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Windows 7: Set external monitor as laptopís primary display when sleep wakening

13 Jan 2016   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Set external monitor as laptopís primary display when sleep wakening

Hello all,

I've set my external monitor as primary because the laptop screen is broken, via Q&A: How do I make an external monitor my laptop's primary display?.

However, when waking from Sleep the primary display is switched to the broken laptop screen instead of the external. If I hit Window+P on my external wireless keyboard, I am able to select the external monitor and then it will come on, most of the time.

Is there a way to set the external monitor as the primary after sleeping? Perhaps a third-party program or registry tweak? I've googled around and searched this forum, but have not had much luck. All drivers are up-to-date

I found this forum post which looks promising, but not sure if the solution proposed is applicable to my case.

Thank you.

Laptop: HP Pavillion G6-1d60US
Monitor: Viewsonic VX900


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13 Jan 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi I have one thought set what the computer does when lid is closed in power options. set it to do nothing. close the lid let the computer go to sleep and see if it will go to the external monitor with lid closed.
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13 Jan 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It will always default to the main screen, sorry

Why don`t you just order a new screen ?
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14 Jan 2016   #4
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
hi I have one thought set what the computer does when lid is closed in power options. set it to do nothing. close the lid let the computer go to sleep and see if it will go to the external monitor with lid closed.
Thanks for the suggestion, however those settings are already in place.
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14 Jan 2016   #5
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It will always default to the main screen, sorry

Why don`t you just order a new screen ?
Thanks for the reply. I haven't ordered a new screen, because I prefer the size of the external monitor. So, even if the screen was working, I would be using an external with the laptop. I use it mainly as an home office PC.
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