Originally Posted by zerokool_3211
i got a quick question for everyone........is there a way to make it load a preset when loading windows.......for some reason everytime i restart it puts my top monitor to the left and makes it 1920X1080 even though its max res is 1600X900
i have no clear why it does that
I've had similar problems and there was never any clear solution. Right click desktop and go into Resolution, click on the monitor you want to be your primary display and check "Make this my main display" checkbox. Other than that, you have to juggle the Windows 7 desktop settings with the CCC settings in Desktop Management.
I have always had problems with getting Windows to treat multiple monitors the right way, but it's seen a struggle here and there and sometimes you just have to accept what Windows wants and quit fighting it. Look at this screenshot:
That shows the system settings and the ccc disagreeing on which monitor is monitor #1. I would like to have more control over which monitor is #1, and to be able to match it to the "primary monitor". I have tried all sorts of things, right from the o/s install, and it seems occasionally the system will get it right, and sometimes it gets it wrong. I've had it change when I upgraded a monitor, or just when I switch ports. Other times I have tried controlling it by changing ports and swapping cables but to no avail. Now I just accept that monitor 2 seems to be working as the primary monitor so that monitor gets put in front, while monitor #1 (secondary monitor) gets put to the right side.
You could try going to the monitor manufacturers website and see if they have a driver for your monitor. This should be controlled by the EDID programming in the monitor, but if it's not reporting properly or Windows is nor recognizing it properly, maybe you need to use something other than the standard monitor driver. You can always try plugging it into a different port, or swapping the ports the monitors are plugged into (even if you have to use an adapter). You could also change the driver to a driver that matches your monitor. Go into Resolution, right click on the monitor and select properties, select Monitor tab, properties, driver tab, update, Browse my computer for driver software, pick from a list, disable "show compatible devices" box and try and select your monitor from the list. If you can't find one that's at least close, look through the Standard monitor types and try the generic version with your resolution. You can always try another manufacturers monitor from the list if you can google one and match it's res with your monitors res. Good luck.