Windows 10: Desktop icons missing after every boot with second display attached

  1.    24 Sep 2016 #1

    Desktop icons missing after every boot with second display attached


    I'm using a GTX1080 to run two displays - a 3440x1440 via DP (set as primary) and a 4k TV via HDMI. The 4k TV is almost always off.

    Every time I boot the computer the desktop icons are missing. If I turn on the 4k TV then they reappear on the 3440x1440 monitor. I can then turn off the 4k TV and they remain on the 3440x1440 monitor.

    So, whenever I boot the computer, I have to turn on the 4k TV then shut it back off.

    How do I prevent this behavior?

    Thanks in advance,

    rgames
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Sep 2016 #2

    Try this, press the Windows logo key + P, then select PC Screen only. When you want to run both screens do it again and select Extend.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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