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START button on a secondary taskbar and where the applications launch

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When using the START button on the secondary taskbars, is there a way to force any application you choose on that Start Menu to open up on that monitor?

For example, if I click the Start button on monitor 3, anything I launch will launch on monitor 3? I have a third monitor I use that sits away from my main monitor groupings; it's used primarily when working with clients. Having a way (either a setting, or a key I could hold down, or something) to make applications launch only on that monitor when I'm using it would be great!
Jun 10, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We're planning on adding this as an advanced setting in the future, and I've added your vote to the feature request.

Thanks!
Jun 13, 2011  • #2
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Thanks, Keith.

We've got a site license here and I'm not the only one who could use this feature ... can I get more than 1 vote? :lol:
Jun 13, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, I'm pretty sure we'll be adding it in as soon as we can
Jun 13, 2011  • #4
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Cool, glad to hear it.
Jun 13, 2011  • #5
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Jun 14, 2011  • #6
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I have literally been thinking about this exact feature, and I'm glad someone else posted it (and more so that the developer is bringing this feature to life soon). I am purchasing DisplayFusion today solely for this reason. Thank you for listening to your community!
Jun 16, 2011  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Awesome, thanks for your purchase!
Jun 16, 2011  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Just a quick update, this option has been implemented in 3.4.0 Beta 3. Note that it does not work with the Classic Start Menu in Vista and XP.
Jun 21, 2011  • #9
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Great, Keith, looking forward to it.

Is it implemented as a hot-key (i.e., hold this key down while starting up a program to force it to launch on the monitor you are on), as a setting (per-taskbar?), or something else?
Jun 21, 2011  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's a global setting for all taskbars, located on the Taskbar tab in the DisplayFusion settings window.
Jun 21, 2011  • #11
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You guys are amazing - just tested and works awesome. I'll post any bugs here if I find them. Thanks for the fast turnaround!!
Jun 21, 2011  • #12
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Awesome, no problem!
Jun 21, 2011  • #13
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Keith -

This seems to be working pretty well ... I have had a few inconsistent results with it, though, that I wanted to mention.

Some programs (MS Office apps, for example) seem to require a second launch before this works (i.e., on the second monitor, open Powerpoint from the Start menu, it opens on the first monitor; close it and try again, now it opens on the second). Adobe Reader, no matter what I do, always comes up on the first monitor when opening from the Start menu on the second (no, it isn't set to do that).

Just thought you should know!

Peter
Jun 28, 2011  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The Microsoft apps seem to be working ok for me. I'm using Office 2010, what version are you on?

As for Adobe Reader X, I've confirmed the issue. It happens when Adobe Reader has Protected Mode Enabled (on by default). We'll see if there's any way we can work around this.

Thanks!
Jun 29, 2011  • #15
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Office 2010, as well. I'll test it again after a reboot to see if it happens again; it only happened the one time for me as I opened each Office app, with the second launch working as expected.

Peter
Jun 29, 2011  • #16
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Ok cool, keep me posted!
Jun 30, 2011  • #17
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Didn't see it with Office after a reboot (I'm on a new beta now, too, though).

Adobe Reader does still exhibit the issue.
Jul 1, 2011  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok cool, we've got the Adobe Reader issue on our list of things to fix, so hopefully we'll have it resolved in one of the next few beta versions.

Thanks!
Jul 4, 2011  • #19
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