Windows 10: App launch location when using multiple monitors

Discus and support App launch location when using multiple monitors in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey Everyone, I use multiple monitors while at work (As I assume most people do now). One quirk I have seen on Windows 8/8.1 and now Windows 10 is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Meeseeks, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Meeseeks Win User

    App launch location when using multiple monitors


    Hey Everyone,

    I use multiple monitors while at work (As I assume most people do now). One quirk I have seen on Windows 8/8.1 and now Windows 10 is how the start menu launches applications. Now that Windows has start menu access on all monitors is there a way to force the apps to launch on the monitor they are being launched from? For example, I use the start menu on Monitor 3 I would expect the app to launch on Monitor 3 not Monitor 1.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Meeseeks, Oct 14, 2015
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  2. Windows 10 PC - Applications do not open on the monitor I click their shortcuts on.

    • Extended
    • One of the Acer UHD 28" monitors, however the problem persists when I change the primary monitor to my laptop or the other UHD monitor.
    • When I started using multiple monitors on Windows 10.
    • Yes, when I only had one monitor, the app would open on the same monitor the start button was on that was used to open the app. After I added two additional monitors, apps would open in monitors other than the one in which the start button was used to open
      them.
     
    John_Mihalko, Oct 14, 2015
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  3. Pinned Icons move to the end when opened...instead of just showing the underline when they are open.

    I think it is not so much a problem with multiple monitors but with programs that launch other programs.

    I have the problem with all my PortableApps.com apps; all apps in PortableApps.com are started by launchers to make them portable.

    So when I pin the laucher to the taskbar, it will start the app, and this app will be shown as a different program with its own icon.

    I would call this a bug in Windows 10, because this worked quite well in Windows 8.
     
    ReinholdNagel, Oct 14, 2015
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  4. App launch location when using multiple monitors

    Mine remember what monitor they were last launched on. I can launch an App or Program, move it to the monitor I want it on and close it. Then after it launches on that monitor. In Windows 10 anyway. I think the first time you launch they open on what ever monitor is set as Main.
     
    alphanumeric, Oct 14, 2015
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