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[SOLVED] Main monitor loses signal for a few seconds after turning second monitor off and on

Masonic

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Whenever i turn off my second monitor and on while my pc is on, my primary monitor loses signal for a few seconds and then comes back on, it also makes the device disconnecting noise as it turns off, i have both running on display port in an rtx 2080 super, i was wondering if theres an issue or if there is a fix, thanks in advance.
 

popatim

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No fix that I am aware of.
When you turn the monitor off, the systems goes "I dont have a 2nd monitor anymore" and starts to put everything on your other monitor instead if having it sit where you cant see it.

Well a 'fix' might be to use DVi instead, if that's an option. My monitors work fine with DVI but with DP they do this
 
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popatim

Titan
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No fix that I am aware of.
When you turn the monitor off, the systems goes "I dont have a 2nd monitor anymore" and starts to put everything on your other monitor instead if having it sit where you cant see it.

Well a 'fix' might be to use DVi instead, if that's an option. My monitors work fine with DVI but with DP they do this
 
Reactions: Masonic

Masonic

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Nov 22, 2014
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No fix that I am aware of.
When you turn the monitor off, the systems goes "I dont have a 2nd monitor anymore" and starts to put everything on your other monitor instead if having it sit where you cant see it.

Well a 'fix' might be to use DVi instead, if that's an option. My monitors work fine with DVI but with DP they do this
okay thanks i was just wondering if its something that happens when you use displayport, i used to run DVI on my old rig and it never did it, I was just curious.
 

popatim

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Yeah, afaik, people would end up with open apps on the non-existant 2nd screen that they couldn't interact with or get moved to the working screen so the drivers now do this instead. I would love to have it be an on/off feature in the driver since i like to turn off my 2nd screen when I don't have anything on it that i need to see but also don't want to close the webpages/stuff that's on it.
 

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