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When running VS.NET 2002 or 2003, using multiple monitors, I get this little annoying extra window that popups up in the second monitor.  You can't get rid of it unless you minimize VS.NET and use another window to repaint on top of it.  Freaking annoying.  Here is a photo of the culprit.

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 8:28 AM .NET , Personal | Back to top


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I run with two monitors using .net 2003 and have yet to experience it.

I am running with two separate graphics cards and not Dual Head.

But I also grabbed the latest nvidia drivers too which allowed multiple spanning to work with windows remembering their last known position
Left by Justin King on Jan 13, 2004 12:50 PM

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I ran dual monitors for a while here and seem to remember something like that, a mysterious window mostly off the screen that should have been there at all... I never figured out what it was but after returning the TV in my living room to its rightful place as owner of my PC's 2nd monitor slot, I quickly forgot about the problem.
I use a 1999-era Matrox G400 DualHead.
Left by Shannon J Hager on Jan 13, 2004 2:43 PM

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I ran dual monitors for a while here and seem to remember something like that, a mysterious window mostly off the screen that should have been there at all... I never figured out what it was but after returning the TV in my living room to its rightful place as owner of my PC's 2nd monitor slot, I quickly forgot about the problem.
I use a 1999-era Matrox G400 DualHead.
Left by Shannon J Hager on Jan 13, 2004 2:54 PM

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I use dual and I have sen that same problem...

more annoying than anything...
Left by devin on Jan 13, 2004 5:16 PM

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Yep...got it, got it, get it. It is kind of annoying. I've been doing more modeling work lately, so I haven't had VS open as much, but I know I was getting pretty annoyed with it before. Another one I would get is, when building, a blank window would be openned in the extra monitor. I never figured this out and it didn't happen when I wanted to show someone, so I don't know why it happened.

Perhaps, in both cases, it might be because I am using VS in the alternate monitor. What are you doing? I doubt that would effect anything, but who knows.
Left by Michael Flanakin on Jan 13, 2004 5:21 PM

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Yeah, I've seen that, and not just on VS.NET, but any app that uses lots of child windows. It was a graphics driver issue. I change to a newer driver and the problem was resolved.
Left by Andy on Jan 19, 2004 9:57 AM

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I've had the same damn problem, and all my colleagues have experienced the same thing. I run a Matrox Millenium G550 dualhead.

One way I've found of fixing it is by clicking the Minimize button on the dummy window, then click on vs.net in the task bar.

Anyone found a more permanent solution?
Left by Luke on Jun 02, 2004 12:04 AM

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When I drag any window(say for example notepad) on my application, developed in VC++.net then I face problem in repaint of the text box on my application.I get this problem only in Win XP and not in Win 2000.
Please help if any one has faced this problem and has a sol. to it.
Left by Niteesh on Jan 23, 2005 11:43 PM

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We are experiencing the same problem. It is only with Dual monitor. I also run Matrox Millenium G550 dualhead. Can anyone give us information on what version of newer driver would fix this ?
Left by Jay on Jan 25, 2005 9:28 AM

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