Windows 10: Restoring window placement when undocking and docking a laptop

Discus and support Restoring window placement when undocking and docking a laptop in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have two extra screens on my laptop at work. I take my laptop to a meeting with no extra screens connected. I come back, dock the laptop, and the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by djjjblawson, Jan 14, 2020 at 4:08 PM.

  1. Restoring window placement when undocking and docking a laptop


    I have two extra screens on my laptop at work. I take my laptop to a meeting with no extra screens connected. I come back, dock the laptop, and the windows need to be rearranged again.

    Is there a way to get windows or a utility to keep track of the overall screen configuration #, size, resolution, and remember where windows were placed, so when the screen configuration matches again, it puts applications BACK where they were?

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    dayslizard101, Jan 14, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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  3. Undock Windows 10 laptop

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I will certainly help you with this.

    I appreciate if you could answer few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • Are you facing any issue while undocking the laptop from docking station?
    As of now there is no such software “undock" button for Windows 10, you can use hardware undock button to undock the laptop.

    Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance, we will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, Jan 14, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Undock Windows 10 laptop

    Hello... Thank you for the response. I was unaware that Windows 10 did not have a software undock button. I'm not having any issues undocking using the physical undock button on the docking station.

    One question; since there isn't a software undock button there aren't any hardware profiles to save my dock-settings, this is causing me to have to enable my 2nd monitor each time I dock my laptop. My current setup is as follows: I use my laptop monitor
    + a 22" monitor. The 22" becomes my primary and my secondary is my laptop screen. Is there any way to setup my laptop so that when I dock it it remembers my setup?

    Thanks.
     
    WindowsBeatsMac, Jan 14, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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