Quote: Originally Posted by Jester45
I like having the task bar on the left monitor
Now what im wondering if its possible to have all windows open on the left(secondary).
I think these two phrases confused you guys. The taskbar will normally appear on the primary monitor, i.e. the one chosen primary in the resolution settings as Jonathan suggested. Whether this monitor actually stands on the left or on the right makes no difference. However, in order to have the natural mouse movement (i.e. move from the left monitor to the right one when the mouse crosses the right edge on the left monitor) you have to tell Window how your monitors are organized.
Now, the programs would normally open windows on the primary monitor. So, if you want the smaller one placed on the left to have both the taskbar and the opening programs - just make it primary. You will then be able to move whichever windows you need to the bigger, now secondary, monitor. Of course usually Windows will remember where you last closed a program, and try to open it there next time.So, if you do not want any windows to open automatically in your bigger monitor, you have to move them back tot he smaller one before closing.
Alternatively you can use some third-party software, such as Hydrovision from ATI or Window Manager to manage your Desktop in a more organized way. Personally I don't like to run too many programs in the background, so I just accept the minor inconvenience of having to move the windows where I want them to be.