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Windows Start Bar over both screens?

Discussion in 'Software' started by matt_lumley, 6 Feb 2013.

  1. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Hey guys,

    I currently have two monitors connected to my laptop (Dell L502X), one being the normal built-in monitor, the other being my 23" LG. I have it so my desktop is extended over both so I tend to have websites/music open on the laptop and work etc on the big screen.

    What it is currently lacking is a start bar on the laptop screen. As the external monitor is monitor 1 it gets the start bar etc. This is fine but sometimes I do want a start bar on the other. Just wondered what my options were?

    Cheers guys

    Matt
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    What OS you on ? If windows 7 then use display fusion, be perfect for you.
     
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  3. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    I am on windows 7. Perfect! +rep
     
  4. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    I've been using Ultramon for years, never had a problem with it.
     
  5. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    If/When you upgrade to win8 it does this automatically
     
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  6. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Win 8 does it automatically? Even better. Pal got my W8 for xmas just haven't got round to doing it yet! +rep for you sir, saving me some monies!
     
  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Get windows 8 on you won't be disappointed. If you require a start menu then google startmenu8 and click the one that says iobit I think that's its name...its free and basically the same as the paid for one (i own a paid for one)
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    You don't need a start menu... the start screen is really good. The default layout of tiles is stupid on the desktop/laptop, but once you clean it up, and add needed folders and stuff (example: http://www.helpweaver.com/dss.png), you are perfect on your way in enjoying Windows 8, and you'll be like many who prefer ti over the start menu. So it's just a question spending some time to get to know the start screen
     
  9. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Cheers guys, just done a full back up off my laptop now, will get windows 8 on after football finishes :thumb:
     
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    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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  12. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Its a cracking piece of software, fellow forum user Loftie linked me to it when I was setting up Win8 on a new build for my uncle, certainly makes the start menu look a lot prettier ! Really easy to use too :).

    Think GB needs to have a look, his start screen is nicely organised but could look a million times better with obly tile.
     
  13. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    I had issues with it last time I used it not creating the tiles on the menu, so needs a bit of fiddling. Got it to work in the end
     
  14. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Never had a problem with it, its obviously down to the user. Loftie isn't the brightest bulb in the box, more like a faulty energy saver.
     
  15. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    :nono:

    Hey hey hey Mr Incandescent, just because you don't understand/use the Start Screen, don't bring me down to your level. Modd you're not on my level, just go back to using a typewriter. :p


    On topic, there are some picture packs on Deviant Art, here's another site I got a fair few pics

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497663

    The other thing I noticed, when I used it most recently to do Office you have to remove the original start menu shortcuts, otherwise if you search for say Word you get the original Word and the new Word being displayed.
     
  16. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    Hadn't come across that yet, been waiting for something like this. Gonna give it a go now.

    Edit. Anyone know how to make a shortcut to 'computer' (my computer), the path in the default shortcut is simply 'Computer', but putting this in as the path under OblyTile doesn't work?
     
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  17. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    This was the issue I was having, can you create any other tiles?

    Edit: There's a premade Computer Tile available in Obly
     
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  18. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    Yeah, no problem. The issue with trying to link to My Computer is that there is no real path in windows to it from what I can see. I'm sure I remember having this problem in the past with Rainmeter or YZ Dock, but can't remember the solution now.
     
  19. modd1uk

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    There are a few pre defined ones, like shutdown etc :). Use those instead of creating new ones dude.
     
  20. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    Yea I just tested with the predefined one, works fine. If you haven't discovered it

    Open Tile Manager > Quick List

    Or if you want to just copy what they did,

    Under Program Path C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    and underneath that for Program Arguments put shell:::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
     

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