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I'm currently very frustrated with my DisplayPort-connected monitor, an Asus VE278Q. Whenever I turn it off while the computer is on (which I do a lot), the computer seems to think there is no connected monitor at all and reverts to a dummy 600x480/800x600/1024x768 (I'm not sure exactly how large) resolution which often messes up the desktop icons (they get shoved away to a 1024x768 area in the top left corner of the screen). If I turn the monitor off while playing a fullscreen game, sometimes when I come back and turn it back on I find the game only rendering a 600x480/800x600/1024x768 (again, I'm not sure how large) rectangle in the corner. Another issue that happens frequently is that since I have a dual monitor setup and my second display is connected via DVI, when I turn off the DP monitor sometimes all windows on the DVI monitor move to the DP one after I turn it back on.

From what I've heard this is a common issue with DisplayPort since it's a Plug and Play technology. I've never had this happen before with DVI-connected monitors, but I've never had it either with HDMI which also is PnP as far as I know.

So my question is, can I somehow keep tell the OS to keep the monitor alive, so that after I turn it off and come back it looks exactly like it did when I left it?

Any help is greatly appreciated. smile.gif