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    Posted on dturnidge Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Paul T 3 months ago.

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    • #1838643 Reply

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      Resolved… Amazing how the “apply” button didn’t reveal itself until AFTER I sent this message…

      I have two 27″ monitors. The left one is landscape, and the right one is portrait.

      The right monitor has been “blanking” out – going black, off and on. In attempting to find out what is the problem, I have switched the cables from one monitor to the other. The idea being that if the right monitor still blanks out, it is the monitor’s problem. If it moves to the left monitor, it is a video card problem.

      However, to confuse the issue further, each monitor has a different cable – HDMI and DVI.

      So, now my problem. I want the portrait monitor to be monitor 1 to the right of monitor 2. However, after making my change, monitor 1 keeps moving back to the left of monitor 2 – and therefore the mouse has to go to the right to get to the left monitor.

      I’m wondering if it is because of the different cables? Why won’t monitor 1 stay to the right?

      • This topic was modified 3 months ago by  dturnidge.
    • #1839844 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Monitor position is normally determined by the video card. What card(s) do you have?

      cheers, Paul

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