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Zergged
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Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

I think the title is self-explanatory but I will do my best to answer questions. I am using an HDMI-to-HDMI cable at the moment.

 

Movement of applications occurs from external to laptop screen, same orientation/snap as they were more or less. Sometimes the desktop shortcuts get screwed up too.

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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

The question or information is unclear.

Could you please state what is the issue here? or are you trying to provide a solution?

 

Thank you.

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Zergged
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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

Okay, it is a problem.

 

Display settings: Monitor 1 is 27 in external monitor, main display. Monitor 2 is the Y700's screen.

 

There would be let's say 4 applications/windows open on Monitor 2, snapped to be completely inside the screen and stacked on each other.

 

Monitor 1 has almost exclusively one application, usually a game, but so far the type of thing opened on Monitor 1 has not had bearing on the problem.

 

Upon the computer locking, whether by screensaver or by manually locking the computer, every single application currently open on both screens decide to re-orient themselves in more or less the same arrangement, but all on Monitor 1. Monitor 2 is now devoid of application windows.

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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

It seems like somehow your laptop is thinking that the HDMI cable has been unplugged.

 

1) Make sure you are using 'Extend these displays' setting under the Display Options.

2) It could be a faulty HDMI cable. Test another one, not same brand if you have.

3) Check the Power plan settings > Advanced Power plan settings and make sure that Intel Graphics power plan is on Balanced or High performance.

 

Let me know if either of those help you out.

 

I have a Y700 connected to my TV via HDMI, I can test it out later in the evening.

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Zergged
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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

1: Double-checked, and this is enabled.

2: I went and bought a completely new HDMI cable (needed to replace really old crappy Comcast no-name ones anyways...). Plugged it in, let the Y700 sit, aaaaand same thing. Everything still moved from Monitor 2 into Monitor 1.

3: I am hoping Maximum Performance is the same as high. Although, I am going to switch to Balanced and see if that changes anything.

Another thing: the HDMI port on the Y700 is somewhat loose, or the cable still can wiggle when inserted all the way. This was a problem I had/have with my previous Y50 as well, though if it was slightly tapped it would lose connection.
Zergged
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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

Changing from Max to Balanced did nothing.

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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

Do you have auto arrange icons turn on? Right click on the desktop then select view to check. When you return from a locked state windows may be initializing the desktop and rearrange the icons on the primary display. Uncheck and see if you still have the problem

Zergged
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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

Auto arrange icons was turned on, so I turned it off. Nothing.

BUT, then I thought "hey, what if dhonzik was on to something?" I turned off snap desktop icons to grid.

Locked, screen went off, logged back in and voila! It didn't screw up the layout!

Thank you dhonzik and rockykoston!
Zergged
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Re: Y700 Win 10 Two Monitors, screen saver, all applications move to laptop

Unfortunately the hiccup occurred again. This fix does work, but not all the time. Sort of back to the drawing board...

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