Nvidia Dual-Display Window Issue Resolution


Included below are three methods for resolving issues with windows
appearing "off-screen" when they are started.

Because each application may be written differently to handle multiple
screens and many applications are not fully tested with two monitors
each application may respond differently.

Options:

1) Cascade all open applications into one display

2) Set the Nvidia Desktop Manager to display all applications in the center of one display

3) Disable your second monitor so that only one monitor is used

4) Change your primary monitor to the monitor on the left. (Unpredictable results)





1) Cascade all open applications into one display

1a) Left-click the "NVIDIA Settings" icon in your taskbar, next to the clock



1b) Left-click "nView Desktop Manager"
       A) If you see two options: "nView Profiles" and "nView Properties"
            Left-click on "nView Profiles" and proceed to step 1c)
       B) If you see eight options including "nView Desktops" and "Send Windows to"
            Proceed to step 1f)


1c) Left-click "nView Profiles" and then Left-click "default"
       This will take about six seconds to start the nVidia Desktop Manager





1d) Now that the nVidia Desktop Manager is running we can send all the open windows to one display.
       Left-click the "NVIDIA Settings" icon again, next to the clock.



1e) Left-click the "nView Desktop Manager" again


1f) Left-click "Send Windows to"
       Left-click "Display 1"




1g) Done. All of your open windows applications should now be cascaded onto your first display:






2) Set the Nvidia Desktop Manager to display all applications in the center of one display

2a) Left-click on the "NVIDIA Settings" icon on the taskbar next to the clock


2b) Left-click "nView Desktop Manager"
       Left-click "nView Properties"



2c) The following window will appear.
       Left-click the "Windows" category tab at the top of the window



2d) The following window will be displayed
    Select "Prevent windows from opening off-screen"
    De-Select "Enable window spanning across multiple displays"
    Select "Open windows on:" "Display 2"
    Select "Snap window edges by:" "20 pixels"
    Select "Repositioning dialog boxes on:" "Move to display 2"
    Select "Center dialog box on display"

    These options will tell all Windows XP compliant applications to open
    their associated windows in the center of display 2






3) Disable your second monitor so that only one monitor is used

This option is not recommended, but may work if all other options fail.

3a) Right-click on the windows wallpaper
       Left-click on "Properties"



3b) The following window will appear (Same as Control Panel -> Display)
       Left-click on the "Settings" category tab at the top of the window



3c) The following window is displayed
       Left-click on the large number "2"



3d) You now have the option to De-select "Extend my Window desktop onto this monitor"
       This option will disable your second monitor and display applications to one window.






4) Change your primary monitor to the monitor on the left. (Unpredictable results)

This option will often leave your monitors in an unusable state and is not recommended.
It is recommended that your systems administrator make this change in the event you need
to power off your computer in order to reboot.

4a) Follow the instructions above for Option 3a) - 3d)

You may need to press the "-" button next to the "+" and power button on your monitor
to display to the second monitor which may go blank.

Change your Primary monitor to the monitor on the left by Left-clicking the large number "2"
and then selecting "Use this device as the primary monitor"