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When changing from hdmi to dvi all desktop icons disappear

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February 23, 2011 4:33:39 AM

Hello,when I change from HDMI to DVI on my monitor all desktop icons disappear. To get them back you normally right click on desktop and tick show desktop icons but it is already ticked. I then have to reboot pc to get them back. Is that normal.

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February 23, 2011 4:01:39 PM

First, why are you changing from HDMI to DVI on the same computer/monitor? You should only have one connection between the 2 of them at a time.

This sounds like your GPU (video card) assumes you have 2 monitors attached to it and it extends the desktop to the second monitor, only there isn't a second monitor. The icons are there, just not on the second monitor. I know this sounds confusing.

Just remove one of the connections and you will be fine. Good luck!!!
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February 24, 2011 4:51:33 AM

COLGeek said:
First, why are you changing from HDMI to DVI on the same computer/monitor? You should only have one connection between the 2 of them at a time.

This sounds like your GPU (video card) assumes you have 2 monitors attached to it and it extends the desktop to the second monitor, only there isn't a second monitor. The icons are there, just not on the second monitor. I know this sounds confusing.

Just remove one of the connections and you will be fine. Good luck!!!



Thanks COLGeek for your help. The manual that came with the card doesn't tell you this so I just assumed you used both cables as per the diagram on the back of the manual.
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February 24, 2011 9:58:27 AM

Understood. I think you were being shown options, but you should only have one of them or the other. Definitely not both. Good luck!
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March 3, 2011 5:54:29 AM

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March 3, 2011 5:58:25 AM

COLGeek said:
Understood. I think you were being shown options, but you should only have one of them or the other. Definitely not both. Good luck!



Thanks again COLGeek, my apologies for not getting back sooner. I connected HDMI only and it works excellent with pic and sound.
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