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Windows 7: Locked computer dual monitor

02 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Locked computer dual monitor

I've seen a thread on this but I couldn't find an answer (there might not be one).

ANYWAYS, when I lock my computer, my right monitor turns to a black screen instead of displaying the background of my lock screen.

The screen doesnt turn off (its not to save power) as I can still move my cursor over to the right monitor.

Does anyone know how to make my locked screen background show instead of just a solid black screen?

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02 Jul 2010   #2

 

Do other notification screens appear on both, eg. log-on, change user, ALT+CTL+DEL?
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nope, on startup it's just a black screen too. I'm not too worried about that though.

Mainly its for aesthetic reasons. When I lock my computer (required when I leave my desk at work, for good reason) I want both screens to display a picture.

If it was for some sort of power save option I could understand, buts its displaying a solid black screen, its not off hah.
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02 Jul 2010   #4

 

I can see what you want but the point is that there's only one of each screen created so you can't display it on both monitors unless you have some kind of cloning device which would have to be working despite the fact the computer is locked. In other words, it ain't gonna happen!

I'm really not sure why you would need it anyway. If the computer's locked what difference does it make whether anybody thinks the 2nd monitor is off, broken, disconnected or whatever? Presumably the whole idea of locking it is to prevent people seeing any open applications not to show off two copies of the same rather dull notification?
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02 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Again, its purely a want, not a need. My co-workers were also wondering the same thing, because they have desktops that spread across the dual monitor setup, and would LIKE (again, not need) both monitors to show a graphic.
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02 Jul 2010   #6

 

There's plenty of dual monitor screensavers available for that (just ask Google). It's just not possible to lock the computer and have it act as if it weren't locked!
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02 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I dont need it to act as if it wasn't locked.

There must be SOME way to make it so instead of DISPLAYING A BLACK SCREEN, it DISPLAYS A PICTURE.

You know?
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02 Jul 2010   #8

 

I think you have a rather strange notion of the definition of 'locked' then!
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02 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Win XP did it properly. I can't remember if Vista does the same as 7. But I want it to lock and just show a password box and keep the wallpapers showing.

I know what the OP wants and I want it to.
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02 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Win XP did it properly. I can't remember if Vista does the same as 7. But I want it to lock and just show a password box and keep the wallpapers showing.

I know what the OP wants and I want it to.
Thank you for understanding hah.

To clarify, I do not care if its the desktop wallpaper OR if its my custom logon screen background. Just want to be able to set a picture on the 2nd monitor
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