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Windows 7: Secondary monitor resolution messed up

26 Mar 2015   #1
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Secondary monitor resolution messed up

So I have just installed my secondary monitor simply to multi task as I play games on my primary one. Everything was going well until I did something stupid I wanted to switch it and make my games come on my secondary and browse on my primary. When I did that I didn't like it so I undid it. When I did that I launched a game from steam and I looked over at my screen and half of it is taken up my my primary screen.
So say I had chrome open I put it to the far left of my primary screen where the game pops up I launch a game and half of chrome is on my secondary monitor and I didn't put it there. Sorry not the best explanation but it's the best I got at almost 1am any help Plz I need to know soon thx.


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26 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Tell us, how did you make your game show up on the secondary monitor ?

If you drag chrome to either monitor, that`s where it should stay.

Turn off the pc.

Unplug the secondary monitor, re boot windows. All should be fine now.

Run your game, open your browser etc. see if things are fine.

Turn off the pc, re connect the second monitor.

Restart the pc, all should be fine now.
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26 Mar 2015   #3
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry it didn't work :/ anything else
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26 Mar 2015   #4
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm going to try and show you guys in a picture maybe that will help
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26 Mar 2015   #5
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I took the before and after pictures once I open a game of any type half of my secondary monitor is taking up by whatever was on the left side of my main monitor


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26 Mar 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Weird,
Try windows snap,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/snap

If you don't have Silverlight see this,
Snap a Window to a Side
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26 Mar 2015   #7
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No sorry I know about that and that doesn't work here is another before and after pictures though (in the middle of taking the picture I realize I haven't tried a different game. So I did ,the third picture, and it does the same thing but not as bad. Tried a different game, fourth picture, and it didn't do it at all??)


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26 Mar 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

How are you connecting to each monitor dvi/ vga/ hdmi ?
Also use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page
Cheers.
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26 Mar 2015   #9
Lavahound

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

My main monitor is connected via hdmi and second monitor is dvi
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26 Mar 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I think it`s totally normal, my second monitor always goes nuts when I play a game.

But I can put Precision X and my Thermaltake software over there before gaming and it remains fine.

Just close the browser before gaming.
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