Change Monitor number and make it default


  1. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
       #1

    Change Monitor number and make it default


    I recently added a second monitor. Now when I access certain programs it appears on the new monitor EVEN THOUGH THAT MONITOR IS TURNED OFF!.

    How do I let me know to use the active monitor? FTI I also have Displayfusion installed

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    I recently added a second monitor. Now when I access certain programs it appears on the new monitor EVEN THOUGH THAT MONITOR IS TURNED OFF!.

    How do I let me know to use the active monitor? FTI I also have Displayfusion installed
    Last edited by lbeck; 16 Mar 2021 at 22:24. Reason: dup
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    In NVIDIA control panel you can specify monitor you wish to use or drag them to specify default monitor:

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  3. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Doesn't work to select my Dell monitor as #1. So even though #2 is set as primary, stuff is sent to #1. If second monitor (#1) is off I need to turn it on and drag material from #1 to #2.



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  4. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #4

    Just to make sure... you need to drag "number 1 square" (from the image below) over to DELL monitor within section 1 (where it currently says No. 2 next to checkbox)

    Did you do so?
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  5. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    zebal said:
    Just to make sure... you need to drag "number 1 square" (from the image below) over to DELL monitor within section 1 (where it currently says No. 2 next to checkbox)

    Did you do so?
    Yes. I did.

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  6. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #6

    Did you tried setting primary monitor in:
    Start button -> Settings -> System -> Display -> Multiple displays

    Is there any difference if you uninstall displayfusion? it may interfere with these settings.
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  7. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 home Version 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks for your help. I'm reluctant to uninstall Display Fusion because I have some profiles there that I think would be lost.

    I resolved my issues by installing a different separate "second display". I have a junk pile of stuff discarded by friends. I was hoping to use a 22" display that is the one shown in my initial posts. I installed a smaller display and it accomplishes my objectives.

    Thanks for hanging with me. Your comments helped me to narrow my options.


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