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Windows 7: How to Disable Extended Desktop Mode on Startup

27 Jul 2010   #1
ACM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How to Disable Extended Desktop Mode on Startup

Currently, I have a USB to VGA adapter going from my computer to the TV. The problem I have though, is that everytime I start my computer up, it automatically starts in extended desk top mode, meaning I can't use the snap feature without having to go into control panel everytime to adjust the setting so the display only shows on monitor 1. It never stays put though when I restart my computer.

How do I go about disabling the extended display mode everytime my computer starts?


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27 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Unplug the USB adapter??
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27 Jul 2010   #3
ACM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Unplug the USB adapter??
Very annoying doing that all the time, you know.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Right click the desktop and click Screen Resolution. You should have an option to set it to only display on monitor 1. Are we talking about a desktop or a laptop? I was gonna say something, but depending on what you have, I might not say it.
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27 Jul 2010   #5
ACM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Right click the desktop and click Screen Resolution. You should have an option to set it to only display on monitor 1. Are we talking about a desktop or a laptop? I was gonna say something, but depending on what you have, I might not say it.
It's a desktop. No matter how many times I change the setting so it only shows on screen 1, it goes back to extended mode when my computer is restarted.
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay. My recommendation to just unplug the adapter was on the assumption you were using a computer that you could easily get to the USB ports on. In all my years of using two screens (about 7 years), I've never came across a way to make windows not automatically extend the displays, but I wasn't exactly looking for one either. Unless someone else comes along I'd say try the search function or use google/yahoo/bing to try to find something, but it might be difficult. You could buy a USB extension cable or splitter, which can give you easier access to the adapter, so you can unplug it if you need to. Plus a splitter would give you a few extra USB ports.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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27 Jul 2010   #7
mimrah

Windows 7
 
 

its probably something to do with the usb adapter software
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27 Jul 2010   #8
ACM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ah, well that sucks.

I was thinking there's some sort of way of forcing the setting to be changed when the computer boots up, like you can force software to startup automatically when you login.
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27 Jul 2010   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It must be because its USB. I'm running dual monitors and often switch to single when playing games, and then back to extended when I'm finished. As a test I switched to single and rebooted to see what would happen. It stayed at single, I had to select extended again manually to go back to dual displays. Also I have no problem using the snap feature with single or dual monitors, what problems are you having with snap?
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27 Jul 2010   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

you might use a 3rd party app: 12noon

http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm
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