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When turning on 3rd monitor windows rearrange themselves

Question asked by katskull on Aug 30, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2016 by more

Quick info on my set up before I explain, I have 3 Monitors connected to my computer (System summary shown below), 2 of them are identical 27" samsung monitors 1 hooked up dvi and 1 hooked up through the mini-display port. As well as a 50" 1080p TV connected through HDMI. The Issue I am having started after I updated my video card/catalyst drivers to the newer version. When the 50" tv is asleep for 5 minutes its power turns off (as it always has). But when I turn the power back on the screens will rearrange all my active windows... They will go randomly all to the 2 samsung monitors. This is an issue I never had before. I mainly use the larger monitor for netflix/twitch so it always has a browser open in it and it is annoying to constantly have to move it back up there everytime the monitor falls asleep. I do not want to have do disable sleep mode on the monitors so do not suggest that please. I am sorry if this issue has been corrected by someone else I was unsure of exactly what to look for. Also I would like to add I had this problem before windows 10 as well on windows 8.1. All 3 Monitors are connected and set as monitors not digital flat panel tv's at 1920x1080 this is how things have always been set. I am hoping its just some new "power saving" option or something that makes when the tv goes off it undetects it or soemthing. I appreciate the help in advance.


Catalyst version 15.7.1

Driver packaging version 15.20.1062.1004-150803a1-187674C

Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series (HD 7950 I believe... )


OS NameMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro
Version10.0.10240 Build 10240
Other OS DescriptionNot Available
OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
System NameDESKTOP-2N6VLO5
System ManufacturerGigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System ModelTo be filled by O.E.M.
System Typex64-based PC
System SKUTo be filled by O.E.M.
ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/DateAmerican Megatrends Inc. F18, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version2.7
Embedded Controller Version255.255
BaseBoard ManufacturerGigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard ModelNot Available
BaseBoard NameBase Board
Platform RoleDesktop
Secure Boot StateUnsupported
PCR7 ConfigurationBinding Not Possible
Windows DirectoryC:\Windows
System DirectoryC:\Windows\system32
Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume2
LocaleUnited States
Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "10.0.10240.16384"
User NameDESKTOP-2N6VLO5\odbea
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory12.2 GB
Total Virtual Memory18.8 GB
Available Virtual Memory10.1 GB
Page File Space2.88 GB
Page FileC:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode ExtensionsYes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation ExtensionsYes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in FirmwareNo
Hyper-V - Data Execution ProtectionYes