Window sizes are always auto-shrinked after Monitor off+on? How to avoid?


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I have a Samsung TFT monitor with resolution 1920x1080 which is connected by HDMI cable.

Assume I open a couple of windows (IntExp, WinExplorer, notepad,...).

Now (e.g.late in the evening) I turn off manually physically (only) the TFT monitor to save power but let the computer continue run over night to perform some computations.

When I return back in the morning and turn on the TFT monitor all previously opened Win7 windows are shrinked/resized and re-positioned into the upper left corner with an approx. size of 800x600.

Presumably Win7 gets a signal which let it fall back to some VGA 800x600 mode and reduces automatically the windows sizes and position of all open windows.

How can I prevent this?

The windows should keep their sizes even if I turn off+on the TFT monitor.

This works on other Win7 systems successfully so it must work here as well.

Thank you

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Check your monitors menu settings. Do you use the monitor for sound or do you have a separate speaker setup? The only difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI carries the sound signal....both do HD. If you have a DVI cable handy, switch out cables and check to see if it's an HDMI cable issue.

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