Windows 8 users will now be able to run a taskbar through all their screens, the Start menu can be launched from only one of these screens. And in the absence of a proper Start button, users will find it difficult getting to that menu since the cursor may spill onto the next screen.
As always, third-party programs must step in to improve up on Microsoft’s shortcoming in multi-monitor support on Windows 8. DisplayFusion Pro was recently updated in order to support the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Thankfully, it does a good job of eliminating the problems in the interface.
DisplayFusion offers a proper Start button for all your secondary monitors in the Windows 8 platform, and even allows you to open a classic pop-up Start menu in order to open applications in the particular monitor that you’re using. This saves you all the effort of finding the hot corner on your primary monitor, going to Metro, opening an application, and then finally dragging it into that desktop window that you want to use.
However, DisplayFusion does not offer a Start button for your PC’s primary monitor. So, atleast one of your screens will be forced to use the hot corner and only then open the Metro start menu. This problem is solved by StartMenu7 which lets you add a classic Start button and pop-up menu to your primary screen, relieving you of going through the Metro ordeal on any screen whatsoever!
DisplayFusion also offers many other features including window edge snapping, setting a separate wallpaper for each monitor, and keyboard shortcuts for moving your windows around.
So if you cannot stand the ordeal that Windows 8 makes you go through to use multiple-monitors, DisplayFusion Pro is well-worth the money. The “Pro” version is available at $25 for one PC, and $35 for all computers in a single home.