Windows 10: Primary monitor keeps disappearing!

Discus and support Primary monitor keeps disappearing! in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; My primary monitor only supports HDMI input, and my second monitor is VGA only. I am currently using a Displayport to HDMI adapter to run my primary... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by geek 0001, May 26, 2021.

  1. geek 0001 Win User

    Primary monitor keeps disappearing!


    My primary monitor only supports HDMI input, and my second monitor is VGA only. I am currently using a Displayport to HDMI adapter to run my primary monitor, and an HDMI to VGA adaptor to run the second screen.

    The problem is that any time the PC goes into power saving mode, and also sometimes on startup, I lose the Dislayport to HDMI monitor, and I have to unplug it and plug it back in again. I have tried doing this with a Displayport to VGA, and just plugging the other monitor into the...

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    geek 0001, May 26, 2021
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  2. How to auto-hide taskbar of the second monitor keeping unhide in the primary monitor?

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to auto-hide taskbar on second monitor and check if it helps:

    Steps:

    1. Right click on the taskbar and select
    Properties.

    2. In the Taskbar tab under
    Multiple displays, Uncheck the Show taskbar on all displays box.

    3. Click on Apply
    and Ok.

    This will display the taskbar only on the primary monitor.

    Hope it helps. Revert to us with the results, will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan Babu ER, May 26, 2021
    #2
  3. Monitor Primary monitor layout switches upon second monitor power off

    Hi alts63,

    One of the possible reasons why your primary monitor layout switches is that the rotation lock option is turned on. In order to turn that off and fix the issue, please follow these steps:

    1. Press Windows key + A on your keyboard to open Action Center.
    2. Click the Expand button.
    3. Click the Rotation lock to turn it off.

    Let us know the result for us to help you further.

    Regards.
     
    Jesrael Bor, May 26, 2021
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Primary monitor keeps disappearing!

    How to make external monitor as primary monitor?

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand that you want to make the external monitor connected to the laptop as a primary display and do not want to mirror the laptop display.

    We would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below:

    1. Press Windows key + P, and select
      Extend.
    2. Now, press Windows key + I, to open
      Settings.
    3. Click on System, and select
      Display
      on the left pane.
    4. Now, under Rearrange your displays, click on Identify to
      Identify the displays.
    5. Click on the display number that is for external monitor.
    6. Scroll down, and click on the checkbox for
      Make this my main display.


    Refer the screenshots below:

    Identify and select Display:


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    Select Primary display:


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    For additional information, see
    Set up dual monitors on Windows 10
    .

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 26, 2021
    #4
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