Monday, September 5, 2011


Windows 7 Multi Monitor Problem

Windows 7 in general, detects when a monitor is turned off (in a multi monitor setup) and moves the applications outputting to this monitor to the main monitor, however in some situations, this is rather annoying. If a second monitor is not detected, everything will be displayed on the available monitor.Well, is there a way to turn this feature off, so that a program stays on the monitor.

It's kind of strange, but it doesn't seem to be possible to get any answers on how to disable this feature, everywhere I ask I just get the answer 'this is by design' even when I ask in a developer forum, to figure is there's some kind of event could suppress programmatically, I don't get any replies.

This behaviour is by design on Windows 7 and I don't think there is a way to override this functionality except to make sure that both monitors are turned on when you start the system.

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With all the problems I'm having running Windows 7 in a multi monitor(TV) setup, I wondering if Windows7 is mature enough for this kind of usage. Maybe MythTV on a Linus box is the way to go. Or, do will the users get any better in Windows 8.


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