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Disable 'Monitor Off' detection, how? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here, everything is written:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/8a9b5aa7-fe33-4e6d-b39b-8ac80a21fdc2/disable-monitor-off-detection-how?forum=w7itprogeneral

    So, now, 8 years later.

    What do i have to set in the Registry to turn off this disturbing behaviour?

    And if its not possible by default, where is the windows6.1-kb1234567-x86_disable_monitor_off_detection.exe patch to reach the goal?


    • Edited by thomaz909 Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:31 PM
    Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:30 PM

All replies

  • There are two opposite situation, one is that the windows will open at the main monitor if the second monitor turn off. And the other is the windows will stay at the last closed location.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/404f1fd2-22ae-432c-a8b9-1ccedf498760/secondary-monitor-turn-off-disable-windows-from-opening-on-it?forum=w7itproui

    https://superuser.com/questions/471260/windows-7-dual-monitor-dont-move-application-windows-when-turning-off-second-m

    Note: this is a 3rd party link, we don't have any warranties on this website. It's just for your convenience.

    There is no hotfix to deal with the problems, the feature of windows 7 will not be added probably, it will be out of extended support in 2020.


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    Monday, June 25, 2018 7:29 AM
  • Now i killed pin 16 of the dvi part of a hdmi to dvi adapter (primary 1280x1024 monitor) and both displays (secondary 1920x1080p tv)  stay on and on and on ... no matter which display i power off.

    I thought, i have to do this also with my tv connection but it works this way too.


    Btw. Microsoft, when does win 10 remove the ability to playback normal win32/64 applications? :)

    • Edited by thomaz909 Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:36 PM
    Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:35 PM
  • >>when does win 10 remove the ability to playback normal win32/64 applications?

    Many existing Win32 and Win64 applications already run reliably on Windows 10 without any changes.  You can also expect strong compatibility and support for Web apps. and devices. In fact, Windows 10 is the most compatible Windows ever with 99% compatibility.

    If Windows 10 remove the ability to playback win32/64 app, which will lead to fail to run many apps.


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    Monday, July 2, 2018 1:24 AM