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Desktop icons change places after setting up secondary display, need help!

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I just recently set up a HDMI cable between my computer and my AV-receiver which is connected to TV. I did this because I wanted to be able to play music and videos from my computer easily enough. The problem now is that every time I power up the receiver and set the correct HDMI input, my screen goes off and comes back after a few seconds and the whole desktop has been changed. I think the issue is with the resolutions since the TV is Full HD and my computer monitor is 2560*1440. Even my computer monitor is set up as main display and the TV is merely an extended desktop it still changes the resolution for the main monitor to Full HD for a while screwing up the desktop. Is there any way to prevent this?
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Not that i know of in windows, but there is some third party utilities that will keep you icons from doing that. I can't think of one in particular, but if you google it i know your find something.

I've been using Stardocks Fences,...which makes the problems much less annoying. Instead of 30 icons flying across the screen, i have 3 fences flying across the screen which is much more manageable.
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