Downloads saving to monitor 1 instead of main display


TimucinPusat

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I'm using 3 montitors, as shown in the screenshot. Until now, for example, when I downloaded something from the net, or saved a file the file was downloaded or saved to the 3rd monitor which I defined as main display. But for a few days it has been downloading to monitor 1. I don't understand why this change happened. What should I do to make the downloaded files land on the 3rd monitor again?

Note: I re-downloaded the display driver, no change in the result.
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) 7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Co
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    Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
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    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Asus)
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    HUAWEI MateView GT 34"
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Not sure why that would be. Have you tried making one of the other monitors the main monitor and then switching the main monitor back to the 3rd? Just to give it a kick. Worth a shot anyway, I can’t think of why it would be doing this. Do you use any tweak apps for Windows, like Stardock Fences???
 
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If that doesn’t work, try this. It’s a fix to get apps to open on the main monitor, but could be relevant:

Open Settings > System > Display
Select secondary Displays (individually)
Uncheck Remember window locations based on monitor connection
Click Extend these displays
Select Show only on 1.
Then disconnect and reconnect the cable of the secondary displays.
After that, check if downloads show on secondary monitors..
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G402 / Logitech MX Air Cordless
    Mouse
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Not sure why that would be. Have you tried making one of the other monitors the main monitor and then switching the main monitor back to the 3rd? Just to give it a kick. Worth a shot anyway, I can’t think of why it would be doing this. Do you use any tweak apps for Windows, like Stardock Fences???
I tried making other monitor as the main but no change. the problem is not being the third monitor as the main. it does, for instance when I open any program it opens in the thrid but the problem is when I download or save a file it goes to the first monitor.

Yes I installed stardoc fences lately and I already made it work on my third monitor.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2506)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) 7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Co
    Motherboard
    Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
    Memory
    DDR4 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Asus)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HUAWEI MateView GT 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
If that doesn’t work, try this. It’s a fix to get apps to open on the main monitor, but could be relevant:

Open Settings > System > Display
Select secondary Displays (individually)
Uncheck Remember window locations based on monitor connection
Click Extend these displays
Select Show only on 1.
Then disconnect and reconnect the cable of the secondary displays.
After that, check if downloads show on secondary monitors..
I did the setting changes which you mentioned. didn't help. But uninstalling fences did work. Thank you a lot. At least we detected what causes the problem is. but now I wanna use fences in my main window and wanna to save and download files to this window? how to do this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2506)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) 7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Co
    Motherboard
    Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
    Memory
    DDR4 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Asus)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HUAWEI MateView GT 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
Not sure why that would be. Have you tried making one of the other monitors the main monitor and then switching the main monitor back to the 3rd? Just to give it a kick. Worth a shot anyway, I can’t think of why it would be doing this. Do you use any tweak apps for Windows, like Stardock Fences???
I uninstalled and installed fences again and the problem disappeared. I save and download to the main window. thank you a lot for sharing your knowledge. thank you.🫶🤝
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2506)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) 7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Co
    Motherboard
    Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
    Memory
    DDR4 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Asus)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HUAWEI MateView GT 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
(y)

This is what I do, and I like the way it works. You can create a Fence and tell Fences to save all new items that go to your desktop, to go into that Fence. Then move them to wherever you want after that. It’s a great asset in Fences. I’ll check the settings to tell you how. But I am not sure if downloaded files would go there, I’ll check that also. Because my downloads go to the downloads folder.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G402 / Logitech MX Air Cordless
    Mouse
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Sorry I edited that, probably after you seen it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G402 / Logitech MX Air Cordless
    Mouse
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
The quickest way, here is what you do.

Create a Fence on the desktop you want downloads, icons, documents etc to go.
Right click on on the bar of the Fence, then click on "Sort by"
Then, click "Organize"
Then choose the rule you want. You can choose place all items to that Fence or make different Fences for different items.

I hope that helps.

Screenshot 2023-12-11 182833.png



You can open Fences and configure more complicated rules in the "Sorting & Organizing" section. Have a play, take your time 🙏


Screenshot 2023-12-11 183511.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G402 / Logitech MX Air Cordless
    Mouse
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.

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