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Newly connected monitor is added to next number regardless if windows recognises it.

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AlmightyBeing
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Newly connected monitor is added to next number regardless if windows recognises it.

Post by AlmightyBeing »

Hello,

I thought I should add this here too since it might be a bug or should be done differently. Full explanation at my other post here. Windows is able to identify the normal monitor number of a newly connected monitor at any time whereas rainmeter only detects on startup and then adds the new monitor as next available number.

For example, I have 3 monitors but decide to start windows with only 2, the 2 I have connected are usually monitor 1 and 3 when using all three. windows and rainmeter detect only two monitors so they are set as 1 and 2. I then decide I want to use all 3 so I turn on the 3rd. Windows recognises this monitor and changes the monitor that was already connected as 2, to now be 3 and the new one as 2 because that is the normal layout of these 3 monitors. But rainmeter just sees a new monitor and sets it as 3.

I'm wondering if it's possible for rainmeter to either read the monitor number that windows sets a new monitor as when its connected or if rainmeter can also remember pre-existing monitor orders and change them accordingly, irrespective of the order they were connected in.