Friday, May 11, 2007

Fixing the Dual Monitor Bouncing Monitor Thing in Vista

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.

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