Windows 10: Multiple Displays - Change Settings and Layout in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 11,233
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       01 Mar 2016 #10

    mixie said: View Post
    No matter how many times I drag a program to the desired display and close it there, it always opens up the next time on the "main" display. I did not have this problem with Windows 7; only since the upgrade to Windows 10.
    Please mention some of the apps behaving like this.
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #11

    Hi guys,

    I have one monitor attached to my laptop. I use the monitor in extended mode. My issue is that whenever I disconnect my laptop from the display and then connect to another display. All of my apps are shown in the primary display. (i.e., on laptop)

    Is there a way to make the app remember that this app will always be opened in the secondary display if it is connected ?

    Thank you,
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  3. Posts : 11,233
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2016 #12

    Disconnecting an external display in dual display system as yours, Windows naturally switches everything to the remaining single display. When reconnecting an external display, apps "remember" those single display settings until you change them again.

    I am afraid there's nothing you can do for this.

    Kari
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  4.    13 Jun 2016 #13

    Hai All,
    Sorry if this is not the right thread.
    At the moment I'm working with a firm who has flexible work spaces. The desks are all nicely equipped with additional monitors so I can work relaxed using a two monitor set up as described above.
    The issue I have is that every time I go and sit on a place where I didn't sit before, I have my settings messed up and have to re-apply the dual monitor setup again.
    Is there a way to define the default dual monitor setup such that it starts with "Extend Monitor" instead of "Duplicate Monitor"?
    Thanks for any help.
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  5.    07 Oct 2016 #14

    Great tutorial. However I am all of a sudden today unable to have my duplicated screen on my wide Samsung monitor show properly. It used to just automatically 'fit' the whole screen and to me looked ok. Today it is just showing the same sort of size display as the laptop and I can't 'enlarge' it. I've spent ages searching for a solution and right clicking the thing to find Display' and fiddle with the various options. I don't believe I have ever manually changed the resolution from the recommended 1366x768 that is currently displayed in the dropdown menu. Does anyone have any clues why this has all of a sudden happened (eg automatic software update that's stuffed things up or have I inadvertently played with some keyboard combination and locked it to show only a small laptop screen on my wide monitor. Thanks in advance.
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  6.    07 Oct 2016 #15

    Maybe there is something wrong with the cable?
    They tend to start malfunction all of a sudden without a clue to why or when.
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  7.    07 Oct 2016 #16

    DeBAAT said: View Post
    Maybe there is something wrong with the cable?
    They tend to start malfunction all of a sudden without a clue to why or when.
    thank you for your prompt reply - do you mean the Samsung separate monitor cable? - I have removed it, reinserted it, switched off the computer 3 times and restarted it...
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  8.    07 Oct 2016 #17

    DeBAAT said: View Post

    Is there a way to define the default dual monitor setup such that it starts with "Extend Monitor" instead of "Duplicate Monitor"?
    Thanks for any help.
    My old Dell Latitude C840 has some BIOS settings to set some external display options. It also had a setting for docking to create a new profile for each docking station, or to reuse the existing docked profile. If you don't want to trade your laptop in for a 16 year-old Dell Latitude C840, you could use powershell to query the docking status and configure the displays as you wish.
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  9.    07 Oct 2016 #18

    One consideration is that a display adapter supports a limited set of resolutions, and the display also supports a limited set of resolutions. If you are lucky, your video adapter supports the native resolution of the display, otherwise you will need to either compromise and find a common resolution you can live with, or replace either the video adapter or the display.

    If your video adapter doesn't support the native resolution of the display, you may want to set the monitor to adhere to the resolution or stretch the resolution to fill the screen. Adhering to the resolution leaves some black borders for the unused pixels but it also maintains the aspect ratio. If the display stretches the resolution, there are no black boarders. but it distorts the aspect ratio. If you maintain the aspect ratio, a circle will be displayed as a circle, but it you stretch the resolution, a circle will be displayed as an ellipse.
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  10.    3 Days Ago #19

    We recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 with an NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 Pro, Thunderbolt docking system. I am having the following issues.

    Text is so small on laptop we can hardly read. (Yes we are 50yrs old) but seriously it's too small. The only way that I have been able to increase the size is by sliding the sizing up to 300% however . . .that causes additional monitor issues.

    When a calendar app is moved from the laptop to an external monitor you can not edit it in any way. ..This one has be baffled.

    Dragging windows to different monitors is a HUGE pain. While dragging I get a POP up of different options of how I might like to have the screen appear. Split right/left, Split top/bottom . .etc. More than half of the time the window will pop back up on another monitor. I forgot to mention that we are using 2 additional monitors. One using HDMI and the other using the Mini DisplayPort.

    Using AutoCAD LT 2018 the screens seem to be a little jumpy and glitchy.

    any help to any of the above would be GREATLY appreciated, If I didn't describe the issue in enough detail please let me know.
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