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Windows 7: Dual screen setup - Win7 Enterprise 32bit

19 Jun 2012   #1
Colm

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 
Dual screen setup - Win7 Enterprise 32bit

Hi,

My workstation has a laptop, with docking station and second LCD screen, I guess this is a very popular workstation setup. I have setup my station so that my LCD screen is my primary display, with my desktop extending to my laptop screen when my computer is docked. When undocked my laptop screen automatically becomes the primary.

I have a nice setup where certain icons (many programs which I would only use at my workstation) are on my extended screen. And a nice logical organisation of icons on my primary LCD.

The problem is that my settings always revert (and sometimes behave unpredictably) when i undock and redock, sometimes also when I shut down (esp if I should down undocked and restart docked, or vice versa). Mostly the icon arrangement goes back to the default (organised to the left side of the primary display). Sometimes other things happen too, like this morning I'm docked and my laptop screen is no longer park of my desktop.

Of course I can always readjust the settings, but doing this daily (or everytime I redock) becomes very laborious. Is there a way to set up a display profile, for docked and undocked and ensure it remains constant

Tnx


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20 Jun 2012   #2
dino13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The icon arrangement in windows is saved when shutting down your PC. If you undock your laptop without shutting it down the icons will reorganize to the way it was at the first startup.
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23 Jun 2012   #3
Shinji

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but this program I use regularly is called "X-Mouse Button Control v2.4" and it has an option to "Save desktop icon layout". Then you could just restore the layout each time you are docked! (this program also has many other useful features)

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23 Jun 2012   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can also save the layout with the free Fences

Fences - Windows Desktop Organization Software

A Guy
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24 Jun 2012   #5
Shinji

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You can also save the layout with the free Fences

Fences - Windows Desktop Organization Software

A Guy
Thanks A Guy.. here is the direct download without entering your email.
Fences - CNET Download.com
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