Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Vista messing with external monitor: flashing screen and moving windows

Odd system problem here. I'm running Vista on a laptop with an external monitor. However, every now and then (every few minutes) the external monitor goes black for a second or two, and sometimes some of the windows from there get moved over to the laptop's LCD. It's as if the monitor's been disconnected and reconnected.

Possibly useful: this thread suggests disabling TMM in the task scheduler. Looking this up, it's the Microsoft Transient Multi-Monitor Manager, which sounds relevant.

A blog post with more suggestions, and another mention of TMM.

MS Communities post with XML task desc to make TMM turn off after a minute.

User-friendly explanation of how to turn off TMM.

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