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primary monitor: 19" widescreen Acer
secondary: 17" Dell
Both LCDs

The secondary is on the left of the primary. I downloaded Ultramon and it's great but it's lacking 2 features I really want: I need a Start button and the Quick Launch toolbar to be displayed on the secondary's taskbar. I also need the desktop icons to be displayed on the secondary monitor, but to be placed differently because of the different resolutions. Any way I can do this?

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Also, why does Firefox open in the secondary monitor instead of the primary no matter where I close it?
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because firefox sucks!!!
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because firefox sucks!!!
Blasphemy!:swearing:
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because firefox sucks!!!
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So does anyone know how I can do what I want with the icons and taskbar? And how can I get FF to open on the primary monitor?
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post #6 of 14
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Also, why does Firefox open in the secondary monitor instead of the primary no matter where I close it?
I don't have that problem with Firefox. It always opens in my primary. When I use IE (which is very rarely), I will get that problem. Might have something to do with setting your primary browser??? Don't know.

Edit: Goto options for firefox and set firefox as your default browser. It might help.
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I don't have that problem with Firefox. It always opens in my primary. When I use IE (which is very rarely), I will get that problem. Might have something to do with setting your primary browser??? Don't know.
Actually I just fixed that by going to the FF shortcut properties and clicking the Ultramon tab and changing it to manually open in primary. But I still can't get the Start button, quick launch, or icons to show on the secondary.
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What you need to do is swap the two monitors. Either physically by putting the one you want to have the desktop icons and taskbar on the left (to be primary) and the secondary would be on the right. If not physically, you just have to set the one on the left to be primary.
Since both of your monitors are not the same size, only one will show the taskbar if you used extended desktop. In this case, primary should be on left and secondayr should be on the right.

Edit
I believe the answers to both your questions are no, they cannot be in secondary. You would have to set the one you want to have the icons and taskbar/quick launch toolbar to be the primary. It's primary for a reason, the secondary is just space to see other stuff.
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What you need to do is swap the two monitors. Either physically by putting the one you want to have the desktop icons and taskbar on the left (to be primary) and the secondary would be on the right. If not physically, you just have to set the one on the left to be primary.
Since both of your monitors are not the same size, only one will show the taskbar if you used extended desktop. In this case, primary should be on left and secondayr should be on the right.

Edit
I believe the answers to both your questions are no, they cannot be in secondary. You would have to set the one you want to have the icons and taskbar/quick launch toolbar to be the primary. It's primary for a reason, the secondary is just space to see other stuff.
The way my desk is, I can only have it on the right. And it does have an extended taskbar, just not the start button. Well I didn't think there was a way to do this, so oh well.
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post #10 of 14
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The way my desk is, I can only have it on the right. And it does have an extended taskbar, just not the start button. Well I didn't think there was a way to do this, so oh well.
Wouldn't your problem be solved if you switch the order. Currently you have it like this

[Secondary][Primary]

Just swap it to

[Primary][Secondary]

I don't mean to swap it physically. But you can do it in Windows/software.
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