If you are a Microsoft Windows 10 user and you use multiple screens for games or work, you may have encountered the problem of randomly rearranging apps when resuming from sleep mode.
There have been a variety of ways to get around this problem over the years, but Microsoft Corporation Deal Finally with it and fix it in the upcoming Windows 10 update.
The problem occurs when the computer wakes up from sleep mode, as all applications on the secondary screen can appear suddenly within the main screen.
“This problem is described as (Rapid HPD),” explains Michael Cheung, program manager in the graphics team at Microsoft. This behavior affects multiple DisplayPort settings, resulting in unwanted desktop rearranging.
This issue is especially annoying if you are using a laptop with a secondary screen or if the extra screen goes into deep sleep mode and Windows 10 thinks it’s disconnected.
Windows 10 will then move all of your apps to the other screen, and you have to manually drag them all.
Microsoft is working to prevent Rapid HPD from rearranging Windows 10 applications, and there is an upcoming fix in the big Windows 10 update scheduled for later this year.
And you need to join the Windows Insider program Windows Insider And use version 21287 or later to get the new feature.
The feature should work by default if you are connected to at least one external screen via a laptop, or two screens via a desktop computer.
Microsoft is expected to ship this final update in October.
Microsoft’s upcoming big update to Windows 10 later this year also includes some important audio improvements.
The operating system gets support for AAC Advanced Audio Coding over Bluetooth, giving users more options for Bluetooth headphones and speakers.
Windows has long supported SBC and AptX codecs over Bluetooth, but AAC support also opens up the possibility to improve the sound quality of a set of headphones from Apple and through iTunes or Apple Music via Windows.
Apple previously employed engineers to build the next generation of media applications for the Windows operating system, and AAC support would be a powerful improvement to any potential Apple Music application, or just streaming via the browser.
Microsoft is also working to change the way Bluetooth inputs are defined in Windows 10.
Currently, if you click on the Sound menu in the taskbar, you see multiple accounts for all headphones and speakers connected to a device.
This causes confusion while trying to figure out which entries to tap if you want to listen to music or talk to someone.
Windows 10 from now on automatically switches to the correct Bluetooth account instead, and all you have to do is select the device on which you want to hear everything.