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Lock Screen and Dual/Multiple displays monitors

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The windows lock screen forces any extended/multiple displays to revert to single display (or single cloned display).

This loses all window positioning on the second or third displays, as they have been forced onto the main display (and worse, they may have been resized due to resolution changes).

Furthermore, the lock screen kicks in immediately after the screen saver (even when I just do a preview), so multiple monitor screen saver setups do not work.

Can DisplayFusion help at all with these problems?

These are the reasons I looked for a solution and found DisplayFusion in the first place.

The Pro price would be worth it just for a solution to this Windows 10 downgrade. (and is the only reason I will buy the pro version if you can provide this feature.

At a minimum can DisplayFusion automatically restore the extended/multi monitor setup, and all windows to their previous size & location?
Sep 21, 2017  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That issue actually has more to do with certain monitor types (DisplayPort or HDMI TVs usually) entering sleep mode, and Windows detecting them as disconnected when that happens. This help guide should work in most cases: https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/automatically-save-and-restore-window-positions-on-sleepresume/?ID=fa98975e-e4ed-45de-afe0-fafad56c7a83

As for the lock screen being shown when the screen saver starts, is the "Require password" box enabled on the Settings > Screen Saver tab?

Sep 22, 2017  • #2
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Hi, Thanks for the response.

I'm not sure it is as simple as the displayport disconnect issue.

The computer has not yet gone to sleep -- only the screensaver has kicked in.

I do have require password. But I would expect that to only take effect when I click something to get out of the screensaver.
Sep 28, 2017  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion sets up the multi-monitor screen savers, but still relies on a Windows API to start the screen saver. Windows automatically locks the desktop (or blanks it if password required is disabled) when starting the screen saver.

We do have an open feature request for the ability to run a screen saver on specific monitors only, so I will add your vote to it. Unfortunately there's no ETA on that as it would require a significant re-write of the screen saver code. We will definitely let you know if/when we're able to implement it.

Oct 2, 2017  • #4
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Please add my vote to the feature request for the ability to run a screen saver on specific monitors only.
It would be very useful for me because:
1. I use one monitor do broadcast my home TV channel to all TV of my house where it's possible remote control this channel.
2. The other two monitors I use only for me.
So I would like to have the possibility to protect the two monitors with lock screen/ screen saver with password and let the monitor with my home TV channel running normally with interactivity.
Nov 17, 2018  • #5
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