Windows 10: Programs forgetting monitor/positions

Discus and support Programs forgetting monitor/positions in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am running dual monitors both through DP and I use my second monitor for my system info and other information. My problem is when ever my pc goes to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Urbwolf, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Urbwolf Win User

    Programs forgetting monitor/positions


    I am running dual monitors both through DP and I use my second monitor for my system info and other information. My problem is when ever my pc goes to sleep or the monitors turn off if i walk away for 20 min all the programs i put on the 2nd monitor reset to the main monitor or on restart the same thing happens. I want the programs to remember position on returning from sleep. And i do have advanced power saving off on both monitors.

    :)
     
    Urbwolf, Nov 6, 2020
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  2. Vijay B Win User

    Opening programs on second monitor, not main monitor

    Hi,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps.

    1. Right click a free area of the desktop, select "properties"

    2. Click the "settings" tab

    3. Click the mouse on the seconary monitor grapic,

    4. UNCHECK the box "extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor"

    5. Click the primary monitor graphic

    6. Make sure that "use this device as primary monitor" is CHECKED

    If you're not sure which is 1 and which is 2, tap the "identify" button. It should display a huge, gigantic "1" on the primary monitor.

    Or if that does not work, right click the application on the Taskbar, click Move, then use the arrow keys to move the program. The mouse cursor locks to the program window and you can use the mouse to position the program
    on your screen, you just have to use the arrow keys initially.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other issues with Windows in future.
     
    Vijay B, Nov 6, 2020
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  3. Opening programs on a twin monitor setup

    Hi,

    To further assist you, we suggest for you to follow these steps:

    • Hover to the open application on the taskbar.
    • You'll get a miniature Preview screen of the said application.
    • Hover your mouse over the Preview screen.
    • Right click on Restore.
    • Re-hover over the same Preview screen.
    • Right click on Move.
    • Use the arrow keys to move the application on your desired screen/position.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    PreciousLeb, Nov 6, 2020
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  4. Programs forgetting monitor/positions

    Why did the startup window get cleared?

    I didn't missed any step, the list was gone and gone , even after using lot of programs the programs were not listed in that list.
     
    smartali89, Nov 6, 2020
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