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Windows 7: swapping display numbers

30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
swapping display numbers

I'm trying to swap the display numbers here so that the widescreen is labeled #1. Normally, having screen #2 as my primary has always been fine but now that I want to play a game, it seems to fullscreens to #1 only and I can't change that. Was hoping anybody knew a way to reverse the display numbers in windows?

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30 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

The 1 and 2 are more a function of the video card and not something in the drivers or Windows. It usually depends on which of the ports on the card the displays are connected to as to how they are numbered in Windows.

An much easier way around it is to just set the monitor you want as the primary by checking the box that says "make this my main display".
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit

:/ If you look at the picture, display 2 (the widescreen) is set as my primary and display 1 (the full screen) has an unchacked box offering me to set it as primary. It seems that selecting which is primary is not really my solution in this particular dilemma.

I just recently built this computer and my foresight wasn't keen enough for me to recognize that with my case and video card, the HDMI inset would be slightly obscured. To make a long story short, HDMI (widescreen/ display 2) is inserted into my mother board while my DVI (fullscreen/ display 1) is inserted into my video card. So I'm not sure the ports on the card solution applies here as well.

Sorry to make matters worse...
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