Windows 10: HDMI TV becomes primary monitor when plugged in. Solved

  1.    02 Apr 2016 #1

    HDMI TV becomes primary monitor when plugged in.

    I have been searching all over for the following problem:

    I have a normal dekstop-pc setup with a 24" monitor hooked up to the graphics card with a DVI cable.

    To be able to watch a movie on a bigger screen, I hooked up a standard 40" TV to the graphics card via the HDMI cable.

    I then Duplicate the screen and play the movie on the PC (they are in the same room). When I do other work on the PC, I turn the TV off.

    For me this works fine, the problem however is this:
    Windows 10 now sees the HDMI-TV as the FIRST monitor, and my desktop as the SECOND.
    (I didnt realize this for a long time until I played a game recently and the screen kept flashing and I was having all kinds of problems where the game just wouldnt run right, which was solved when I pulled out the HDMI cable.)

    So, how can I tell Windows to set my Desktop monitor as the Primary and the TV as the secondary, and leave it that way without having to switch settings when gaming or watching a movie.

    Thanks for your help,
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  2. Arc's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       02 Apr 2016 #2

    Look at here: Nvidia control Panel > Display > Set up multiple display.
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  3.    02 Apr 2016 #3

    Well that works, got it figured out. Thanks!
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  4. Arc's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       02 Apr 2016 #4

    Welcome. :)
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