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Monitor positions reset after standby.

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Tyler Jones1
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I'm using DisplayFusion for my laptop (unfortunately running Windows Vista) with a 1440x900 screen and external monitor on the left that's 1920x1080. Whenever I close my laptop and come back to it, it resets to thinking that the second monitor is located to the right and I have to go to Open Display Properties and drag the window back in place.

This happens whether or not the second monitor is in portrait mode (which it often is) or whether I'm using Pro mode (activating the trial didn't help).

Anyone else have this problem? Resetting the window locations is getting old.
Aug 2, 2011  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Which version of DisplayFusion are you currently running? We've actually added a Monitor Configuration feature to the latest beta version. Could you give it a try and see if it will help your issue?

http://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta/

Thanks!
Aug 3, 2011  • #2
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Tyler Jones1
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I downloaded the newest beta, but am having the same problem.
Aug 3, 2011  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, in that beta version, when you right-click the system tray icon, there should be an option for Monitor Configuration. Could you open that up and configure your monitors via that window and let me know how it goes?

Thanks!
Aug 4, 2011  • #4
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Tyler Jones1
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Yeah, I've done it both ways, through Monitor Configuration and Display Properties. Neither seems to save the location of my monitors.
Aug 4, 2011  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, does this issue happen when DisplayFusion isn't running at all?
Aug 4, 2011  • #6
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Tyler Jones1
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Nope, it still resets.
Aug 4, 2011  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Just did a quick search, check out this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/708148.htm#post3760469

Looks like disabling the TMM Scheduled Task might do the trick. I haven't tested this, so this advice is provided as-is, follow at your own risk :)
Aug 4, 2011  • #8
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Tyler Jones1
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That didn't seem to work either.
Aug 5, 2011  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ah, it was worth a try at least. It doesn't sound like a DisplayFusion issue since it happens when DisplayFusion is closed as well, so unfortunately I won't be of much help. But I'll leave this thread open in case any other folks in the forums can provide any insight.

Thanks!
Aug 5, 2011  • #10
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Richard Ruscio
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I have much the same issue. My detail is here ...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/e5618281-28a3-40ad-86db-1d95f2943713

I'm out of ideas.

I have an ASUS P8P67 EVO mobo, two identical ATI 4650 Raedon cards, and 3 monitors. When the system was built, two or the monitors (on one of the cards, in the secondary slot) were positioned and set to portrait, and the third (in the primary slot) to landscape. I recently got a dual monitor stand, and wanted the two portrait monitors to be rotated to landscape. Do all the usual Windows personalizations stuff, 'position' the monitors, save/apply, and reboot.

The monitors came back as portrait. Repeat to the point of annoyance, and try things:

clean start, driver updates, Catalyst Control Center updates, remove/install/remove DiaplayFusion Pro, remove video card, video card / monitor swaps, reset CMOS. In every case, the issue returns - the monitor(s) on the secondary card boots into portrait.

I'm out of ideas.

The hardware configuration now has two monitors on the prior one monitor' (primary) card, running in landscape. The third monitor, now on the original #2 monitor card (secondary), demonstrates the issue.

Any clues would be welcomed. Thanks,

rr
Aug 14, 2011  • #11
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Richard Ruscio
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Ah, it was worth a try at least. It doesn't sound like a DisplayFusion issue since it happens when DisplayFusion is closed as well, so unfortunately I won't be of much help. But I'll leave this thread open in case any other folks in the forums can provide any insight.

Thanks!


Thanks for your reply here. I posted my much-the-same problem below.

Do you know where / how Windows stores the monitor resolution, orientation and location information? My 'failure' always loses track of all three, and that might help me further find clues.

I realize you're not Windows tech support. So, no worries.

Thanks,

rr
Aug 14, 2011  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If you're using Windows XP, I believe the registry settings are located in: HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\VIDEO

For Windows 7, they're stored in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video

Hope that helps!
Aug 15, 2011  • #13
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Richard Ruscio
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Thank you for your reply.

I've found monitor config info in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Connfiguration

Still no clue what's writing to those keys.

Thanks,

rr
Aug 15, 2011  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries! I've never seen this issue happen before, sorry I couldn't be of more help!
Aug 15, 2011  • #15
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