Windows 10: Multi-Monitor dragging windows between screens resizes window

Discus and support Multi-Monitor dragging windows between screens resizes window in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently retired a laptop that had it's own screen as 1920x1080 and had a second monitor plugged in that was set to 1920x1080 and when I dragged any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by d4005, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. d4005 Win User

    Multi-Monitor dragging windows between screens resizes window


    I recently retired a laptop that had it's own screen as 1920x1080 and had a second monitor plugged in that was set to 1920x1080 and when I dragged any application's window between screens, I would see no change in size of the window being dragged. I could move back and forth and the size would never change.

    However, my new laptop (an Acer Aspire 5) which also has it's native screen 1920x1080 and has that very same monitor now plugged into it and set to 1920x1080, now when I drag any window across from one screen to the other, the window resizes. I see it change exactly as it passes the threshold of the window being 50% on one screen and 50% on the other. I can wobble it back and forth (left/right) at this threshold point and see it being resized up/down in height by a roughly 100-150 pixels. It's not the most annoying problem to have, but annoying enough.

    When I right-click on my desktop and choose display, I see that both screens are set to 1920x1080 and I have them in a 2:1 layout and have the external monitor (display 2) as the main screen and have my start menu/toolbars on there (with vertical layout on the right side of the screen). I don't know if this is relevant ... as I drag the window, it goes behind the start menu/toolbars as it crosses monitors.

    Setup:
    Acer Aspire 5 15" 1920x1080p i7-8565U 16GB, External monitor 27" LG 1920x1080. Windows 10 Home.

    :)
     
    d4005, Jun 7, 2019
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  2. 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, Jun 7, 2019
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  3. Rose Ter Win User
    How can I drag a screen display onto an adjoining satellite monitor?

    Hi Stewart,

    In order for us to assist you dragging a screen to your satellite monitor, you can follow these steps:

    • Move the cursor off each of the four screen edges to see if one of them works.
    • If it does, position the monitors in the Display > Screen Resolution window
      to match the physical placement of the monitors.
    In the event that the previous steps failed to work, you can try these:

    • In the display settings just swap the
      Display1 and Display2 Monitors.
    • Drag the Monitor1 display icon and
      drop it on Monitor2 display icon, this would give you the correct alignment of screens.

    Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further inquiries.
     
    Rose Ter, Jun 7, 2019
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  4. btarunr Win User

    Multi-Monitor dragging windows between screens resizes window

    Windows 10 KB3213986 Update Cripples Multi-monitor Gaming

    The recent Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3213986) cripples multi-monitor gaming, looking at the way Microsoft worded its "known issues" text. After the update is applied, users with multi-monitor setups could experience screen stuttering or clipped screens when running 3D apps on machines with more than one monitor. The only workaround Microsoft suggests for now entails running your 3D apps in non-fullscreen modes, such as windowed-maximized (pseudo-fullscreen) or windowed modes. Microsoft also goes as far as to suggest that people with multi-monitors could try starting their 3D apps with just one monitor connected.

    "Users may experience delayed or clipped screens while running 3D rendering apps (such as games) on systems with more than one monitor," the change-log for the KB3213986 update reads. "To work around this issue please consider the following options: 1. Running the application in Windows mode (not full screen), or 2. Starting the application with only one monitor connected," it adds. The update effectively cripples multi-monitor gaming, using technologies such as AMD Eyefinity or NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround.


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    Source: Microsoft
     
    btarunr, Jun 7, 2019
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