Solved

the Windows 8 start menu

Posted on 2013-01-06
9
366 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-18
Dear all,

right now I am testing Windows 8, it seems that for any dual display PC, the start screen can only exist on one monitor, how to fix it to make the start screen extend to the second display ?

DBA100.
0
Comment
Question by:marrowyung
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:IanTh
IanTh earned 200 total points
ID: 38748305
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38748498
The start menu still doen't work.  anything else ? it still shows on the first screen when I press the start key.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:IanTh
ID: 38748521
what do you mean the is no start key (start menu) in windows 8
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Iphonehelper earned 300 total points
ID: 38748567
Sorry to tell you but you can only show start screen on one monitor :/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38758696
Iphonehelper,

"Sorry to tell you but you can only show start screen on one monitor "

yes, this is very good answer but very disappointed ! you know I can still click the icon on the other monitor.

But the screen can be locked without any problem.

Any URL saying "Sorry to tell you but you can only show start screen on one monitor ", this is not very good use, agree ?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Iphonehelper
ID: 38758797
First to be sure, i think you mean "start Screen" not "start menu"
Start menu was for windows 7 and older
Anyway,i did some searching to find the link you wanted, and i found:

1 this link shows you how to switch start menu from the first monitor to the second http://superuser.com/questions/480506/windows-8-start-screen-on-secondary-monitor

2 this link is the link you asked for http://superuser.com/questions/526128/is-the-windows8-start-screen-capable-of-spanning-2-monitors 
And this URL http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-multimonitor-143027
Sorry for my english
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38773878
so no way to make the start screen appear on both screen anyway ?
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:IanTh
ID: 38773911
there was a way in windows 7 so I think the dev for this is working on a windows 8 version
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38777000
IanTh,

"there was a way in windows 7 so I think the dev for this is working on a windows 8 version"

So how ?

I think I have to complian about this XXXX behaviour
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Graphics card for a new Dell 5810 workstation 16 104
Formatting a new 4TB Seagate drive 11 62
Determine exact dimensions of screen 5 45
Windows updates batch files 7 42
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
How to record audio from input sources to your PC – connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 – both 32 bit & 64.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question