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hey guys so I am still getting used to windows 8 but I am trying to get it to work better with dual monitors. I want to be able to use the "metro" or whatever it's called UI on the second monitor but everytime I click the desktop on the main monitor it closes the app UI... how do I fix this? Also is there anyway to change the size of apps? I don't like every app opening full screen,
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Anyone?
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no one is using windows 8 with two or more monitors?
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I think everyone using windows 8 (myself included) is trying to avoid METRO lol, not find out how to use it on more monitors smile.gif

www.stardock.com check out start8 and forget dat metro tongue.gif
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hey guys so I am still getting used to windows 8 but I am trying to get it to work better with dual monitors. I want to be able to use the "metro" or whatever it's called UI on the second monitor but everytime I click the desktop on the main monitor it closes the app UI... how do I fix this? Also is there anyway to change the size of apps? I don't like every app opening full screen,

Im doing triple monitors within the next few weeks here. I will PM you if I get it working. But as far as the full screen app thing goes, that is how metro works and not a whole lot you can do about it yet.

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I think everyone using windows 8 (myself included) is trying to avoid METRO lol, not find out how to use it on more monitors smile.gif
www.stardock.com check out start8 and forget dat metro tongue.gif

Not "everyone" just people who lack the intelligence to recognize that they really should just stick to windows 7 if you don't want to use metro. This is not new, when windows first came out people would just close windows and do everything in DOS because that is what they were used to.
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Im doing triple monitors within the next few weeks here. I will PM you if I get working. But as far as the full screen app thing goes, that is how metro works and not a whole lot you can do about it yet.
Not "everyone" just people who lack the intelligence to recognize that they really should just stick to windows 7 if you don't want to use metro. This is not new, when windows first came out people would just close windows and do everything in DOS because that is what they were used to.

Thanks It isSomething new so it is fun to play with. what I don't like the most isthat the app closes from the second screen when clicking something on the desktop. does
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Im doing triple monitors within the next few weeks here. I will PM you if I get it working. But as far as the full screen app thing goes, that is how metro works and not a whole lot you can do about it yet.
Not "everyone" just people who lack the intelligence to recognize that they really should just stick to windows 7 if you don't want to use metro. This is not new, when windows first came out people would just close windows and do everything in DOS because that is what they were used to.

windows 8 is not just win7 + metro as many make it out to be... there are plenty of preformance improvements and optimizations that make it worthwhile to upgrade for anyone for the price of $15 or now $40... its a great OS with a tablet UI, nothing wrong with that, most people right now are just choosing to avoid it

and its not like windows either because windows brought new functionality, metro is an app layer and that's really it, the only benefit it brings to the desktop is a streamlined UI across all platforms.

as for apps closing when you click on the desktop that is because windows 8 now sees the desktop as just another app. so as far as the OS is concerned you have an app on one screen (classic desktop) and metro start screen on the other. when you click on the desktop screen it activates that app system wide bringing it up on all screens.
as for getting metro to stretch across all screens I have searched before and have yet to find anyone who has done is successfully.
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windows 8 is not just win7 + metro as many make it out to be... there are plenty of preformance improvements and optimizations that make it worthwhile to upgrade for anyone for the price of $15 or now $40... its a great OS with a tablet UI, nothing wrong with that, most people right now are just choosing to avoid it
and its not like windows either because windows brought new functionality, metro is an app layer and that's really it, the only benefit it brings to the desktop is a streamlined UI across all platforms.
as for apps closing when you click on the desktop that is because windows 8 now sees the desktop as just another app. so as far as the OS is concerned you have an app on one screen (classic desktop) and metro start screen on the other. when you click on the desktop screen it activates that app system wide bringing it up on all screens.
as for getting metro to stretch across all screens I have searched before and have yet to find anyone who has done is successfully.

so basically we cant have like two apps open one on one screen and one on the other? lame... thats the only thing i don't like so far about windows 8 is the mulit tasking.... you cant even resize the apps when having two one one monitor it just makes one big and one small and useless..
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so basically we cant have like two apps open one on one screen and one on the other? lame... thats the only thing i don't like so far about windows 8 is the mulit tasking.... you cant even resize the apps when having two one one monitor it just makes one big and one small and useless..

correct. all metro apps are full screen (and single screen) apps and the metro layer only runs on a single screen because of this... i have yet to find a way to have apps on different screens. as soon as you drag one to another, the other screens reverts to the desktop app.
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