Windows 10: Locking PC Then Sign In causes windows to all be moved off second monitor

Discus and support Locking PC Then Sign In causes windows to all be moved off second monitor in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Earlier this week a Windows Update has caused my desktop to behave odd. Before running updates it behaved as expected. If I lock my pc via [Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by mxmissile, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. mxmissile Win User

    Locking PC Then Sign In causes windows to all be moved off second monitor


    Earlier this week a Windows Update has caused my desktop to behave odd. Before running updates it behaved as expected.


    If I lock my pc via [Windows Key] - L and let my pc sit for a few minutes and sign back in, all the windows are moved, rearranged and resized to the left screen (I have 2 monitors), how do I prevent this from happening?


    I've tried disabling putting "screens" to sleep in the Power configuration, this had no effect.


    I've tried this, had no effect.


    Anyone know which update could have caused this so I can hopefully un-install it?

    :)
     
    mxmissile, Jun 14, 2019
    #1
  2. Ed Funk Win User

    Microsoft Family Time Limit Lock Moves My Windows Off My Second Monitor

    I was finally able to get time on my child's computer and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Then I waited until the scenario causing the issue came up (Microsoft Family locked the computer at the designated time). When it did, the next time my child
    logged on after Microsoft Family locked his computer the previous evening, all the same things happened—the application windows on the second monitor all moved back to the first monitor and couldn’t be accessed/sized/moved/clicked, and the apps needed to be
    shut down and restarted.

    I'm not sure how a Windows Update Troubleshooter would be the solution for such a problem, since the issue isn't with Windows Update. Please advise what step(s) I should take to resolve
    this issue, rather than generic suggestions such as Windows Update Troubleshooter, reboot, clean temp files, etc. As always, any guidance you can provide is greatly appreciated.
     
    Ed Funk, Jun 14, 2019
    #2
  3. second monitor

    Hi Pauline,

    Some of the advantages of having multiple screens (dual monitor) are it increases your productivity or it allows you to do multitasking. When awaking your PC after putting it to sleep, it will be directed at the sign in page. Normally,
    the second monitor will just reflect black screen and the main monitor will reflect the sign in page. After signing in, your second monitor will automatically open if it is turned on.

    If the second monitor doesn’t turn on, we recommend that you run the Power troubleshooter by following these steps:

    • Click the Start button, then type Control Panel and then press
      Enter.
    • Change the View by option on the top-right to Large icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting, and click on the View all option on the left pane.
    • Run the Power troubleshooter.

    If the issue persists, kindly refer to the resolution provided by
    breadbox88 in this
    thread
    and check if it will help you with the issue.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Efraim Gar, Jun 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Locking PC Then Sign In causes windows to all be moved off second monitor

    Second Monitor

    Hi David,



    Some of the advantages of having multiple screens (dual monitor) are it increases your productivity or it allows you to do multitasking. When awaking your PC after putting it to sleep, it will be directed at the sign in page. Normally,
    the second monitor will just reflect black screen and the main monitor will reflect the sign in page. After signing in, your second monitor will automatically open if it is turned on.



    If the second monitor doesn’t turn on, we recommend that you run the
    Power troubleshooter by following these steps:



    • Click the Start button, then type Control Panel and then press Enter.
    • Change the View by option on the top-right to Large icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting, and click on the View all option on the left pane.
    • Run the Power troubleshooter.


    If the issue persists, kindly refer to the resolution provided by breadbox88 in this thread and
    check if it will help you with the issue.



    Update us with the outcome.
     
    Efraim Gar, Jun 14, 2019
    #4
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