Solved Can I Disable the Overlay when Connecting a Monitor?


tzr916

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I have a new 17" LG Gram Windows 11 laptop! I have a second (virtual) monitor connected in duplicate mode (see long story below). When I open the lid on the laptop I see this stupid overlay, with icons on all 4 edges of the screen, wanting me to choose extended mode or duplicate mode.

Please tell me how to I DISABLE this stupid overlay?

NOTE: I already ensured that this new laptop is setup to NOT turn off the built-in display, or sleep when the lid is closed. I am 100% sure it is not sleeping, but I can see that the built-in display is turning off as I close the lid! WTF

Background:
I use Chrome Remote Desktop to manage all the PC's in my home, and a few family PC's outside my home. Until now, I've been able to work around issues with remotely viewing (Intel display) laptops that have the lid closed. They don't like to display windows start menu, native apps, and settings correctly. The text and images turn out all jumbled, wrong size, clickable buttons are in the wrong place, etc.

And now this new LG Gram Windows 11 Intel Xe graphics laptop has made it IMPOSSIBLE to overcome. When this new laptop lid is closed, I cannot open ANYTHING AT ALL remotely. Not the start menu, or Firefox, or Windows Settings... nothing. All I see is a blank screen. I can remote into it fine, but cannot make anything come up on the screen until I walk over and open the lid. Then the stuff that I opened pops right up!

After some research I found a "virtual display driver" GitHub - itsmikethetech/Virtual-Display-Driver This solved the entire issue of viewing the screen using Chrome Remote Desktop when the laptop lid is closed!

17" LG Gram Laptop
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2 (build 22631.3672)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1360P
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
Is this overlay a feature of Windows 11?
Is this overlay a feature of Intel Xe?
How do I prevent it from popping up?
Extended or Duplicate Display Overlay.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1360P
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
Pretty sure that isn't Microsoft nor Intel. LG maybe?
Any help or about option in the ellipses (...)?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
When I click the ellipses, Windows Display Settings opens up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1360P
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
SOLVED. Found the culprit, and turned it OFF....
LG Smart Assistant.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1360P
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe

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