Windows Re-positioning Applications

  1.    23 Apr 2018 #1

    Windows Re-positioning Applications


    I run 3x monitors. On the third monitor a small 7" which is actually inside my case I want to display a program that shows temps, fan speed, etc... Regardless, anytime the system goes to sleep, powers off OR something takes control of the video such as a game launch in fullscreen windows moves ALL open apps back to the main monitor. I cant use my second monitor to display anything because when I launch any full screen game all apps are relocated and useless from that point.
    How do I get window to stop moving any app window around for any reason? If I put it somewhere that's where i want it to stay even if I disconnect the monitor. I know there may be third party applications that can remember configs and re-position windows via a hot key but, Im looking for a simpler solution, how do I tell windows to stop moving them
    window10
    1080ti
    asus maximus IX
    all drivers are up to date
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       23 Apr 2018 #2

    That doesn't sound right. Have you tried to do a full reinstall of the graphics card driver?
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  3.    23 Apr 2018 #3

    Yes I have. I know it doesnt sound right, hence, why im here.
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       25 Apr 2018 #4

    How did you do the reinstall? Did you try to use DDU?
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  5.    26 Apr 2018 #5

    DDU, no I did not use that. Ill give that a try
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  6.    26 Apr 2018 #6

    ok, DDU seemed to do the trick for on part. Now when I start games it does NOT move the windows. However, in sleep or power off mode it resets window positions. How can I prevent that?
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       26 Apr 2018 #7

    This happens with all of your open applications? They always are pushed back to the main monitor?
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  8.    27 Apr 2018 #8

    Yes, all application get moved. As I mentioned this used to happen when anytime anything took control of the video; game, windows sleep/power. However, after using the DDU and re-installing drivers the gaming issues has been resolved and it only happens now when the PC sleeps or powers off. So, looking for resolution for having windows stop moving the app windows for any reason
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  9.    27 Apr 2018 #9

    I can't help with drivers ... but there's a way to deal with these things.

    AutoHotKey let's you define hot keys that can execute a variety of functions. It will even allow you to move windows around on screen. It's a full programming language, too.

    It won't stop your games from fubarring the positions of your app windows, but it will let you restore their positions with a keystroke.
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