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Something I just noticed with 8.1

  1. #1


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    Something I just noticed with 8.1


    So.. something I just noticed with 8.1, you can actually run Metro apps on multiple screens now. Including split-screening each one. I have three monitors, and found I could drag metro apps to each screen and they would stay there, and run.

    On top of that, Metro apps no longer appear on whatever screen the start page happens to be opened on.

    Of course, everyone knows you can now have arbitrary split screening as well.

    So I have 3 monitors, and I can have 6 Metro apps open in various sizes, or 5 metro apps and a desktop, or even 3 desktops and 3 metro apps, or 1 metro app and 2 desktops, or pretty much any combination...

    Not that this is something all that amazing... it's what should have been the case in Windows 8, but i'm amazed I haven't seen anyone mention this yet in any reviews or commentary.

    Wow, just discovered you do more than 2 apps (including desktop) on a screen as well... although it's not easy to figure out how to do this without touch, but here's an example:

    http://www.windows8core.com/wp-conte...dows-8.1-3.png

    There's an interesting video here:

    How Windows 8.1 has improved the multi-monitor support with apps & snap [Video]

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  2. #2


    It certainly is nice to be able to use as many built in abilities as possible.
    But, I must confess, Modernmix solved the multi-tasking problem for me. To take full advantage, you do need a large monitor, but, with multi monitors, the options are mind boggling.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    So.. something I just noticed with 8.1, you can actually run Metro apps on multiple screens now. Including split-screening each one. I have three monitors, and found I could drag metro apps to each screen and they would stay there, and run.

    On top of that, Metro apps no longer appear on whatever screen the start page happens to be opened on.

    Of course, everyone knows you can now have arbitrary split screening as well.

    So I have 3 monitors, and I can have 6 Metro apps open in various sizes, or 5 metro apps and a desktop, or even 3 desktops and 3 metro apps, or 1 metro app and 2 desktops, or pretty much any combination...

    Not that this is something all that amazing... it's what should have been the case in Windows 8, but i'm amazed I haven't seen anyone mention this yet in any reviews or commentary.

    Wow, just discovered you do more than 2 apps (including desktop) on a screen as well... although it's not easy to figure out how to do this without touch, but here's an example:

    http://www.windows8core.com/wp-conte...dows-8.1-3.png

    There's an interesting video here:

    How Windows 8.1 has improved the multi-monitor support with apps & snap [Video]
    All good info! Congrats on getting your new Power User's badge as well!

    Cheers!
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  4. #4


    Joisey
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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    With enough redefinition, refinement, hacking, and third party help metro apps may someday be able to make use of the screen as well as Microsoft's previous windowing system. You know, the one on that dated old desktop.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The full screen only one screen only Metro limitation was at the top of my list of things that needed fixing. This improvement has actually inspired me to have another go at running Windows 8(.1) on my desktop. I run dual monitors on that PC. So far I'm liking what I see.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    All good info! Congrats on getting your new Power User's badge as well!
    Huh? I don't have a power users badge....
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    All good info! Congrats on getting your new Power User's badge as well!
    Huh? I don't have a power users badge....
    You will have it tomorrow! Congratulations!
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    All good info! Congrats on getting your new Power User's badge as well!
    Huh? I don't have a power users badge....
    Look to the left.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ahh.. I guess I have it now.. Thanks.
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    Very nice feature, useful to multitask such as watching a youtube or listening to music while browsing.
    EDIT: Congrats Mystere
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