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Windows 7: Locked screen doesn't appear on both

05 Oct 2009   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

W7 (showed extended mode, locked screen)





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05 Oct 2009   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

W7: locked screen and wallpaper desktop are different cos i changed them.
XP: have not changed either wallpaper or locked screen image.

I have dual-boot so was a matter of restarting to each and talking pics.
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05 Oct 2009   #13
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

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05 Oct 2009   #14
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

..and why is there a black screen when locked in w7, and not a black screen when locked in xp?
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05 Oct 2009   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Nevermind trying to solve this....for some reason, the black screen became visible with wallpaper when using screensaver. This is new to me lol.
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05 Oct 2009   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Nevermind trying to solve this....for some reason, the black screen became visible with wallpaper when using screensaver. This is new to me lol.
Because this is by design in Windows 7 to only have one screen visible during lock-mode. There is no reason to have both monitors active to type in your password and continue\log back in. This is energy efficient and makes complete sense. If you need TWO MONITORS to log in to/continue using the workstation than I would seek medical assistance...

Honestly I don't see what is so hard to understand here


...and if you don't like that than as you have made it known, XP does what you wanted so stick with it
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09 Apr 2010   #17
cokeonice

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Nevermind trying to solve this....for some reason, the black screen became visible with wallpaper when using screensaver. This is new to me lol.
Because this is by design in Windows 7 to only have one screen visible during lock-mode. There is no reason to have both monitors active to type in your password and continue\log back in. This is energy efficient and makes complete sense. If you need TWO MONITORS to log in to/continue using the workstation than I would seek medical assistance...

Honestly I don't see what is so hard to understand here


...and if you don't like that than as you have made it known, XP does what you wanted so stick with it
I have been searching the Internet (mainly using Google) to learn to "tweak" Windows 7 both at home and at work. Most of the good "solutions" that I have found have come from SevenForums.

In WinXP you could set your desktop background to "extend" across both displays. So, if I have two monitors at 1280x1024 resolution, I could take an image that is 2560x1024 and "tile" it across both displays. I could also do this for the login or lock screen by adding the path to the "Wallpaper" string in the registry (HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop|Wallpaper). When you lock your screen or log off your 2560x1024 image would display. I would use the same image for my desktop and the login/lock screen. That way it would appear as though the background had not changed.

Zidane24, you state above that "There is no reason to have both monitors active to type in your password and continue\log back in. This is energy efficient and makes complete sense." Actually, even though Win7 is displaying the login background on one display, BOTH displays are still active and turned ON. Kari actually pointed this out and I looked at my second monitor in lock mode and, sure enough, the little green light is still on. How is that energy efficient?

I too would like an image capable to be shown on ALL of my monitors as it was in WinXP. Why stick with WinXP when Win7 is supposed to be better? One of the major concepts behind Windows and the improvement of Windows is the aesthetic appeal. To me, MS may have nerfed what was a cool feature. I say "may have" because I intend to continue to search to find a solution.
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29 Jun 2010   #18
hypnotoad72

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Nevermind trying to solve this....for some reason, the black screen became visible with wallpaper when using screensaver. This is new to me lol.
Because this is by design in Windows 7 to only have one screen visible during lock-mode. There is no reason to have both monitors active to type in your password and continue\log back in. This is energy efficient and makes complete sense. If you need TWO MONITORS to log in to/continue using the workstation than I would seek medical assistance...

Honestly I don't see what is so hard to understand here


...and if you don't like that than as you have made it known, XP does what you wanted so stick with it
In theory, you're correct about it being an energy savor.

In practice, on the 50 machines I've got Win7 on, the second monitor's power light remains green and the backlight remains lit. Only the image vanishes. But where energy savings is supposed to count, it's not working. At all.

Zero energy savings are made by blanking the screen but not placing the monitor in standby mode (amber light).

It's a bug in the OS.
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