Windows 10: See through window issues in External monitor

Discus and support See through window issues in External monitor in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Right this one is strange. I have windows 10, dual monitor set up. It is an intermittent and unpredictable behaviour. What happens occasionally is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DBartlett3, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. See through window issues in External monitor


    Right this one is strange. I have windows 10, dual monitor set up. It is an intermittent and unpredictable behaviour.


    What happens occasionally is that the second monitor (only happens on that one) will be working fine maximising and minimising windows. The without warning the 'top' 10% or so of the screen becomes 'see through' and displays my desktop. The open window navigation is lost. I click the task bar at the bottom and ask the windows to be side by side and it is fine. I maximise the window again and same see through. I refresh the screen. Same. The only way I can stop the behaviour and get the normal function back is to restart my computer.


    I attach a screenshot showing the 'see through' window:


    See through window issues in External monitor [​IMG]




    ***Modified title from: Dual monitor issue***

    :)
     
    DBartlett3, Jul 10, 2019
    #1
  2. Pavan_N Win User

    External monitor blanking often

    Hi,

    Please answer these questions to assist you better.

    • What is the make and model of your computer and external monitor?
    • Have you installed all pending Windows and driver updates?
    • Do you get any error message?

    I suggest you to install all pending Windows updates in your PC and also update Display drivers. Follow the steps below.

    Step 1: I would suggest you to check and install any latest Windows Updates available.

    • Go to Start and then Settings.
    • Click on Update and Recovery.
    • Check for updates under
      Windows Updates.
    • Restart the system and check if the issue is resolved.

    Step 2: Please refer to the following Wiki article created by
    Andre Da Costa on How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10.

    How to: Install and Update Hardware Drivers in Windows 10

    Do let us know if you still get random black screen in the external monitor. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Jul 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Romel Ram Win User
    External Monitor with Quicken

    Hi Mark,

    It is possible that the display resolution automatically adjusts after connecting to an external monitor. For us to properly isolate this issue, we have some questions for you:

    • Are you experiencing the same issue even without using the Quicken tool?
    • Have you checked if the display resolution settings of the Surface device and the external monitor is the same?
    • Have you tried checking for a graphics device driver update?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done to isolate the issue?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Romel Ram, Jul 10, 2019
    #3
  4. See through window issues in External monitor

    Dell XPS 15.6 Monitor issues

    Hi,

    Monitors may not work as expected if the driver is not up-to-date. With this said, we suggest that you check if you have the latest drivers installed. In addition, we would like to ask some questions that may help us to isolate the issue.

    • Does the external monitor work with your laptop before?
    • Have you tried to connect the external monitor to your desktop?
    • When did the issue start?
    • Were there any changes made to your computer prior to the issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Katrina Men, Jul 10, 2019
    #4
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