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Unread 16-08-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
fliplewis@gmail.com
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Dual Monitor Problem

I use my laptop at work with dual monitors and at home as a single
monitor.

When I switch back to a single monitor, some programs actually still
try to open in the second monitor (that is not plugged in). So I end
up with a taskbar window showing the program but the application
window is not visible. If I minimize and maximize I can see the
window flashing to open in the second monitor (Again that isn't
plugged in)

I have tried:

1. Rebooting
2. Control Panel --> Montoir --> Extend to second monitor and then try
to switch it back to single monitor
3. Right clicking the taskbar window and clicking move and trying to
drag the mouse over.
4. Minimizing and Maximizing the window


Any ideas?

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:03 AM   #2
RalfG
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Re: Dual Monitor Problem

Either always make sure to drag your applications onto the laptop display
before you close them or disable the secondary video in the Displays control
when working with only one monitor.

For the immediate problem you can try right-clicking on the hidden app in
the taskbar, select "Move" and use the keyboard cursor keys to slide the
hidden window onto your laptop display.

<fliplewis***********> wrote in message
news:1183011996.521415.310350@j4g2000prf.googlegro ups.com...
>I use my laptop at work with dual monitors and at home as a single
> monitor.
>
> When I switch back to a single monitor, some programs actually still
> try to open in the second monitor (that is not plugged in). So I end
> up with a taskbar window showing the program but the application
> window is not visible. If I minimize and maximize I can see the
> window flashing to open in the second monitor (Again that isn't
> plugged in)
>
> I have tried:
>
> 1. Rebooting
> 2. Control Panel --> Montoir --> Extend to second monitor and then try
> to switch it back to single monitor
> 3. Right clicking the taskbar window and clicking move and trying to
> drag the mouse over.
> 4. Minimizing and Maximizing the window
>
>
> Any ideas?
>



 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:03 AM   #3
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: Dual Monitor Problem

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 06:26:36 -0000, fliplewis*********** wrote:

> I use my laptop at work with dual monitors and at home as a single
> monitor.
>
> When I switch back to a single monitor, some programs actually still
> try to open in the second monitor (that is not plugged in). So I end
> up with a taskbar window showing the program but the application
> window is not visible. If I minimize and maximize I can see the
> window flashing to open in the second monitor (Again that isn't
> plugged in)
>
> I have tried:
>
> 1. Rebooting
> 2. Control Panel --> Montoir --> Extend to second monitor and then try
> to switch it back to single monitor
> 3. Right clicking the taskbar window and clicking move and trying to
> drag the mouse over.



That's the way to do it, except that you can't drag because you can't
position the mouse on the window. Use the arrow keys instead.

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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