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      • #1832420 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I have win 10 ver 1803.   My desktop is set to sleep after 30 mins of no activity (screen after 10 mins).   When I wake it up, all the previously opened windows (various programs) have been moved to the upper left corner of the monitor and resized.   This started just a few week ago.  A pain since I then have to resize them back and move them.   I can’t find a setting that affects this.  Any suggestions?

      • #1832422 Reply
        Da Boss

        Do you have Win10 Home or Pro?
        What changed on your desktop PC around the time you noticed the change in the layout after sleep?
        Did you notice the change after an update? If so, which one.

      • #1832718 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Home version.    Not sure of updates.   I have a dell pc and monitor and there have been dell bios updates.  I’ve checked the monitor and sleep settings and they haven’t changed.

        • #1837037 Reply

          After some research there are some questions, do you have only one monitor?

          Did you try to reset the monitor or display scale settings to the default state? At the least maybe Windows has become confused and needs a refresh of settings.

      • #1837866 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Given that this sounds similat to what typically happens on servers that don’t have a physical display plugged in, and a remote admin tool may use a different resolution, as in while connected behave as a software-only display device that has a higher resolution than the driver default…

        Driver default usually being about the “smallest common” safe choice that at least should get you *something* on screen if the autodetect fails.

        So. My guess is, what changed is that *now*, graphics autodetect triggers at a time when the monitor doesn’t respond to it… or the response takes too long… possibly because the monitor is (still?) at a sleep state. So, change to minimum safe default resolution, windows are rearranged to at least partially fit in that; and then a second later the monitor wakes up, autodetect gets a larger resolution, windows still fit on the new screen now so are not autoresized.

        This might or might not get fixed if you force-update your graphics drivers. As in, even if some check says they are up to date, manually install (reinstall?) the latest applicable version anyway.

      • #1841214 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for the comments.  I think you’re on the right track.    Right clicking on the desktop let’s me see the display settings and intel graphics settings.  My monitor is a Dell ST242oL from 2011 and when I check properties you can hit the Update Driver box.   It searches and says it can’t find a newer one.

        Similarly, when checking out the Intel HD graphics 630 Adapter, it does look like it was updated in May, around when my problem started.

        I thought I’d experiment with screen and pc timeout settings and made them both 10 minutes.  After that timeout, the windows recovered to the proper pre-timeout size.  So I think you may be right that the graphic adapter is resetting the window.

        Since I have an older win10 ver 1803, it will likely be updated soon by microsoft.  I think I’ll wait until then before trying to mess with the graphics adapter.  In the meantime, I’ll just keep the screen and pc timeouts the same.

        I much appreciate your looking into this and pointing to the probable cause.





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