I’ve been pretty satisfied with my Vista experience so far, but running dual monitors on a laptop is a complete hassle. Vista helpfully turns off the external monitor feed every time you disconnect your laptop from a docking station, pull the external cable off, or change displays using a KVM switch. The last one is particularly egregious for me since I have a four-way KVM at my home office.
Thankfully Arnulfo found the trick: Disable the Transient Multimon Manager task.
Go read his post on how to fix the problem.
Two things to keep in mind: 1) the configuration will stay live when you disconnect, so you may have to move apps around. Alt-Space -> M -> Arrows will do that trick. B) TMM was in the MobilePC task folder on my laptop, not the Windows one.
Now Playing: Guster — Lost and Gone Forever.