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# 251617 3-Jul-2019 11:29
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At work, I have an HP laptop that connects to a dock.  When docked, I have two monitors (plus the laptop display), and arrange my open programs on specific monitors.  However, when I disconnect it from the dock, and then reconnect it on return, all the programs default to the main display.  Is there a way to set Windows to have those programs return to their designated monitor?  It's a nuisance having to drag the different windows to their respective monitors each time I reconnect my laptop.

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  # 2269168 3-Jul-2019 12:00
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Ive never managed to solve this either.  Just gave up on that years ago!


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  # 2269169 3-Jul-2019 12:03
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There's probably a utility that would allow this (I haven't looked though), but security limitations mean I don't have permission to install software.  If there is such a thing I could put in a plea to IT to allow it, but if there's a native solution, then that would be best.  And if not, maybe something to suggest via Windows Insider...


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  # 2269250 3-Jul-2019 12:44
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Battled with this myself. Ended up using DisplayFusion software to solve. Works brilliantly

There is a native solution but it means that you cannot have the application opened when re-docking, which is a huge pain as it would be easier to just drag windows across (or use shortcuts) than it would be to close and re-open after docking.

Also spent some time trying to create windows triggers for it but just got frustrated. Ended up biting the bullet and installing DisplayFusion

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  # 2269406 3-Jul-2019 15:56
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I second DisplayFusion.

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