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Windows 7: Not a Fan of W7's Monitor Detection

02 Apr 2010   #1

System 1: Win7 Premium x64, System 2: Win7 Premium x32
Not a Fan of W7's Monitor Detection

One of my systems is a dedicated HTPC with 55" DLP TV connected via HDMI-HDMI, and an LCD connected via DVI-DVI on a nVidia GT 240 video card.

Whenever the TV or monitor is turned on or off, any open application windows jump from display to display. So if I'm encoding a DVD and the LCD goes to sleep, when I come back the app window has gone to the TV (whether the TV is on or off). If I happen to have the app window minimized, I can't use a hot key to move it back. I have to turn on the TV and drag it back.

Add to that my desktop icons mover around, even though my LCD is set as the primary. This same set up worked wonderfully with XP. Everything stayed where I put it regardless of displays going on and off.

If anyone one knows how to turn of the monitor detection "feature" I'd really appreciate it.

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03 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre

Are you running the Nvidia's Control panel. Try making the Monitor the main display. Or taking Nvidias control panel out.

Has similar prob with Monitors going off for no reason, uninstall Nview and it hasnt happened yet.
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04 Apr 2010   #3

System 1: Win7 Premium x64, System 2: Win7 Premium x32

Thanks for the reply mrdemon.

My monitor is set as the main display. When you say uninstall Nview, I assume you mean uninstall Nvidia Control Panel as Windows 7 does not come with Nview Desktop Manager. The problem isn't that monitors go off and on for no reason, its that when they go off (turn off TV, monitor goes to sleep) the application windows will switch displays.
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