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W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 5:12 AM

I just got my new w500 and made it Win XP SP3 and I change the setting so when i close the lid it shouldnt do anything however when i do the monitor turns off when i close the lid and my desktop icon are place in the middle and they are all rearranged....

 

Can someone help me fix i tried looking on google saying it a presentation director problem and i tried everything out there like remove change the setting with the presentation and the do display setting and change the setting on the ATI graphic card to see why it shows a smaller resolution before going back to the 1920x 1200 resolution.... or is there no fix right now when can we see some more fixes for the laptop........

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 8:21 AM

Hello,

 

I would suggest to create a ne profile, then you can step by step telling the prasentation director what you

want to do if you ´ll close your lid.

 

There is a little tool, called "icon restore"-->google for it, to restore your Icon layout with simply one klick. 

 

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Andreas

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 9:03 AM

http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c275/yont010/?action=view&current=untitled-1.jpg

 

 [IMG]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c275/yont010/untitled-1.jpg[/IMG]

 

I bought the 1920x1200 resolution screen i did set up the new profile but  still need to fix it .......

i think there need to be a software fix for the thinkpad w500 because there was one for the t series and the x and stuff like that

and also i was wonder if there display option were the same as mine?? because everytime i close the lid the resolution goes to a small one and changes back to big i thiink the resolution at 1440x 900 probably......

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-65835.html

 just like this

Version 6.14.10.4693

  • (Fix) Icons on the desktop will be rearranged by a LCD cover close/open action. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Version 6.14.10.4648

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad R52 (18xx), T43 (18xx), Z60m, and Z60t.
  • (Fix) After suspend/resume, display device changes unexpectedly on special condition.
  • (Fix) Video driver override installation has failed if same video driver version is used.
  • (Fix) Sometimes Fn+F7 display switching does not work after disabling the extended desktop.
  • (Fix) After LID close/open operation, sometimes display resolution changes unexpectedly.
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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 9:24 AM

Hello,

 

yes, there was a software solution for the older models, like T,R.

Hopefully your problem don´t need this software solution.

The resolution changes, when lid is closed, is caused may be during the signal changes then to your other video ports.

May be in presentation director is an option to tell not to switch graphics to an external monitor, when closing the lid.

 

Regards

Andreas

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 11:22 AM

l would suggest a third party software for this (moderators, if we can't suggest third parties let me know).

 

UltraMon manages multiple monitors and has a desktop icons saving feature also. It's the best of its kind.

 

http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-01, 17:22 PM
can some one explain to me the sets in the presentiation director!! please i tried to tell the pressentation thing not to signal to the other grpahic card but i doesnt seem to work!! can someone give me some steps ?
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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-02, 21:55 PM

running window xp 3 anyone?? i would like to know if any other w500 doesnt this not just mine

just put your icons on the right bottom corner and see if they change??

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2008-10-03, 8:00 AM

Hello,

 

a dirty trick, google for program "Icon restore" install it, click on workplace or garbage can,

then you can save your icon layout and restore it, when everything is scrambled.

 

Otherwise see if you can make some switches in bios to avoid this phanomenon.

But I think we have to wait for new bios or gfx driver.

 

regard 

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2009-01-15, 12:12 PM

Hi guys, I think I'm onto something here. (I have a W500 running WinXP SP3)

 

1) Load up the task manager

 

2) Find the two processess with the Image Name "ati2evxx.exe"

    In this example:

       ati2evxx.exe Mem Usage: 4224K  PID: 1128 *

       ati2evxx.exe Mem Usage: 3288K  PID: 1524

 

3) One process seems to have a numerically lower PID, and a larger memory footprint.  (Marked with a * in my example)

    Kill this process.

 

Now you should be able to safely close and reopen the lid without the resolution changing.

 

I don't have time to really look into how safe doing this is, or any more details than that, but hopefully this is enough information for someone else to track down a better solution :)

 

--

Francis

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Re: W500 Display when i close the lid the desktop icon rearrange!!

2009-01-16, 1:11 AM

it's the thinkpad power manager service...  if you disable it, your windows/icons won't get rearranged anymore (it changes the resolution when you close the lid...why, i have no idea...the best advice i can give you is to install only the very minimum of lenovo's software you can get away with...  i.e. the device drivers)...  however, disabling it may have other unintended consequences.

 

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