Windows 10: Possible to re-assign monitor identities/numbers?

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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows7 and Windows 10
       07 Jul 2017 #61

    Keep in mind, that this is NOT about moving which monitor is left, right, up, down and which is the MAIN monitor.
    This is about switching identity numbers of the monitors.

    I've seen many threads on this, all of which where horribly wrong.

    I have 3 monitors hooked up. I have the laptop screen (1) and two large display port monitors (2 and 3).
    This setup is the same at my office and at my home. I had a problem where my home setup reversed monitor identities for 2 and 3.
    When this occurred, I would put my laptop into sleep mode and go into the office. When I got into the office, put my laptop into the dock and opened it, all my open windows would be open in the opposite monitors.

    The question was "how did my monitors, at home, get reversed?"

    The answer is that one of them was unplugged for a short time.

    The fix is the same. Unplug big monitor (right side). The big monitor (left side) now becomes monitor 2 again. Plug in the big monitor (right side) and it now become monitor 3 again.

    This fixed the issue and I am back to normal.
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #62

    woodslink said: View Post
    Keep in mind, that this is NOT about moving which monitor is left, right, up, down and which is the MAIN monitor.
    This is about switching identity numbers of the monitors.

    I've seen many threads on this, all of which where horribly wrong.

    I have 3 monitors hooked up. I have the laptop screen (1) and two large display port monitors (2 and 3).
    This setup is the same at my office and at my home. I had a problem where my home setup reversed monitor identities for 2 and 3.
    When this occurred, I would put my laptop into sleep mode and go into the office. When I got into the office, put my laptop into the dock and opened it, all my open windows would be open in the opposite monitors.

    The question was "how did my monitors, at home, get reversed?"

    The answer is that one of them was unplugged for a short time.

    The fix is the same. Unplug big monitor (right side). The big monitor (left side) now becomes monitor 2 again. Plug in the big monitor (right side) and it now become monitor 3 again.

    This fixed the issue and I am back to normal.
    I wish it were that simple for me. I shut my system down, I disconnected the HDMI monitor, booted the system, checked the monitor settings, then shut the system down again. Connected the HDMI monitor again, and got the same ID's. My desktop monitor is 2, the HDMI is 1. The reverse of what I want.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows7 and Windows 10
       07 Jul 2017 #63

    It may only work for DisplayPort. I will have to try HDMI.
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  4.    07 Jul 2017 #64

    While I haven't tried it yet, the VGA, and DVI ports may just give me that. Although I have installed a multiple monitor system with DVI and HDMI, where I get the ID's that I want.
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