Microsoft is fixing the Rapid HPD problem!

Rapid HPD

If the users are using a multi-monitor setup on Windows 10 for work or gaming or because it is built on the laptop, they might have noticed that apps might have moved to the wrong display. Microsoft has announced a fix to the issue in a future Windows 10 update.

According to a program manager on the graphics team, Michelle Xiong, the technical term used to describe this problem is Rapid Hot Plug Detect (Rapid HPD). He further said, “This behavior impacts DisplayPort multi-monitor setups which results in unwanted desktop rearrangements.”

The problem is troublesome if users are using laptops with an additional monitor or a secondary screen goes into a deep sleep, and Windows thinks it has been unplugged. Then all the apps will be moved to another screen, and all of them have to be dragged manually. From rearranging Windows apps, Microsoft has been working on preventing Rapid HPD. The fix is coming in the big Windows 10 update that will happen this year. With the release when users wake from sleep, all windows should appear where users previously left them. 

Users need to join Microsoft Insider Program to get the new feature. This feature will default if the users are connected to at least one external monitor with a laptop or two monitors on a desktop setup. It should also work across brands, connector types, and hardware specs. The final update is expected to come in October.

Other new features on Windows 10 –

New features in recent Windows updates will help users customize PC, increase security, and get more creative with Windows 10. These recent updates will make things easier on PC and across other devices, including syncing Android phones. For Window Hello, the ability to integrate external webcams, even when an external webcam is present. There is also performance improvement to Windows Defender Application Guard. On the Windows 10 taskbars news and interest, the widget is introduced.

 

 

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