Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


unable to keep live tiles open on multiple desktops

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    unable to keep live tiles open on multiple desktops


    Im running a 2 screen setup with my laptop and second monitor. I try to run the normal desktop on my main monitor and keep metro open on the laptop so I can keep an eye on the live tiles etc. However, when ever I click on anything on the main desktop, metro closes and opens up the last app I had open, making the multi desktop feature pretty useless.

    Does anyone know a way to stop this happening?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    I am in the same boat. I really want the metro UI open on my secondary display to view live tiles updates while running desktop applications on my primary monitor. Been looking high and low.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    I think the worst part is you cant have multiple apps open on different screens. You still have to work from the desktop if you want to do that. It kinda makes the live tiles and apps more of a gimmick than a tool...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by diggedy View Post
    I think the worst part is you cant have multiple apps open on different screens. You still have to work from the desktop if you want to do that. It kinda makes the live tiles and apps more of a gimmick than a tool...
    Exactly! I actually find live tiles useful and yet its crippled. I'm hoping a tweak or registry change fixes that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

unable to keep live tiles open on multiple desktops
Related Threads
Like how it looks like in W10. It looks amazing!
I'm torn between letting Windows 8.1 automatically sync to my Outlook.com account and use the interfaces provided in Windows 8? Or just add URLs (as apps for the start menu) for Outlook.com mail, calendar and people. The latter is a much better interface (IMO) and the only thing I seem to lose is...
Solved Windows Live Tiles in Customization
I was wondering, and please forgive me if this has been asked before, is there any way to create a live tile with a better picture? For instance, I install a program, not an app, and pin to Start, but the icon is ugly and shows a small icon of the program I pinned. I would like to add a graphic to...
Solved Live Tiles missing. in Software and Apps
A couple of weeks ago, my comp crashed, restarted & auto-updated at the same time. After this, almost all my live tiles including Mail, Photos, etc..are missing. I tried searching for them & was unable to find the app to pin it back to the start menu. I have no clue what happened? Any help would be...
multiple desktops in Software and Apps
Another missing feature from Windows 8 is multiple desktops configuration (If I am wrong, people will soon put me right!) I downloaded the Sysinternals Desktops.exe Desktops which works fine under XP and Windows 7, but is a partial failure under Windows 8 4944 Although there are 4...
Is it possible to change the Windows Live ID account name? I was also wondering if it is possible to select multiple tiles, and move them to somewhere else on the Start Screen. Thanks!
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook