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How do I automate display for different screens

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    How do I automate display for different screens

    Hi everyone. This is probably a simple issue. I have just bought an ASUS computer running Windows 8.1. My old computer (Windows 7), would detect when I plug in a new screen (e.g. connecting my laptop to my desktop screen) and automatically change the screen settings for that screen. Now I find I have to re-start every time I plug in a new screen for the display settings to work. Then re-start again when I go back to using the laptop screen.

    Wondered if anyone could advise what I'm doing wrong.

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Have you tried to just use the proper Function key with or without Fn. Also you can swap displays with the Mobility Center, by using any of the commands in this link. How To Open Windows Mobility Center In Windows 8.1
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  3. #3

    Monitors typically are NOT "hot-swappable" - and for good reason - you risk shorting out the card and/or monitor if the plug is not perfectly aligned while inserting or removing. This is one reason KVM switches are typically recommended.

    IMO, you've been lucky if you were successful in the past and I recommend you just leave the external monitor connected, or just plan on shutting down, connecting then boot up when connecting it.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for your advice broe23 and Itaregid. Gives me some ideas to go on with.
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