Windows 10: Automate show only on main monitor when secondary is switched off

Discus and support Automate show only on main monitor when secondary is switched off in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I have a 4k hdr TV connected as second monitor Which I use from time to time. It is set as extended display. The thing is when I turn it off, I would... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by ancalimon, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. ancalimon Win User

    Automate show only on main monitor when secondary is switched off


    I have a 4k hdr TV connected as second monitor Which I use from time to time. It is set as extended display. The thing is when I turn it off, I would like Windows to automatically switch to show only on main display and when I turn it on I want Windows to remember the old position and settings of the secondary monitor and switch to extend these displays mode. Has anyone achieved this?

    :)
     
    ancalimon, Feb 28, 2020
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  2. Unable to interact with the content on the secondary monitor

    I have three monitors plugged into a evga GTX 1060 ACX 2.0, the system is running latest Windows 10 pro.

    Every night I put the computer to sleep. Occasionally, and more frequently the past week, I wake the computer in the morning to find very strange behavior:

    • Whatever monitor is my main display works perfectly
    • Secondary monitors turn on and show the last content they had (any open browsers, programs, etc)
    • I can move my mouse into the secondary screens and see it moving around just fine
    • When I click or do any kind of interaction on those screen, the visuals do not update (again, mouse around moving is fine)
      • Click a window, the window focus never shows; scroll or press a button on a website, doesn't show any changes; click the Windows button, menu doesn't open
    • However, I can still interact with the screens despite not being able to see what I'm changing
      • Drag a window off the screen and it magically appears on the main display; press the 1-Click buy on an Amazon item, receive it 2-5 business days later
    • Changing the main display changes the screen I can interact with
    • Mucking with the resolution of the secondary monitors does not fix the issue but it does update their visuals
    • Display driver details:
      • Date: 2018-11-12
      • Version: 25.21.14.1694
    • I am in the process of downloading NVidia 2019 drivers to see if that helps

    The only fix I've found so far (with my limited experience debugging display issues) is restarting the computer. Help!

    ***Modified title from: Secondary display content is frozen, can still see mouse and "interact" with frozen windows***
     
    sean.hudson, Feb 28, 2020
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  3. Ajhmain Win User
    The taskbar locked to bottom of secondary monitor moves to the primary monitor whenever primary monitor is switched on.

    See the title.

    I have the taskbar locked at the bottom of the secondary monitor so the primary monitor is completely empty for watching movies, games TV etc.

    Whenever I turn the primary monitor on, the taskbar immediately jumps from the bottom of the seconday monitor over to the bottom of the primary monitor. I then need to untick the 'Locked' option on the taskbar, drag it back to the secondary and tick 'Locked'
    again.

    The taskbar disrupts desktop icons on the primary and any application running on the primary monitor at the time and quite frustrating.

    Primary monitor is an Asus PB328, connected via Display Port to the PC.

    Secondary monitor is a Samsung 24 connected via DVI to the PC.

    I expect the taskbar to remain where I place it when locked, regardless of monitors been switched on or off.

    The sequence of turning on the primary and secondary monitors has no impact. As soon as the primary monitor (Asus on DP) is turned on, the locked taskbar moves to the primary display, regardless of whether the Samsung is on or not.
     
    Ajhmain, Feb 28, 2020
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  4. Automate show only on main monitor when secondary is switched off

    Repositioning app window on dual monitor, Windows 10

    Hi Dreed,

    Thank you for your response.

    In this case, we would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and check.

    1. Launch Skype.
    2. Drag the Skype Window to secondary monitor.
    3. Resize the window as per your preference.
    4. Maximize the Window and Restore Down.
    5. Then close the skype window in secondary monitor.
    6. Then try re-launching and check if the issue resolves.

    Regards.
     
    Manjunath_H, Feb 28, 2020
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