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Touch and Pen Displays - Configure in Windows

  1. #10


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    Double check in Task Manager to see what process is running for it when running fully to see if adding it to the Startup folder may sort it.

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  2. #11


    A process called "Control Panel Betteryless Application" appears the Apps section of the Processes when I launch it. Not sure how to add it to the Startup column though but i'll check your guide.

    In my case after Displays: I dont see 1|2. Multiple Monitors.
    I only see 1. PA248 and if I scroll down, I also can choose 2.PA248.
    But no 1|2. Multiple Monitors as per your example.

    My Startup folder is currently empty.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
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  3. #12


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    You'll only see "1|2. Multiple Monitors" if you have your displays set to "Duplicate these displays" in the screen resolution settings.

    In Task Manager, right click on "Control Panel Betteryless Application" and click on "Go to details". This will take you to the Details tab with it's process highlighted. See if adding this process as a shortcut in your Startup folder will help by having it automatically run when you sign in to your user account.
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  4. #13


    OK, after I clicked "Go to Details", i did not know how to add it as a shorcut to the Startup folder so here is what I tried: right-click to Open File Location. Right-click the file and selected "Copy". Go back to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp and right-cilck "Paste Shortcut" and I got a Windows prompt saying "Windows can'r create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?"

    ????
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  5. #14


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    Go ahead and let it create a shortcut on your desktop, then you could just move the shortcut from the desktop into your Startup folder.
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  6. #15


    OK - update. What you suggested worked - however, i do start my Windows with the Genius screen appearing. THe only difference is that if I close the Genius window, this time the settings stick.

    Its an OK workaround but I know I wont like seeing that control panel pop up everytime I launch Windows...

    Anything else you suggest?
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  7. #16


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    Good news so far.

    See if you can do this below to have the shortcut in your Startup folder open minimized.

    • Right click on shortcut, and click on Properties.
    • Click on Shortcut tab.
    • To the right of Run, select Minimized in the drop down menu.
    • Click on OK.
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  8. #17


    Shawn, once more its an OK workaround. The panel did not open fully, but an active and flashing icon appeared in my task bar. I closed it just as I had closed the fully opening one and it kept working fine.

    Is this the best its going to be? One way or another I will have to "X" the panel and close it?

    The mysterious thing is that when I close it, it keeps working IF it was included in the Startup.
    But if the panel was open because I manually launched the program, then it worked properly only WHILE the app was open.
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  9. #18


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    That's about all I know to do for now as a workaround.

    You might also contact Genius to let them know what it's doing with their driver to see if they may be able to release a new driver update that will address this.
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  10. #19


    OK thanks for your assistance Shawn!
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