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Brain Teaser !!! ]:)

By ThumbsUp2 ·
I?m tired of reading all of the password/hacking requests (and bored), so I thought I?d throw a little brain teaser at you, just to see if anyone is awake. I?ll try to keep it simple, but THIS IS A QUIZ!!!!!!

System:
Windows XP Pro ? SP2 fully patched
Dual monitor set up, left and right

Work Environment:
In this particular dual monitor setup, the left monitor is #1 and the right is #2. You have #2 application moved over and displayed on the right monitor (maximized) and #1 application being displayed on the left (maximized). Everything works fine and you use it on a daily basis this way. Every time you start these applications, they display exactly where you left them (i.e.: #1 app displays on #1 monitor and #2 app displays on #2 monitor).

Scenario:
The BOSS notifies you on Monday morning after you?ve started working for the day that he?s sending you and your computer to HQ to work from there for a few days. They want the computer to go too because they want to install some specialty software on it while you?re there. You?re told to leave the monitors where they are. After all, HQ has an extra monitor to use when you get there. So, you shut down, unplug everything and take just the PC with you, load up and get on the road.

Problem:
When you arrive at HQ and get everything plugged in using just ONE monitor, you boot up and begin to go to work. However, you discover now that you can?t SEE the application that used to open up on the 2nd monitor (right) because you forgot to move it back to the left monitor before you shut down and hit the road. The application starts because you can see it in your taskbar and task manager. You just can?t see the application window. It?s being displayed on a non-existent monitor (i.e.: the computer thinks the monitor SHOULD still be there).

Teaser:
We know we can fix the problem by shutting down, plugging in a 2nd monitor temporarily while at HQ, move the application window to the left screen, shut down again and unplug the 2nd monitor. There is another way to resolve the situation without having to do all of this shutting down and borrowing another monitor.

What is the quick and easy solution?

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Auto adjusts on turn off?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Thank you

Is the auto adjust on turning off the monitor an add-on or something for your card? I haven't seen this feature before. Does it work if the application was maximized in the 2nd monitor?

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Single

by Jacky Howe In reply to Auto adjusts on turn off?

VGA-PCIE. Just run an adaptor for the PCIE to VGA. Works a charm.
Edit
The only catch is if I set up shortcuts on the second monitor and forget to turn it on they get transferred to the other desktop. What a mess. Lucky that I only use them while I am on a project.

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Yeah, I noticed that too.

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Single

Not only does it move the icons you've placed on the 2nd monitor's desktop, it places them over the TOP of other icons on the 1st desktop. So you have to go searching for them, peaking under others and move them around anyway. Yeah, it's a mess. But, once you get used to what it's doing... it's not too tough to figure it out.

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I kept

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yeah, I noticed that too.

getting caught out with a couple of my games. If I forget to disable the second monitor the curser goes right off the screen. I gets a bit hard to move the troops around. And yes if I have an Application start on the second screen it swaps over when I disable the monitor.

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Oh yeah... I forgot......

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to What about this

Since you got the quiz on the first try, you get to go next..... so, what is YOUR brain teaser?

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Did you try

by TonytheTiger In reply to Brain Teaser !!! ;) ]:)

right-clicking on the task bar button, select "move", and use your arrow key to move the hidden window to the current screen?

(BTW, my setup is just like that except I use monitor 2 (the one on the right) as my main monitor.)

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Same

by rahouseholder In reply to Did you try

I do it this same way. Had a dual monitor setup with a laptop in a docking station. On occasion it would think there was still a second monitor when I took the laptop home...

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Doesn't that get confusing?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Did you try

With the main on the right, don't you have to move the mouse to the right edge of the right screen so it will appear on the left side of the left monitor? That get's really confusing!

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Right-click on taskbar icon

by Nodisalsi In reply to Brain Teaser !!! ;) ]:)

Select <u>R</u>estore
Right click again and select <u>M</u>ove
You may now use cursor keys to slide the application into the left of the desktop.
When done, maximise.

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I'd have said - Increase screen resolution, until you see the RH window

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Brain Teaser !!! ;) ]:)

It'll eventually begin to encroach into the existing single screen. Then you can drag the open window across, minimize, and return to normal resolution.

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