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Windows 8 Metro Closes When Application Clicked on Other Monitor

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If I have Windows 8 Metro up on my primary monitor and I click something such as an email on my secondary monitor, the Windows 8 Metro disappears and brings me to the desktop.

Is there any way of clicking anything on the secondary monitor and keeping Windows 8 Metro up on the primary monitor?

As I'm clicking the secondary, I don't need the primary to show the desk top.  In fact, when this happens, after I'm finished with the secondary monitor task, I have to hit the window key to go back to Metro every time.
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Question by:csandlin
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as best I can tell you cant stop this from happening.

I similarly would like the metro interface to stay on one of my monitors as it is almost useful to see all the updating tiles to get an overview of what is happening, but then actually work on the desktop on my other monitors.

Given the metro interface is basically a big start menu this makes some sense as in Windows 7 (XP etc) I would not have been able to keep the start menu open while still working.

A convoluted work around would be to have a second windows 8 running in a virtual machine. Then as the virtual machine is a desktop APP you could keep it on one screen and then your other apps would work around it. Just requires another win 8 license, but may provide the functionality you (we) are after.
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Agreed - as I understand it - and I've talked to others - MVPs, Microsoft employees, this is NOT possible but IS something I've heard before.  Kinda funny - many people HATE Metro, yet those that seem to like it are annoyed it won't stay... it's like MS managed to annoy everyone!  If enough people ask for this, there might be an update that could allow it but I want to make it clear - this is PURE speculation on my part.
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