Microsoft fixes Windows reorganization bug when connecting external monitors to Windows 10

Microsoft fixed a bug in Windows 10 that caused windows of open applications to be rearranged automatically when connecting external monitors, even when switching between connected monitors, after spending some time without using them.

A failure that caused more than a headache seeing how the application windows that were open on the desktop had been organized on their own without the user having anything to do with it. A real puzzle that already has a solution.

Windows that organize themselves

While connecting the PC to an external display, be it laptop or desktop, some users encountered an unpleasant problem after several hours without using the equipment. The windows had changed position and had even changed places on the monitors.

A fact that requires double work, since the solution is to reorganize, now, by hand, the insurgent windows again. A waste of time that has a negative influence, especially when we are working.

The problem that Michelle Xiong, program manager at Graphics Team for Microsoft called “Rapid Hot Plug Detect (Rapid HPD)”, has a solution. If you are using multi-monitor setups through a DisplayPort connection, you can already try to correct this failure.

Microsoft has released a feature that is now available in Windows Insider Preview as version 21287 or later. To be able to test its operation, all you need is an external monitor connected via DisplayPort. If it is a desktop computer, at least two external monitors are required, and in the case of laptops, only one external monitor is sufficient.

Being versions of Windows 10 available in Dev Channels, they may contain bugs and errors, so you can make suggestions or comments on any incident you notice using the Feedback Hub tool and in case problems with the screen looking for the option “Screen and graphics” then the section “Multiple screens”.

Hopefully if everything works fine, this feature ends up making the jump to general Windows 10 builds and can therefore be used by other users. If you want to check which version of Windows you are using, you can follow these steps:

Enter the “Settings” menu. Enter the “System” section. Click on the “About” tab. The version number can be found under “Windows Specifications” and then under “Operating System Version”.

Via | Microsoft

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