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SOLVED - Just got a 2nd monitor...weird black box on desktop??

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Solved - It was ASUS AI Suite. Simplest thing is always the most frustrating haha.

I hooked up a 2nd monitor to my system. I put it to the left of my current monitor. I want the monitor in front of me to be my main (Desktop/task bar) and the one to the left to be extended. When I did this, the 2nd monitor (left side) is showing a black box with 2 little arrows in it. If I switch the orientation of the monitors, it goes away. My only guess as to why this is doing this is because it wants to have the "main" monitor to the left most monitor? I'm not sure.

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Edited by B-Roll - 8/13/11 at 3:45pm
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They're also the same size monitors, they're just positioned differently cus I was messing with the inputs to see if I could fix it.
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Try using a program called Ultramon to manage the extra screen for you - it's a fantastic piece of software.
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post #4 of 12
try swapping dvi ports and see if it remedies the issue
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I tried that. It doesn't.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smo;14572520 
Try using a program called Ultramon to manage the extra screen for you - it's a fantastic piece of software.

I shouldn't have to use a program though. I've seen plenty of people do this and not have this weird bar. It's just weird to me that it disappears if I make the left most monitor the "main" desktop.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-Roll;14572624 
I tried that. It doesn't.

reset to factory defaults??
could be defective bro
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No it can't be because it does it on the monitor I've had forever as well. I've switched everything. The only time it doesn't do it is if I make the leftmost monitor my main. Which is the only thing I can think of as to why it's doing it. I would just like to know what it is.
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post #9 of 12
Looks like something on the monitors own menu... Have you tried changing the monitors settings from the monitor itself?

Edit: Didn't see the above comment...
 
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post #10 of 12
The black box is likely caused by Asus' utility Ai Suite II. Close that application and see if the black box goes away.
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