Windows 10: tell windows 10 which is the primary monitor.

Discus and support tell windows 10 which is the primary monitor. in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; it knows which is 1 and which is 2. but when we open anything it goes on 2. how do we tell it to open everything on 1? thanks windows home 183288 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by anon125, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. anon125 Win User

    tell windows 10 which is the primary monitor.


    it knows which is 1 and which is 2. but when we open anything it goes on 2. how do we tell it to open everything on 1? thanks windows home

    :)
     
    anon125, Aug 3, 2021
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  2. Tenforo Active Member

    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
     
    Tenforo, Aug 3, 2021
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  3. Tenforo Active Member
    Why are all open windows forced to primary monitor on monitor power up.

    Why has windows 10 started to force all of my open windows onto my primary monitors when I power them up?

    I have used a two monitor setup for roughly 15 years and only recently have I started seeing this behavior. I have done the following and the issue still persists:

    1. Update display drivers.
    2. Uninstall display device, restart, reinstall.
    3. Update monitor firmware.
    4. Change device resolution and refresh rate.
    5. Change primary monitor.

    I have this issue on 2 PCs with different graphics cards. I do not have this issue on 2 older PCs also with different graphics cards. I spoke with support chat and they confirmed that the same thing happened to them on their device and tried telling me that
    this was expected behavior.
     
    Tenforo, Aug 3, 2021
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  4. Tenforo Active Member

    tell windows 10 which is the primary monitor.

    Let's have a poll on "Your primary Windows OS"

    Let's have a poll on Your primary Windows OS:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows Vista and earlier
    Why "primary Windows OS"? Some of us may have alternative OS'es installed (CentOS for me), some of us may have two or more Windows versions installed concurrently.

    Thank you!
     
    Tenforo, Aug 3, 2021
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