Windows 10: Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on

  1.    09 Jul 2016 #1

    Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on


    Hi,


    Just as the title says, I'm having a slight issue with my dual monitor setup. I regularly need to keep my computer on while not using it, so I usually turn both screens off when I do so.


    My problem occurs when I return and turn both monitors on. When I turn on screen 2, nothing bad happens, and there is no change in the position of the windows I had open on both screens. However, when turning on screen 1, both screens refresh, and afterwards all windows that were open on screen 1 are now in the same positions on screen 2. I have had this problem since I installed the second screen about half a year ago.


    I know this is a minor issue, but the number of times I've had to rearrange the screen is annoying. Is there any solution to this? Might it be something in the Win 10 display settings? Thanks in advance!


    I have Win 10 Pro (10.0.10586 Build 10586)


    Screen 1: Dell U2715H (miniDisplayPort) (2560x1440)
    Screen 2: Dell U2713HM (Digital) (2560x1440)


    Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti


    I have the displays set as 'Extend these displays'.
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       09 Jul 2016 #2

    I'm not sure I can help, I haven't had that problem. I run 3 monitors. I assume you have gone to display properties and arranged the monitors as they are physically located and set one of them as primary display. Make sure each monitor has 'Extend Display to this monitor'. You should do the same in the Nvidia Control Panel. That's really all I had to do with mine.
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  3.    09 Jul 2016 #3

    essenbe said: View Post
    I'm not sure I can help, I haven't had that problem. I run 3 monitors. I assume you have gone to display properties and arranged the monitors as they are physically located and set one of them as primary display. Make sure each monitor has 'Extend Display to this monitor'. You should do the same in the Nvidia Control Panel. That's really all I had to do with mine.
    I run 3 monitors. I just turned them all off, one at a time, and turned them back on. Any open Windows stayed where they were before I turned them off.
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  4.    09 Jul 2016 #4

    Is your PC going into sleep or hibernate mode?
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