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Windows 7: Apps on Dual monitors swapped around when waking up from sleep mode

08 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
I've found W7's automatic monitor detection to be quite problematic in some other situations too

I think they need to work a bit more on this. It really should remember the last settings or allow you to "Lock" the omnitor settings and not auto change them till you "Unlock" them. When the second monitor is a TV, which is off most of the time, it should REALLY not try to rearrange the desktop every time the computer is restarted. Grrr...
OK, good to hear i'm not the only one with this issue.

I just don't understand how they could have gone backwards here as there was no problem with this in XP and previous versions, but now, if you search the word "Sleep" in a forum a thousand issues pop up!

At least mine isn't quite as serious as some of the others i've seen, but it still blows my mind.

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08 Jul 2010   #12

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

TeachersPet, I'm using multi monitor setup (I have 3 monitors, see my specs). I don't see any problems with window moving all over the place like you've described... Check your display adapter's drivers, maybe it has something to do with it. I remember that ATi have "HydraVision" utility, it's similar utility to Nvidia's NVIEW. See if you can poke around in it...

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10 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I just switched from a GTX285 & 9600GT to an ATI HD5850 yesterday.
I locked the machine and the middle screen went to sleep but the side screens stayed on.
With the Nvidia cards all 3 screens would go to sleep.

Woke up the display and unlocked the machine and everything was where it was when I locked it.

did you state your make and models of your screens?
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