troubleshooting Question

Win 8 - Issue with window position when launched from taskbar

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Good Afternoon,
Quick question regarding launching programs from the taskbar in windows 8

Background:
I recently loaded windows 8 on my desktop that has four monitors setup (stacked two on top of the other two).  I have the taskbar setup to show taskbar buttons on all monitors.  Whenever I launch a program from one of the taskbars on any monitor, the program launches in the same position it was in last time it was running (which is rarely on the same monitor I just launched it from).

Problem:
This is driving me crazy.  With 4 monitors. I cant remember where I last had the application open, plus I'm constantly moving windows around to different monitors, so its like a guessing game on where that app will open.  Its even worse because when I decide what monitor I want the program to be on, I subconsciously see the taskbar and think "oh I should click on the icon over on that monitor to launch the program there".  and after I drag my  mouse over there to launch it,  it opens on some other monitor!  
I know this is the same way windows 7 worked, but in windows 7 I only could launch a program from the default screen so there was no confusion, and no wasted time dragging my mouse around all the different screens.
What is the point of having the taskbar on all my monitors if when I open something it shows up on a different monitor anyway.

Question:
Is there a way to disable programs from remembering where they were last opened, and instead have them launch from whatever monitor I launch them from?
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