Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Main Display Issue with Metro Apps

  1. #1


    Nearby... In an astronomical sense.
    Posts : 43
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional

    Main Display Issue with Metro Apps


    Greetings!

    I'm having a little issue with my Screen Setup and I was wondering if there's a fix to that.

    But lets explain how it all started:
    I recently upgraded from to Photoshop CC after seeing a YouTube Video with someone working on the same Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch I have using the newly introduced Experimental Touch features of PS CC.

    Turns out it didn't worked THAT well on mine.

    Panning, Zooming and Rotation in PS CC is totally screwed like the axis of them being totally off or outside my Screen and thus causing my Workspace to vanish off screen which is REALLY annoying.

    Working with the Issue for a while I noticed that the issue could be related to me using multiple Monitors unlike the Video which only used one and the Cintiq with the Touch Interface NOT being either the center or rather the Main Monitor of the Setup.

    Bm! - Having the Cintiq not as the Main Monitor causes Photoshop CC to relocate the Rotational, Zoom and Move Axis to the Main Monitor and thus cause this agonizing behavior.

    Problem is... With the Cintiq now set as the Main Monitor every Metro App I use ( including the Start Screen ) opens out of my normal Field of View.

    Question:
    Taking the picture below as an example - Is there a setting that allows me to keep the Cintiq ( 2 ) to be the Main Monitor because of Photoshop while having Metro Apps open by default on the Center Monitor ( 1 ) ?


    I do know that hitting the Windows button in the Task bar will open the Start Screen on the screen it was hit and all Metro Apps opened from there will also open on the now active screen but working like this is kind of cumbersome as I prefer to use a Mouse button ( or the Keyboard Windows Key ) with the Windows Key assigned and there it just doesn't work like I want.

    Thanks in Advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I run three displays on my desktop PC. Metro Apps launch on the screen you click the tile on. If you launch them from the Start Screen, they open on the monitor you opened the Start Screen on. If you opened them from a ICON pinned to your taskbar, they open on the monitor you clicked the short cut on. For most people they will open on the monitor that is set as your main screen. If you set your taskbar to show on all monitors and set it to display the program Icons on all displays you can open it on what ever monitor you want by clicking the icon for that app on the monitor you want it to open on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Nearby... In an astronomical sense.
    Posts : 43
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional


    I already tried the All Taskbar Thing but I'm not really happy with this solution as I'm rather unwilling to fill my Taskbar with like two dozen of the most frequently used Links just for the sake of having them open on the right Screen.

    If someone knows of a Setting or maybe a third Party application that allowes to Change this behaviour I'd be thankfull.

    After all I'm not expecting a quick fix for this from either Adobe, Microsoft or Wacom... Who ever is responsible for this Kind of behavior.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, I missed that last line of your post under the screen shot. Pressing the Windows LOGO key + shift + an arrow key will move the open App from screen to screen. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. It would be nice if Apps remembered what screen they were last used on and launched from there when opened again. Like desktop programs do.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Main Display Issue with Metro Apps
Related Threads
Running Windows 8.1. Have admittedly modified it quite heavily but perhaps someone could point me to the root of what I have screwed up. Pretty much, any apps which have the purple wheel splash screen do not load (presumably crash). Normal windows settings work fine. Windows applications and...
How to Change Your Main Display in Windows 8 and 8.1 If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then this tutorial will show you how to make any display your main display in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. You can also drag and drop the monitors to...
Windows 8.1 and Metro Apps Issue in Software and Apps
I recently installed windows 8.1 and now none of the default and apps that I installed don't work, I have tried to refresh but even the pc settings doesn't open, I really want to avoid deleting all my stuff so if someone has a solution that would be great if you need any more information reply...
Hi guys, just found out this place, seems to be a good forum so I try it here. Last night I got hold of a 27" BenQ GL2750HM, so far so good. I have my main display from the DVI port to HDMI port on the screen and my secondary screen is my 60" TV which is connected through HDMI port on the...
How to Set Start Screen to Open on Last or Main Display when Pressing Windows key in Windows 8.1 If you have more than on display for your PC, then this tutorial will show you how to set your Start screen to show only on your main display or any last display closed on when you press the Windows...
Weird Metro Apps Issue in Software and Apps
Hey, I am new to Windows 8. I kinda like the Modern UI, but sadly now every time I open a Modern App it crashes to Desktop and I have to launch it a second time for it to work .... I completely disabled UAC and Windows Firewall as I hate them totally annoying. I read on here that UAC is...
Hi everyone, would sure welcome some assistance in troubleshooting this issue...... Installed 64 Bit Windows 8 Pro as a clean install having previously been using Windows 7 (user profiles customized to my liking as per tutorial guidance on SevenForums and detailed below). My setup is as...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook