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Hide Start Button on Primary Monitor?

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Danny Aponte
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Hi all,

New to the forums, but I've been a DisplayFusion user for years. I was wondering if it's possible to hide the Start button on the primary monitor, so that it only shows on the DF taskbar on the secondary?

Here's the background: My primary is directly in front of me, with my secondary to the left. I typically keep my primary taskbar on the secondary monitor, to keep it left of the expanded desktop. However, I often RDP into this PC, and whenever I do, Windows "conveniently" moves my taskbar back to the primary monitor and leaves it there (thanks MS). Forcing me to unlock, drag, and relock my taskbar each time I log back in locally.

I looked for ways to "lock" the taskbar to the secondary monitor, but couldn't find anything. So my next thought is, use DF on my secondary monitor with the new add'l start button feature. The problem there is, I would need to hide/remove the primary start button because I don't want 2 start menus.

Thanks,
Danny
Oct 23, 2011  • #1
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Danny Aponte
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On a related note, is there any way to adjust the position of the "Run" window (Win+R shortcut) so that it opens up on top of my DF start button, instead of the Primary start button?
Oct 24, 2011  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
As far as I know, there's no way to reliably remove the Start Button from the Windows taskbar. There are some really shady hacks that I've seen posted around the web but I wouldn't recommend trying them as they seem to revolve around modifying explorer.exe.

As for the Run dialog, we do have an open feature request for it, so I've added your vote.

Thanks!
Oct 24, 2011  • #3
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Danny Aponte
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Ok, thanks Keith. I'll look into hiding the Start Menu via other means. Thanks also for adding the Run dialog position to the feature list.
Oct 24, 2011  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No problem Danny!
Oct 24, 2011  • #5
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deanis
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Ok, thanks Keith. I'll look into hiding the Start Menu via other means. Thanks also for adding the Run dialog position to the feature list.


Apparently there's a Start Killer app that might do what you need.

Note: I have no idea what this product is, it just showed up in search results for me.
Oct 25, 2011  • #6
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Danny Aponte
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Apparently there's a Start Killer app that might do what you need.

Note: I have no idea what this product is, it just showed up in search results for me.


Nice find. It definitely does the job of hiding the start menu, now if I could only make it so that the Windows key only opens the DF Start Menu no matter which monitor I'm on, I'lll be set.
Oct 26, 2011 (modified Oct 26, 2011)  • #7
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Not sure that we can reliably implement this (i.e. if you have more than 2 monitors, which taskbar's Start Menu should open when the Windows key is pressed?), but we'll consider it and I'll be sure to post an update if we do implement it.

Thanks!
Oct 28, 2011  • #8
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