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It seems like when opening the Modern UI version of IE from the Start screen, it will only open on the main display. Afterwards, I don't know how to move it to the second display, since Win+ and Win+ don't work for Modern UI apps. Is this possible or do I need to go to desktop mode and do it that way?

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What about Win+Shift+Left/Right arrow? –  vcsjones May 9 '12 at 20:13
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You can use Win + PgUp and Win + PgDn to move the Metro environment to another display.

You can also put your mouse in the lower left corner of the screen you want it to open on and click on the mini Metro UI image that pops up.

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This moves the whole "world of metro" to the other screen. I don't think it's possible to have the start screen coming up on screen 1 and a metro app up on screen 2. –  Kate Gregory May 14 '12 at 16:18
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@KateGregory That's correct, Metro cannot take up more than one screen. If you have a multimonitor setup, the other screens will display the traditional desktop. –  Indrek May 14 '12 at 16:21
    
Not the answer I was hoping for, but an answer nonetheless. Thanks! –  bwerks May 17 '12 at 22:18
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Incidentally: what an AWFUL design decision. Talk about disincentivizing. –  bwerks May 17 '12 at 22:18
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Talked to the Metro Design guy from Microsoft and he explained to me they really wanted to do it better, but that Multi-Monitor support for Metro didn't make it. Sai not too many people use more than one screen and since Metro needs to work flawlessly on tablets etc, this wasn't high prio for this release. When they do it, they want to do it right. That might include multiple monitor support where a tablet and a secondary display (another pc or a TV for example) can share screens as well. –  jessehouwing May 23 '12 at 6:08
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I found that by placing the cursor (using a mouse, haven't tried this on a tablet) at the top of the window of the Metro App it becomes a hand icon.

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At this point:

  • Drag the window down a bit, until it shrinks in size.
  • Now drag the window to another monitor to move it to that monitor.
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