Re: [guide-user] Guide 9 wants to use non-existent "second monitor"

Ted Blank Apr 24, 2018

Based on these suggestions, I've created a BAT file that deletes the "maximum.dat" file and then starts Guide, so I don't have to remember to do it myself.

So far no bad side effects seen.

Thanks for the good ideas.


On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:22 AM, Bernd Klemt bernd.klemt@... [guide-user] <> wrote:


I do have this problem also very often with my old XP notebook and a second
monitor at home but none at the observatory.

My early solution was to move all popup windows to the notebooks built in monitor
"before" disconnecting the second monitor. If I forgot one I couldn't see it.

But once I tried to disable the second monitor completely in the system control
panel (right click on an empty place on the desktop (WIN XP)) this also does the

Clear skies

> I run into this problem quite often actually......
> The only fix that i have found is to find, and delete, the "maximum.dat" file in
> the Guide9 folder. It then forgets what the screen boundaries were and starts
> over fresh.
> I'm using XP and Windows 7 and both have the same issue.
> -Scott Kranz
> > On April 10, 2018 at 9:56 AM "Ted Blank tedblank@... [guide-user]"
> <> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I have a second monitor on my laptop, connected via a USB docking station.
> Before taking the laptop on a trip, and before disconnecting the second monitor,
> I change the Windows 10 setting to make the laptop the primary display. Then I
> disconnect the extra monitor.
> >
> > Even after I re-boot the laptop, when bring up Guide, right-click on a
> star and select "More Info", Guide 9 somehow remembers the old configuration and
> puts the "more info" pop-up onto the (now non-existent) second monitor - thus it
> is invisible. At that point all I can do is hit the Esc key to bring control
> back to the main screen, but I never see the "more info" pop-up.
> >
> > Does anyone have any idea how to tell Guide that there is no longer a
> second monitor available? Is this a windows 10 bug? It must be something Guide
> is remembering, since this behavior survives even a complete power-off reboot.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ted

Bernd Klemt

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