Start8, is this supposed to happen?

By on June 12, 2013 11:08:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

trparky

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I have a secondary monitor on my desktop and on that other monitor I have Windows 8 showing another taskbar.  Obviously I have Start8 putting another Start Menu Button on that other taskbar.  When I click on the Start Menu button on the secondary taskbar, the Start Menu shows up on the secondary monitor but the taskbar on the primary monitor pops up as well as if I clicked on the primary monitor's Start Menu and the Start Menu was simply moved from the primary to the secondary.

Is this supposed to happen?

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June 12, 2013 12:18:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Does this act the same way without Start8 loaded.

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June 12, 2013 1:50:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Without Start8, there isn't a start menu button on the secondary taskbars to begin with so I can't test with it.

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1. Go to secondary monitor's taskbar, not the primary monitor.
2. Press the Start button.
3. Notice how the taskbar on the primary monitor popped up even though you didn't do anything with it.  The Start Menu does still show up on the correct monitor, the secondary one.

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June 13, 2013 10:25:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is this supposed to happen?

Somehow I expect it is.  I don't have 8 on a 2-monitor setup so cannot verify, but I imagine that's a 'forced feature' of how Windows 8 'works' ...

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June 13, 2013 10:52:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I am running Windows 8 right now on dual monitors and this problem does not occur at all.

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June 13, 2013 10:54:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'll give 'er a shot and report back.

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June 13, 2013 11:47:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I tried it on another computer, my notebook.  I connected my big TV as a secondary monitor via HDMI and I made a Start Menu button on the secondary display.  As soon as I clicked the Start Menu button, the taskbar on the primary display popped up, nothing showed, it just popped up.  Mind you, I have both taskbars setup to autohide.

Is this normal?

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June 13, 2013 11:54:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I tried and I can't replicate it.

 

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June 13, 2013 12:05:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yup. Doing it here too.  Win8 Pro 64 bit.

Video is wide, scroll right.

 

http://screencast.com/t/Z3n8SSaE

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June 13, 2013 12:19:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK, at least I'm not the only one with this issue.  Maybe it's normal to have this happen.

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June 13, 2013 1:36:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have also seen this happen.

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