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Windows 7: Totally give up 2nd monitor setup steals main focus

17 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Totally give up 2nd monitor setup steals main focus

I've been running 2 extra monitors - VGA (737 CDU) and a LCD 12.1

I turned my monitor on this morning and my main was blank but its was on and my LCD was blank. I unplugged both monitors and my main came back on. So i figured out its my LCD 12.1 HDMI thats stealing my main monitor. I have tried everything possible.

Does anyone know why its stealing my main monitor. It should not do this


GTX 780

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17 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 64 bit

Just an update. If i use my LCD only it works fine but soon as i plug that VGA in, everything switches over to the VGA. But my VGA monitor is blank because it only switches on with my 737 NGX plane in prepart3D flightsim, so when i do configure everything back to my main and i switch off my PC it messes up again.

But its been working months before though
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17 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

It seems my VGA keeps taking priority
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 Totally give up 2nd monitor setup steals main focus

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