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Windows 7: Icons off the screen in 7057

22 Mar 2009   #11
dvdluvver

Windows Vista and 7 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
hi all i had the same issue with the ati card installed i disabled the second monitor so only the primary monitor was selected then rebooted.
then after reboot enabled the display to extend to second monitor and everything worked ok

cheers brad
OOh!!! I'll try that. Thanks!!!


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22 Mar 2009   #12
lordloki

Win 7 x64 Build 7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dvdluvver View Post
The common thread here seems to be multiple monitors. I do not have any of the conditions lordloki described. I have two installations, one is a 64 bit installation that is a continual upgrade from Vista (Vista --> 7 beta 7000 --> build 7022 --> 7048 --> 7057) and the other is a fresh installation of 7057 32 bit. Both of them doing exactly the same thing all of us are experiencing.

I wonder this: Do all of us have multiple monitors with multiple resolutions? Perhaps a vertical resolution setting on one monitor is somehow influencing the other monitor, but only for icon placement? Follow me here, my secondary monitor is 1680x1050, but my primary monitor is 1024x768. Is it possible that the boundaries for the icons on my primary monitor is vertically set at 1680 (or something like that)? Just a shot in the dark, but something worth playing with. THis is obviously a bug of some sort.

My video card is an ATI 4850, so it's evidently not card specific, either.
yeah, i didnt think that anything other than ultramon might've been influencing, nothing else made sense. and my resolutions are 1440x900 (primary), 1280x1024 (secondary). i am 100% sure what the error is, but that doesnt mean i have a damn clue how to fix it. the icon space is starting on the primary monitor by taking the bottom as the position of the secondary monitor. if you have a 0 vertical offset with equal resolutions, you should not see an issue. I for instance have my 2ndary set at 560 pix "above" my primary, which is the point where my icon space starts on my primary. if i set it to zero, it brings the icons back down.

whether it is also taking the vertical resolution of the icon space from the secondary, i cannot confirm, because my vertical res on main monitor is smaller.
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23 Mar 2009   #13
LanceMoreland

Windows 7
 
 

It is definitely a bug. The only thing that I have been able to do to rectify the problem is to drag the tops of the monitors level in display settings. Although I would prefer my screens lined up on the bottom, lining them up at the top resolves the issue.

Lance
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25 Mar 2009   #14
HHawk

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
hi all i had the same issue with the ati card installed i disabled the second monitor so only the primary monitor was selected then rebooted.
then after reboot enabled the display to extend to second monitor and everything worked ok

cheers brad
That didn't work for me.
Did exactly what you said, but as soon as extended my desktop (after reboot) the same problem returned.
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25 Mar 2009   #15
LanceMoreland

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HHawk View Post
That didn't work for me.
Did exactly what you said, but as soon as extended my desktop (after reboot) the same problem returned.

Same with desktop.ini popping up. :S
Just position the tops of the two monitors level in control panel and it'll resolve the issue until we get a fix.
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25 Mar 2009   #16
HHawk

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LanceMoreland View Post
Just position the tops of the two monitors level in control panel and it'll resolve the issue until we get a fix.
Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean? Can you explain yourself a bit better?
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25 Mar 2009   #17
LanceMoreland

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HHawk View Post
Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean? Can you explain yourself a bit better?
Right click on your desktop and select "screen resolution". Drag the No1 monitor such that the top of it is at the same height of the No2 monitor and click Apply.
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25 Mar 2009   #18
HHawk

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LanceMoreland View Post
Right click on your desktop and select "screen resolution". Drag the No1 monitor such that the top of it is at the same height of the No2 monitor and click Apply.
Ah okay... Well I tried it, seemed to work, however my resolution went back to 85 Hz, so I did changed it back to 100Hz and made my 2nd monitor primary once again and the same problem returned.

Guess I am stuck using the secondary (left) monitor as my 'icon-monitor', oh well.

Thanks for explaining though.
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25 Mar 2009   #19
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

dual screen problems.

That was a thread I started about the SAME thing... got a couple ideas.... but i hope its something they work out of the next build. and most important the release.
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25 Mar 2009   #20
LarryLaser

Windows 7 7600 x86 &x64, Windows XPP sp3 (x86) & sp2 x64
 
 

Well I can tell you what i did to fix it for me.
Before I changed the Resolution or any thing at the monitor Settings. I right click on the Main monitor and unchecked the "Align to Grid" settings, then grabbed all the Icons on my desktop and moved them to the center of that monitor.

Then went to the "Resolution" settings and repositioned the monitors the way I need them (My main was not # 1, and on the wrong side), after the system (Desktop Windows Manager) came back to life, which took almost 3 minutes of "Black Screens", then I selected My "Main Monitor" and clicked Apply, when that finished, then I moved the Icons where I wanted them and rechecked the "Align to Grid". and It worked,(just for 2 monitors).
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