Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1

Discus and support Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm relatively new to Windows 10. I usually run with a second display, but occasionally use just my laptop's display. When I switch from dual-display... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MJ Kahn (mj), Jul 12, 2018.

  1. MJ Kahn (mj) Win User

    Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1


    I'm relatively new to Windows 10. I usually run with a second display, but occasionally use just my laptop's display. When I switch from dual-display to single, Windows 10 suddenly manages my windows very differently. Specifically, I can work with only one window at a time because Windows forces it to be maximized. Sometimes I can get a second window to display, but then I can't overlap the two windows - if I resize one to make it wider, the other window automatically resizes to make room for it.


    I've seen articles that say, "Right-click on an empty spot on the taskbar and click on 'Cascade Windows,'" but when I'm in this mode, "Cascade Windows" doesn't appear.


    I just want to be able to work with my windows the same way I do when I have two monitors! Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    MJ Kahn (mj), Jul 12, 2018
    #1
  2. ChojiTiger Win User

    Taskbar bug: switching to another window -will not appear at the front


    Follow either of these steps to fix the issue with the Active window hiding behind.

    Method 1:
    I suggest you to disable window by hovering over it with the mouse and check if it helps. To do so I suggest you to try the below given steps and check if it helps:

    • Press Windows key + X key and click on Control Panel.
    • Select or click Ease of Access.
    • Click or tap onEase of Access Centre.
    • Click on Make the Mouse Easier to Use was uncheck Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse.
    • Check if issue is resolved.
    Method 2:
    I would suggest you to completely uninstall the touchpad driver and reinstall it. Kindly follow the below given steps.

    • Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
    • In the list of devices, you should see the touchpad drivers.
    • Right click on the device and then select "Uninstall".
    • In the uninstall dialog, make sure you select the option to delete the driver package from the system. This causes the driver package installed earlier to be deleted.
    • In the Action menu of Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option. This will cause the device driver to be reinstalled. Once the driver is installed, close all windows and restart the computer.
     
    ChojiTiger, Jul 12, 2018
    #2
  3. Jayant Gupta Win User
    Windows switching automatically in Windows 10

    Hello Jimmy,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community and providing us with the detailed description about the issue.

    As per the description, I understand that you are experiencing issue Windows switching automatically in Window 10 on the system.

    I certainly understand your concern and will try my best to help you.

    There is a possibility that this issue might have occurred due to corrupt display drivers on the system.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps.

    Step 1: Update the Display driver.
    Please follow the steps given below to update the display driver.


    • Click Start and go to
      Run.

    • In the Run prompt, type
      devmgmt.msc
      and then click OK.

    • Device Manager will open.

    • In Device Manager
      expand Display adapters.

    • Right-click the display driver and click
      Update Driver Software.

    • Select Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.
    Step 2: Check if there are any updates for display drivers available in Optional Updates; this might fix the issue. Refer to the following steps.


    • At the Start screen, type Windows Update.

    • Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select Install optional updates from the left results.

    • When the Windows Update control panel opens, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates.
    Step 3: If the issue persists, I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the Display driver. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the display driver.


    • Open Device Manager.

    • Expand Display adapters.

    • Right-click the display card driver and click
      Uninstall.

    • Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click OK to remove the driver.

    • After the un-installation is complete, reboot your computer as soon as possible.
    Computer will load the generic display drivers. Now, please go to the manufacturer’s website, download and install the compatible display card drivers for your computer and check.

    You may also refer to the following website below to download the drivers for the Graphics card.

    Download Drivers.

    The above steps holds good for Windows 10 as well.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, Jul 12, 2018
    #3
  4. csatennis Win User

    Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1

    Taskbar bug: switching to another window -will not appear at the front


    I have been trying to fix this for months. Your solution Method 1 seemed to work. THANK YOU!!!!

     
    csatennis, Jul 12, 2018
    #4
Thema:

Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1

Loading...
  1. Windows 10 issue when switching from 2 displays to 1 - Similar Threads - issue switching displays

  2. Rd Remote desktop issue accessing computer from outside the network

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Rd Remote desktop issue accessing computer from outside the network: Remote desktop works perfectly in network..When i try to access outside network( main reason i need it at all)..1st it told me that The server certificate was not trusted so I found the certificate and I uploaded to the trusted certificates ...So that problem is solved and...
  3. Update KB4345421, does this fix the Dolby Sound and other issues with feature update 1803?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Update KB4345421, does this fix the Dolby Sound and other issues with feature update 1803?: I just noticed this update last night. I set my WiFi to Metered Connection as to not automatically download updates. I would like to know if this cumulative update fixes the issue some of us are having with the 1803 build, namely Dolby Audio being broken, and the system...
  4. Rd Remote desktop issue accessing computer from outside the network

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Rd Remote desktop issue accessing computer from outside the network: Hello so I have my desktop computer and my laptop I am able to access my desktop computer from my laptop on the network but when I go outside the network at first it was telling me the server is not a trusted certificate so I uploaded the server as a trusted certificate now...
  5. Issue with users switching on the login screen

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Issue with users switching on the login screen: /!\ Merry Christmas to all ! /!\ [img] My problem : Alt+F4 give me the option of switching users but only the current user "nemo" is selectable All users are set active including the built-in Administrator [img] [img]...
  6. Issues switching between user accounts

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Issues switching between user accounts: I share my laptop with my wife; I have an admin account and she is a standard user. We have a consistent but intermittent problem switching between user accounts using the fingerprint reader. Most of the time, one swipe of a finger properly changes accounts. At least every...
  7. HDMI Switches - Video card issue

    in Windows 10 Graphic Cards
    HDMI Switches - Video card issue: Hoping someone can help me here. Status Quo - I have a Dell 9200 running Windows 10, with an AMD HD5670 video card with Aug 2015 Windows 10 drivers. Its connected to an HDMI projector (older Sanyo, 720P), and a legacy VGA monitor. The multiple display setting work fine....
  8. Switching from ethernet connection to Wifi issue

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Switching from ethernet connection to Wifi issue: Hi guys. Bit of a "first world problem" here i know but it is slightly irritating and really would appreciate any help There is 2 computers and 2 virgin superhubs in the house i live in (not both mine) both ethernet connected. Occasionally i have to unplug my superhub and...
  9. Taskbar problems minimizing, switching, bringing window to front issue

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Taskbar problems minimizing, switching, bringing window to front issue: Okay... This is getting pretty frustrating. I can't multitask like before. Windows/programs/ don't come to the front when I click on their icons in the taskbar. Ex: I have Chrome, WordPad and File Explorer all on my taskbar. I click on File Explorer and it comes to...
  10. Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on

    in Windows 10 Support
    Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on: Hi, Just as the title says, I'm having a slight issue with my dual monitor setup. I regularly need to keep my computer on while not using it, so I usually turn both screens off when I do so. My problem occurs when I return and turn both monitors on. When I turn on...