Desktop moved from primary to secondary monitor (by a ghost??) Solved

  1. Hairy Scot's Avatar
    Posts : 147
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1809 Build 17763.557
       #1

    Desktop moved from primary to secondary monitor (by a ghost??)


    I have a Gigabyte P27 laptop with a Dell U2913WM monitor attached via VGA connector and a Samsung TV connected via HDMI.
    I use extended desktop and the Dell is set as Main Display. The built in monitor is disabled.
    The configuration is, from left to right, Dell (3), TV (2), Built in (1).
    I been running this way for about a year with no issues until two days ago when all of a sudden after boot up the desktop had disappeared from the Dell and appeared on the Samsung. But the taskbar stayed on the Dell.
    I dragged and dropped the stray icons back to the Dell and all was fine until the next restart when they moved back to the TV.
    I have since discovered that any screen refresh causes the same phenomenon.
    I've hunted high and low but I can find nothing that would explain this or suggest how to fix it.
    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 6,460
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       #2

    That is because the laptop will always be Display 1. No way to change it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Hairy Scot's Avatar
    Posts : 147
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1809 Build 17763.557
    Thread Starter
       #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    That is because the laptop will always be Display 1. No way to change it.
    ?????

    I'm sorry, but how is that relevant?
    The Laptop's built in monitor is not the issue.
    The issue is that all of a sudden Windows has apparently decided to dynamically swap things between the two external monitors.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 1,231
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903
       #4

    disconnect all, reconnect 1 at a time (with new cables) . You may have a fault in one of the cables.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. Hairy Scot's Avatar
    Posts : 147
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1809 Build 17763.557
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Installed DisplayFusion.
    That's fixed it.
    However still can't explain what caused the problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hello guys, I have an ADATA SP900 SSD located in C: and a WD BLUE 500GB located in D: and every time I open any software located in C: I hear noise from the secondary HDD, I open task manager and I see disk D: loading, I noticed this issue when...
Hello, i have following problem i would like to fix. First my scenario. I use Windows 10 OS with 2 monitors. My primary monitor is turned on and my second monitor is turned off. I programmed a application that starts other applications...
Our church wants to setup a display composed of four 20" square monitor. This will be our secondary display. Computer specs at the moment: CPU: Intel i3-3210 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 RAM: 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz MB: ASUS P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0...
Hi all, I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue.. When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly...
I have two monitors. Due to limitations on the ports my monitors have, my primary monitor is plugged into my motherboard and uses my CPU's integrated graphics. My secondary (smaller) monitor is plugged into my dedicated graphics card. If I start a...
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 13:53.
Find Us