Is it possible to open Modern UI apps on a second display?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

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?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

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.

Method 2

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.

Method 3

You can move apps between and around your screens.

When you press the Windows logo key + Left Arrow or Windows logo key + Right Arrow, you move apps around your screen. When you press the Windows logo key + Shift + Left Arrow or Windows logo key + Shift + Right Arrow, you move the app from screen to screen.

If you’re using a mouse, you can also grab the title bar and move the app where you want it. To see the title bar on a Windows Store app, move your mouse to the top of the app.

Method 4

I was still having problems getting metro apps to the second screen after reading this post. When I checked the display resolution of my second screen I realised I was not using the “recommended” settings at 1024×768 but a “higher” resolution at 1280×720.

Once I switched my second monitor to the recommended resolution the metro apps would then correctly move over to that screen using the Windows logo+shift+left/right arrow keys as suggested by other posters.

Hope this helps someone

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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