Fixed my external monitor problem - thought it may help somebody e

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by MeWivFree, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. MeWivFree

    MeWivFree Guest

    I posted this problem a few days ago:

    "Subject: Vista doesn't save monitor settings?

    I am using a Toshiba Satellite P100-160 laptop, but am also trying to have
    things set up so that when my laptop is on my desk I have an external
    keyboard and the main monitor is an external Samsung SyncMaster 913N.

    Because we work from home and there are young children around I have my
    screensaver set to make me log back in again when it is taken off.

    I can set things up fine so that the external monitor is set to my main one
    etc but the problem I have is that when I shutdown/restart or log back in
    after the screensaver has started up Vista switches everything back so that
    the laptop is my main screen.

    I am in and out of our office all the time so its getting to be more than a
    pain to have to keep putting things back the way I want them every time."

    If anybody's having the same problem, and is stumped on how to overcome it,
    this is how we've managed to do it:

    Right click on the desktop.

    Choose "Graphics Options".

    Choose "Output To".

    Choose "Extended Desktop".

    Choose "Monitor+Notebook".

    Problem solved! My external monitor now stays set as the main monitor and
    when Vista does its flickery-pokery on coming out of screensaver mode things
    stay exactly how I like them.

    MeWivFree, Jan 8, 2008
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