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News Windows 10 patch brings multi-monitor woes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 12 Jan 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Well, I've just disabled automatic updates (what a bloody palaver!) for my triplewide rig until I hear more about this (ie: it's not an issue any more).

    Another thing to add to the 'reasons to hate Windows 10' list.
     
  3. Dopeyman

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    Is that tuesday coming or tuesday just gone?
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Tuesday gone, Microsoft typically issues Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This, with a side helping of Microsoft not actually releasing the Knowledge Base stuff until after the patch has been launched. That's right: I can't actually write about what's in a Patch Tuesday release to come any more, 'cos Microsoft doesn't tell me (or anyone else). Handy, eh?
     
  6. dstarr3

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    Looks like I'm going to have to yank the ethernet cable on my Windows 10 rig the next time I boot it up until I can tell it to stop updating.
     
  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I wonder how well the Linux userbase is growing?
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Funnily enough, pretty well: a popular website recently reported that three per cent of its user base overall ran Linux, a 14 per cent improvement over the year.

    Pornhub. It was Pornhub.
     
  9. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    You'd probably need to start of by defining what we're considering Linux, is Android Linux, is Ubuntu, are we including servers, IoT, or just desktops? I think it's a bit like asking how longs a piece of string. :)
     
  10. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    You'd probably get some really accurate statistics from there of all places given how broad the userbase is.
     
  11. Anfield

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    On the steam survey the split is 95.75% Windows, 3.31% OSX, 0.8% Linux, only adds up to 99.86 total, but even if we gift the missing 0.14 to Linux it still doesn't add up to more than a rounding error away from zero.
     
  12. Dopeyman

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    Ah that's annoying, I'm guessing I'm too late. Any way to roll back?
     
  13. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Damn... this installed, but I haven't rebooted yet. Will hold off on that for a while then!
     
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  14. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Then it will just ignore you and reboot any way.
     
  15. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Eh....that was probably just me.
     
  16. Maki role

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    Naturally you won't get many people using an OS other than windows in an online game store...
     
  17. Deders

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    Does this mean only games that are spread over multiple monitors, or does it affect those who only play fullscreen on one monitor but have a secondary?

    For instance those using HDMI audio into a receiver?
     
  18. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Single monitor games are not affected, it seems. I did play GTA5 yesterday, and game was working correctly on my main 3840x2160 display, while the 2560x1440 in portrait mode worked correctly for stuff like Discord and web.
     
  19. Hex

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    Not until the 18th at the earliest. I often do this with updates if they're dodgy and usually there's a patch before I'm forced to reboot.
     
  20. Grimloon

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    I wonder if it affects LTSB as well as Home and Pro? I've had a few derpy monitor issues but put that down to grphics drivers more than anything else.
     

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