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May 18th, 2011 · No Comments · 1,663 views

When using Windows Vista with a touch-enabled display, the default “press and hold” behavior is to perform the equivalent of a mouse right-click. This may be configured through the Pen and Touch control panel.
Ordinarily, when you press a finger to the touch screen and hold, an animated ring starts to appear to indicate that you are entering the “press and hold” mode. If you wait for the ring to complete drawing and then remove your finger, the ring should disappear and the context menu should be displayed.

In rare instances, if you quickly move your finger while removing it from the screen, the context menu will not be displayed, and instead the “press and hold” ring will stay on the screen and finger touch may no longer function correctly.


August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · 2,213 views

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You configure the display settings to use dual displays in clone mode.
  • You unplug the secondary display.
  • The system display turns blank because you have configured the system to turn off the display output after a period of inactivity.
  • While the output to the secondary display port is turned off, you hot-plug a display to the secondary display port.

In this scenario, you receive the following Stop error message:

Stop 0×00000116 (parameter1, parameter2, 00000000, parameter4)


  • The parameters in these Stop error messages may vary, depending on the actual configuration.
  • The symptoms of a Stop error may vary, depending on your computer’s system failure options. For example, the computer may restart when a Stop error occurs.


June 13th, 2009 · No Comments · 1,841 views

Consider the following scenario.

You have Windows Vista.

An external display that was never previously detected by this computer is being connected.

The computer is a laptop.

You attach the monitor and set the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM) to make the external monitor the default monitor but only the internal screen displays.


February 13th, 2009 · No Comments · 1,395 views

You use the ChangeDisplaySettingsEx function together with the CDS_RESET flag to reinitialize the graphics adapter on a computer that runs Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. However, if the requested settings are the same as the current settings of the display adapter, the system does not trigger an activation of the video present network (VidPN) on the display adapter. Therefore, the graphics adapter is not fully reinitialized.


September 9th, 2008 · No Comments · 1,709 views

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • This computer supports hot-plugging of Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express graphics cards.
  • While the computer is asleep (S3) or in hibernation (S4), you hot-unplug a PCI Express graphics card.
  • You resume the computer from sleep or from hibernation.

In this scenario, when you open the Display settings item in Control Panel, you receive the following error message:

The currently selected graphics display driver can not be used. It was written for a previous version of Windows, and is no longer compatible with this version of Windows.
The system has been started using the default VGA driver.

On the Monitor tab, the unplugged graphics card is still listed. Additionally, if you reinsert the graphics card, the old item for the previously unplugged graphics card remains, and a new item for the same graphics card is added to the list of available graphics cards.

Note: This problem does not occur if you unplug the graphics card by using the Safely Remove Device icon in the notification area.


February 21st, 2008 · No Comments · 1,479 views

Consider the following scenario:

  • You connect an external display to a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • You select the Show my desktop on my external display only option.
  • You open the system display settings. Display 2 (the external display) is dimmed.
  • You right-click 2, click Attached, and then click OK to enable the internal display and to set it to 2.

In this scenario, the internal display does not function.


January 18th, 2008 · No Comments · 1,451 views

Consider the following scenario.

  • You use a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • You use a widescreen monitor that is attached to a video card.
  • The video card uses a Uniform Memory Access (UMA)-based video card driver.

Note UMA-based video card drivers are associated with integrated video chipsets. There is no indicator in the operating system that informs you whether a driver or a chipset uses UMA architecture.
In this scenario, if the Windows Experience Index (WEI) score is greater than or equal to 3.0 in Windows Vista, slide show pictures are not displayed in the center of the screen. Instead, the slide show pictures are displayed on the left side or the right side of the screen.

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December 18th, 2007 · No Comments · 2,425 views

New DisplayLink driver enables Vista Aero on multiple USB monitors

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments · 2,410 views

32-bit USB graphics driver that supports up to six monitors, and is Aero compatible! Keep reading →


December 13th, 2007 · No Comments · 2,374 views

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are running a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • In a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)-based application, you use the GetDC(NULL) function together with an exclusive-OR (XOR) raster operation to draw on the screen.

In this scenario, the display may become corrupted. For example, some artifacts may remain on the screen longer than expected.