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First let me explain what I'm doing

I play a lot of turn based games and have two graphics cards in my computer that allow me to run two games simultaneously.  I usually boot on the lower powered graphics card (1060) so everything related to windows runs on that graphics card, and I also usually start outlook, web browser and steam while on this graphics card as well so those applications don't suck power from my main graphics card.  The screen connected to this graphics card is 1080P.  By starting the web browser here first, it ensures that Netflix or prime will always run on the 1060.

When I'm ready to play I switch to my main graphics card by selecting <Make this my main Display> in Display settings and start the game.  I usually play in borderless window mode if possible so I can switch easily between the two screens.  My main screen is 1440P.

I've added a third 7" screen for the sensor panel and have it connected to the 1060 so it uses it for any graphical needs. 

The problem is that every time I switch from one monitor to another, the Sensor panel window disappears.  I have to open Aida, go into sensor panel screen, turn off and restart the sensor panel so that it reappears.  When it reappears it shows up on the upper left corner of the active screen.  Selecting lock screen position or unselecting it doesn't seem to make any difference. I have tried making it the leftmost screen as was suggested in another bug report but it doesn't make any difference.

I switch focus between my two screens several times in a single sitting.  I only finished my sensor panel tonight and realized the issue.  Had I known, I would not have bought aida or the third screen.

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11 hours ago, whatever123455 said:

First let me explain what I'm doing

I play a lot of turn based games and have two graphics cards in my computer that allow me to run two games simultaneously.  I usually boot on the lower powered graphics card (1060) so everything related to windows runs on that graphics card, and I also usually start outlook, web browser and steam while on this graphics card as well so those applications don't suck power from my main graphics card.  The screen connected to this graphics card is 1080P.  By starting the web browser here first, it ensures that Netflix or prime will always run on the 1060.

When I'm ready to play I switch to my main graphics card by selecting <Make this my main Display> in Display settings and start the game.  I usually play in borderless window mode if possible so I can switch easily between the two screens.  My main screen is 1440P.

I've added a third 7" screen for the sensor panel and have it connected to the 1060 so it uses it for any graphical needs. 

The problem is that every time I switch from one monitor to another, the Sensor panel window disappears.  I have to open Aida, go into sensor panel screen, turn off and restart the sensor panel so that it reappears.  When it reappears it shows up on the upper left corner of the active screen.  Selecting lock screen position or unselecting it doesn't seem to make any difference. I have tried making it the leftmost screen as was suggested in another bug report but it doesn't make any difference.

I switch focus between my two screens several times in a single sitting.  I only finished my sensor panel tonight and realized the issue.  Had I known, I would not have bought aida or the third screen.

What we've found out recently is that indeed when AIDA64 SensorPanel is running on a secondary display and the primary display resolution changes, the SensorPanel position will change since it's tied to a relative position counting from the top-left corner of the primary display.  One workaround for such issues we've found is to move the secondary display (in your case it's the tertiary display I guess) to the left of the primary display in the multi-monitor configuration panel of the WIndows 10 Settings.  So when the small display is on the left and the large (primary) display is on the right, the position of the SensorPanel will be retained even when the primary display resolution changes.

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