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Start Menu to open on monitor it was clicked on

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William Patterson
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Hi guys,

I just upgraded to Windows 10 and DisplayFusion to newest version (7.2). Unfortunately now whenever I click on the start button the menu always opens on my primary monitor.

Is there a setting I'm missing to make the menu open on the screen the button was clicked on?

Thanks!
Bill
Jul 29, 2015  • #1
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You're definitely not missing any settings, it should just work. Are you using a third-party Start menu like Start10, or just the normal Windows 10 Start menu?
Jul 29, 2015  • #2
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William Patterson
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Nope no extra software just the windows 10 start menu
Jul 29, 2015  • #3
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Ok, would you be able to attach a copy of your troubleshooting info? Here are the steps:
  • Open the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the Copy to Clipboard button
  • Open Notepad, paste the text, and save the file
  • Reply with the text file attached
Jul 29, 2015  • #4
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William Patterson
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no problem here you go
• Attachment [protected]: df.txt [92,223 bytes]
Jul 29, 2015  • #5
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William Patterson
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I have noticed some glitchyness when clicking the start buttons. Sometimes I'll see the menu start to popup on the correct monitor and then it will close really quick and end up opening on my primary monitor. Also the same is true when I click the start button on the primary monitor .. it'll sometimes flicker a start menu on one of my other monitors and then close and re-open where it should. super weird
Jul 29, 2015  • #6
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William Patterson
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Update - I just uninstalled and re-installed display fusion, and now the "glitch" is more pronounced. When I click the start button on one of my secondary monitors the menu will open on the primary monitory and then after about 1 second jump to where it should be.
Jul 29, 2015  • #7
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Jason Sanchez1
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I am having a similar issue
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Jul 31, 2015 (modified Jul 31, 2015)  • #8
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Rob Burgess
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Hey Keith, I'm seeing Start Menu placement issues as well.

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Jul 31, 2015  • #9
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Henrik Bo Andersen
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I'm experiensing the same and a similiar problem. When using the Start Menu on monitor 2 and 3, the Start Menu starts flickering between Monitor 1 and the monitor on which the Start Menu was activated. When flickering, the size of the Start Menu changes between two different sizes. Sometimes the flickering stops when the Start Menu on the third monitor is activated. After that I get the same problem of a flash opening of the Start Menu on monitor 1, when using the Start Menu on one of the secondary monitors.

I've attached a log-file.

Henrik
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Aug 1, 2015 (modified Aug 1, 2015)  • #10
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MeatyPopsicles
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I'm having the same issue. It happened when I didn't have any 3rd party taskbar app installed and it now happens with Start10. Was working great before the upgrade.
Aug 1, 2015  • #11
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Andrew Akker
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I'd like to chime in that I've having the same issue, but for me, since I have 1 monitor with splits, wherever I'm focused on is where the start menu opens to. I have about 2/3 of the right side of my screen as one "monitor" and if I'm focused on a window in that one, opening the start menu will move it to the bottom left corner of it, which is basically the middle of the screen.

Edit: It actually seems to be following my mouse, whatever monitor my mouse is in is where the start menu will move to...very strange behavior. Perhaps there's a setting enabled that I'm not aware of?

Double Edit: Yup. Unchecking "Taskbars" at the bottom of Monitor Configuration under "Use these features with Split Monitors" seems to have solved my issue for now, fingers crossed!
Aug 2, 2015 (modified Aug 2, 2015)  • #12
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Jeffrey Sabin
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Same problem here. Desktop PC, upgrade from Win 7 pro to Windows 10, Display Fusion 7.2. I am using three monitors. The task bar and start button appears on all three but when I click on the start button on monitors 2 and 3 it only opens up the menu on the primary monitor (monitor 1). Please help.

Thanks!

Jeff
Aug 2, 2015  • #13
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Sean Bryant
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I am experiencing the same bug. If I click the start menu on my secondary monitor, it pops up in my primary one, then jumps to my secondary one. Sometimes when I click it, it goes bat-shit crazy and opens and closes randomly switching between monitors on a single click.

I am just using the stock windows 10 menu.
Aug 3, 2015  • #14
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Jeffrey Sabin
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Is anyone even responding to threads here? Is DisplayFusion even needed with Windows 10 any longer? I see there are some features in Windows 10 that sound like they do similar things.
Aug 3, 2015  • #15
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M4dMax
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Same issue here
Aug 4, 2015  • #16
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Raven2
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same problem with the start menu just work on the original monitor so i add my info to help to ^^.

Juilen
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Aug 4, 2015 (modified Aug 5, 2015)  • #17
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Jennay
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Another case of start menu not opening on second monitor.
Aug 5, 2015  • #18
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Hey all, sorry for the really long delay. We have a massive backlog of support cases due to the Windows 10 release :(

This issue is on our list, and we'll be sure to post an update as soon as we've gotten it all sorted out.

Thanks!
Aug 6, 2015  • #19
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Benjamin D Price938202
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I, too, of course am experiencing this with my (regretful) upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10. Just looping myself into the discussion.

Good luck on the fix! This one's quite important.

-Bian
Sep 3, 2015  • #20
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Can you give the new DisplayFusion 7.3 Beta 4 a try and let me know if it helps you at all?

http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
Sep 4, 2015  • #21
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Rob Burgess
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Quote:
Can you give the new DisplayFusion 7.3 Beta 4 a try and let me know if it helps you at all?

Thanks!


I've had the start menu available on my second monitor since beta 3 (yippee!)

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Sep 4, 2015  • #22
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Excellent, glad to hear it!
Sep 9, 2015  • #23
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We've just released a new DisplayFusion beta version (http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/) and most of the Start menu issues should be fixed up now. For setups where font/DPI scaling is not used, the Start menu will open directly on whatever monitor you clicked the Start button on. For setups where the non-Primary monitors have different DPI scaling settings, the Start menu will open on the Primary monitor, then move to the monitor you clicked the Start button on.

Please let us know if you run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
Sep 10, 2015  • #24
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Johan Maximilian Karlborg635086
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I'm sorry for waking an old thread, but I'm experiencing this now - only reversed!

The Start meny only opens on the second screen no matter where the focus is.

Windows 10 64 bit, up to date. No errors in system logs.

AMD Catalyst 15.11.1 installed (did a driver clean and rolled back to this from the latest Crimson Beta)

The only desktop/start menu program installed is Stardock's Fences, and nothing has changed there.

Two monitors:
- Primary: 2560x1080 32bit@60Hz
- Secondary: 1920x1200 32 Bit @60Hz.

Log and screenshot attached.

Edit: Just noticed that if I start to type to run a command, the start menu jumps to the primary screen.

Edit 2: It started working again, forget about this - I give up on my weird computer!

I just ordered a new CPU, motherboard and new RAM. If I still have problems once I'm on that, I'll make a new post.
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Dec 2, 2015 (modified Dec 3, 2015)  • #25
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Steven Banks
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Having the same issue with Start Menu just since current update of ver. 9.0 - no Start Menu on active monitor, just activates primary monitor only. No other additional (Start Menu) type software on machine.
Oct 29, 2017  • #26
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Nuutia
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I'm not able to use search with StartMenu. When ever i open Start Menu and start typing something, Start Menu disappears from second monitor.
Nov 1, 2017  • #27
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@Steven: Could you attach a copy of your troubleshooting info?
  • Open the Settings > Troubleshooting tab
  • Click the "Copy to Clipboard" button
  • Paste the text into a text file (please don't paste the text directly into your reply, the formatting gets garbled and makes it difficult to parse)
  • Reply with the file attached

@Nuutia: When you start typing, does the search box end up on the Primary monitor?
Nov 1, 2017  • #28
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Nuutia
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The trouble is that i can't see my Primary Monitors screen, as it is a AV Receiver. I currently have a really strange setup as i need to keep the Receiver as Main Monitor so i can play games at 1080 resolution on my TV..
Nov 2, 2017  • #29
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Ah gotcha, yeah, there's currently an issue where the search box moves back to the primary (because Windows won't let us move it :( ). If we can find a way to make it work in a future version, we definitely will include a fix for it.

In the meantime, on workaround would be to install Classic Shell. It's free, and works more like the Windows 7 start menu, with the search built-in.
Nov 3, 2017  • #30
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Steven Banks
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DisplayFusion file attached... thank you!
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Nov 5, 2017  • #31
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@Steven: Thanks! Are you clicking the Start button with the mouse, or pressing the Win key on the keyboard?
Nov 6, 2017  • #32
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Steven Banks
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Thank you so much Keith... this happens a few different ways. I have a Microsoft Sculpt Mouse with a dedicated blue "Windows" button on the side. When pressed it opens the Start Menu. This has always worked up until this current DF update. But I get the same behavior if I click on the Windows Start icon in the lower left of either monitor (regardless of which monitor I am actively on) and the menu only pops up on the Primary monitor. Same goes of I click on the Windows button on the keyboard, just defaults to the primary monitor. Go figure...
Nov 7, 2017  • #33
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If you enable the "Taskbar: Invoke Start Menu Using Click Instead of Windows Key" option in the DisplayFusion Settings > Advanced Settings window, then restart DisplayFusion, does that make any difference at all?
Nov 7, 2017  • #34
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Steven Banks
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Unfortunately that didn't change any behavior... thanks for the heads up though!
Nov 8, 2017  • #35
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Ok, could you attach a full debug log?
  • On the DisplayFusion Settings > Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal" and click Apply
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Send us the DisplayFusion.log and DebugInfo.html files (can be found by clicking the Open Log button on the Troubleshooting tab)
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log
Nov 8, 2017  • #36
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Steven Banks
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Keith... thank you so much! It appears that DF 9.1 has repaired the issue with the Start menu opening on the correct monitor. Yay! Thank you again... your work and attention to detail and customer service is outstanding.
24 days ago  • #37
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Glad to hear it, thanks for the kind words!
22 days ago  • #38
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