netflix, however i can watch hulu. I've wiped my video drivers, re-installed silver-light, and did a clean win 8 install. Is anyone else having these issues. I have 3 monitors with 2 560 geforce SLI video cards. Any Ideas.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    there's a third way to move the start screen to another monitor:

    the first 2 were described by Mystere:
    1) drag a metro app window to the other monitor
    2) win+page up or win+page down

    3) move the mouse cursor to the bottom left corner of the desired monitor so that the start preview shows and then left-click.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    I don't think it's possible Win8 was just release officially I think it can be done but it may not be done due to low interest.
    You can make Start-Metro screen be on a certain screen by going into desktop>right click>resolution. Change your main display, also you can move the displays around for your convenience.

    You can also download AMD CCC software and enable eyefinity and have metro-start show on all 3 screen. Which is what I have done, I have presets set up to switch between eyefinity and regular extended.

    These are your only options concerning metro-start
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    eyefinity is an interesting option. never thought of that.

    but the idea of going to your display settings and changing around your displays (primary, secondary, switching positions, etc.) is a bad cumbersome idea. that's like saying if you want the start screen on the right side, physically move the monitor with the start screen to the right side.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Yeah I didn't really like that moving around the main display and such, I tried. I highly recommend Eyefinity to group up your monitors and make windows treat it as a single large display. You can have multiple presets saved, so that you can always change the way your screens work depending on what your doing. I have 4, 1 where my Plasma TV is the active one(movie time), 1 for extended dual screen, 2 for eyefinity one with bezel compensation and one without. Anyways I feel I am off topic if you need help let us know or send me a PM.
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