1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Windows rearrange themselves when I turn off/on monitors.


    Ever since I got my new monitor, a BenQ XL2540, my windows keep rearranging themselves.
    First, everything moved to my main monitor, not so bad, yet annoying.
    But, I moved my PC + changed a cable on my 2nd monitor (a normal DVI cable, was a dual link), and now everytime i turn my monitors off/on, all my windows move over to that monitor, which is extremely annoying.

    I tried to google it, but found nought.
    I hope someone here has some answers.

    [2nd Monitor]---[Main Monitor]
    DVI ---------------Display Port
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Bah, no one knows anything? Damn.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Displays rearrange after sleep


    My problem is similar. I have 2 external monitors ad my laptop display. Physically my laptop is on my left, a Dell monitor is center and a HP monitor on the right. On Friday, the Dell was the main display with the laptop display and the HP extended displays. This morning, after having the laptop asleep over the weekend, the configuration is completely different.
    I received this laptop two weeks ago. Previously I had a Mac. This problem has occurred since day 1.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    10 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 185
    win 10 home

    Welcome to the Forum.

    Generally speaking, it depends on how the Display Settings are configured; i.e. which display is #1, #2, and which is the main(!).

    And because the motherboard and the OS might not agree on which designation is which, there is a bit of trial and error to get it to configure correctly to one's liking.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    11 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by pyramid10 View Post
    Welcome to the Forum.

    Generally speaking, it depends on how the Display Settings are configured; i.e. which display is #1, #2, and which is the main(!).
    And because the motherboard and the OS might not agree on which designation is which, there is a bit of trial and error to get it to configure correctly to one's liking.
    My main monitor is also monitor #1
    my secondary monitor is #3, and my TV is #2.

    Still, all windows migrate to my secondary (Monitor #3) whenever I turn off my monitors.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    11 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Monitors Rearranging


    Thanks for the suggestions!

    In System-> Display -> Customize your display, the monitors show as 3, 2, 1. Identify shows them as 1, 2, 3. The cursor movement follows the 3, 2, 1 alignment. When I drag and drop the order of the monitors in customize display, either nothing happens or the display order changes but then changes randomly when I wake up the laptop.

    If the motherboard thinks the monitors are in a different order, will changing the order of the monitor cables into my docking station help?

    Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    11 Jul 2017 #7

    Try this free program: Dual Monitor Tools. It will let you position Windows where you want them, and remember the monitor and placement thereupon for you across restarts/reboots. Works for me, so should also work for you (hopefully).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  8.    12 Jul 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Ed,

    Thanks for the info. I tried the web page. It is blocked by my federal agency. I'll try it at home.

    Cookie
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    13 Jul 2017 #9

    You're welcome. Hope you find it useful once you have the chance to try it out.
    Best wishes for a successful resolution to your situation.
    --Ed--
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  10.    17 Jul 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Changing the ports where the cables were plugged seems to have resolved the problem. Thanks to everyone for your help. Rearranging the monitor cables would never have occurred to me.

    Cookie
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
With Creators update monitors no longer actually turn off?
After updating my Win 10 to CU I find that when I leave my PC for 10 minutes or more (control panel power options set to disable monitors after 10 minutes of standby) my displays just display black color instead of actually going into standby mode....
Drivers and Hardware
Monitors turn off and every system fan goes full speed
Hello! I'm typing this as quickly as possible so I can get this up in time before my pc dies again. For no specific reason, my custom-built computer will just shut off the monitors and then every fan goes beserk. This happens during no...
General Support
When I Turn My TV Which I Use As A Monitor My Other Monitors Flash
Hi, I have a Sony Bravia 4K TV which I use as a 4th monitor on top of my triple 1080p monitors and when I turn the triple monitors on first everything is fine, but when I turn the 4K monitor on my middle and left monitor flashes, monitor 1 and 3. My...
Graphic Cards
Monitors will not turn off/Screen saver won;t activate
Hi guys. I have been trying to get my monitors to shut off so I don't get a burn in on my screens. I can't seem to figure out what is causing them to stay on. I tried enabling a screen saver which won't turn on and I also tried making a keyboard...
Graphic Cards
Solved Have popup taskbar on both monitors. How to turn off on 2nd monitor
Just finished the upgrade from Win7-64 to Win10-64 & have an odd problem that I didn't have using Win7. I now have popup taskbars on both monitors. How do you turn off on 2nd monitor? :confused:
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums