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I've got a nagging issue with the Log window that there may be nothing that can be done about.

 

Whenever I turn off my monitor with ImgBurn open, the Log window starts at the bottom of the screen, which is where I want it to be.  Whenever I turn my monitor back on, though, the Log window has moved farther up the screen to nearly the bottom of the top ImgBurn window.  This forces me to drag and drop the Log window back to near the bottom of the screen to lock it back where I want.  This happens every time I power off the monitor, but it does NOT happen if I Lock Windows, e.g. lock Windows where I have to input my password to log back into Windows.

 

I have a feeling it has something to do with my monitor and the graphics hardware.  My monitor is an old DVI one that has an HDMI adapter on it because I have no dedicated graphics card.  Just the HDMI port on the motherboard.  So, I have to wonder if this has something to do with UHD/HDMI that my monitor is connected by.

 

Thanks!

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I currently have ImgBurn open (and not doing anything) with the main window at the top and the log window at the bottom (which is default behaviour).

I'll shortly be turning off my monitor and will see where the log window is when I turn it back on in the morning.

Does it need to be the active (foreground) app when turning off the monitor? (does that make a difference?) When you turn your monitor on again, do you notice windows doing any sort of resizing / changing of resolution etc?

If you're using an onboard video port, can I assume it's just an Intel controller of some kind? What do you see under 'Display Adapters' in Device Manager?

 

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I don't think it makes a difference if ImgBurn is the foreground application or not, but I'm not entirely sure.  I am pretty sure, though, this does happen to ImgBurn when it's minimized to the System Tray when the power to the monitor is turned off.  When the monitor is powered back on and ImgBurn is made the foreground application again, the Log window has changed position.

 

I guess it's Intel UHD because there was a recent Dell Update called Intel UHD.

 

I believe Windows does some kind of resizing.  For instance, some open File Explorer windows have changed position when the power comes back on.  And some open application windows, if open when the power was on, are in a different place on the screen when the power is turned back on to the monitor.

 

Device Manager --> Display Adapters says "Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630."

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There's probably nothing I can do about it then. When Windows changes screen resolution, it'll probably move windows so they aren't inaccessible.

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I don't think it's changing the screen resolution.  If it is, it is changing it on power off of the monitor, then reinstating the old value when its powered back on.

 

To illustrate the issue, I discovered when the Log window is moved to the right of the main ImgBurn window, the log window, on power back on of the monitor, moves the Log window OVER the main ImgBurn window.  I've attached screenshots to show it.

 

 

After Power Cycle Of Monitor Screenshot 2021-04-08 203336.jpg

Before Power Off Of Monitor Screenshot 2021-04-08 203237.jpg

 

I attached the screenshots in the wrong order.  The 2nd one is supposed to be the first one, before the power off of the monitor.  The 1st one is supposed to be the second one, after the power cycle of the monitor.

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Sorry, I thought you said some sort of resize is going on and that other windows are being moved too?

Is your machine set to go into standby / hibernation mode when left for a while? Do you use a screensaver?

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The screen saver activates after 10 minutes, but that doesn't cause the issue.  It's when I power off the monitor myself manually.  I don't have standby/hibernation/power saving enabled on my PC.  This issue will happen if the screen saver is active or not.  If the screen saver activates while the monitor is powered on, the windows do not change position when logging back into Windows.  If the screen saver is activated and the monitor is power cycled, the windows change position after I've logged back in.  If the screen saver isn't activated and the monitor is power cycled, the windows change position.

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BTW, this isn't just an ImgBurn issue.  It also happens with Macrium Reflect and open File Explorer windows.  If I run a long backup overnight in Reflect and power off the monitor, the log window of that application is also no longer centered on the screen when the monitor is powered back on.  I just thought maybe you might know something about this that I've overlooked.

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I don't know.  Sounds very complex.  Probably won't address my issue as it's not a power saving mode thing.  It's powering off the monitor manually.

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Yes but if you turn the monitor off, maybe Windows thinks it has been disconnected and is then using this emulated one, which has the wrong resolution.

I don't know, I'm just clutching at straws! haha

My log window was where I left it when I turned monitor back on this morning. I'm on an nvidia gpu though, not onboard.

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Yes, back when I had a dedicated nVidia graphics card in my last Dell XPS 8930, this issue was not present.  Nor was it ever present on any of my DVI nVidia graphics card enabled PC's.  Just on this current model of the XPS 8930, which has no dedicated graphics card and must use UHD/HDMI to connect on the mobo.

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