Windows 10: Why are all open windows forced to primary monitor on monitor power up.

Discus and support Why are all open windows forced to primary monitor on monitor power up. in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by TheNapTime, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. 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.

    :)
     
    TheNapTime, Apr 7, 2019
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  2. 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, Apr 7, 2019
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  3. alts63 Win User
    Monitor Primary monitor layout switches upon second monitor power off

    When I disconnect or power off my third monitor (portrait), and turn off my #2 monitor (landscape)

    my primary monitor switches from landscape to portrait.

    How can I stop this behaviour?

    I don't use my #3 monitor often, and would like to have it "disconnected" to prevent windows opening in it (even when it is off windows insist on popping up there). Unplugging cables is inconvenient.



    All monitors are the same brand and model. Windows 10 (current). Display set to extend desktop
     
    alts63, Apr 7, 2019
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  4. Why are all open windows forced to primary monitor on monitor power up.

    Edge browser continiously opens on primary monitor and I need it to open (to it's full size) on second monitor!

    How oh how do you make this Edge browser open on my second monitor and then remember to open there? This is driving me crazy! It continuously opens on the primary monitor, and then I have to move it to the second monitor and expand the window EVERY
    TIME! Come on Microsoft! Windows 7 did this with no issues...why have you taken such a step backward? This is so frustrating!
     
    JenniferRE, Apr 7, 2019
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