Windows 11 Remember Window Location for Multiple Displays?

Anyone know the secret to get Windows 11 to remember the location of app windows on a multi-monitor configuration? I’ve ticked the multiple displays option “Remember window locations based on monitor connection” and tried “Minimize windows when a monitor is disconnected” in both the ticked and unticked configuration. I’m connecting a Surface Laptop Studio to multiple monitors through a Surface Dock 2.

This was one of the things about Windows 11 that I was looking forward to.

The interwebs hasn’t been very helpful in solving this.

Conversation 3 comments

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2021 - 7:57 pm

    <p>I don’t know anything built into Windows or configurable through Windows alone to do this, but I’ve been using a 3rd party utility named <em>Dual Monitor Tool</em> to do this since Windows 7.</p>

  • lwetzel

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2021 - 7:09 pm

    <p>As far as I can tell it just does. I have an application that tends to ignore it but most everything I have stationed on a screen comes back up to that screen when I use it again.</p>

  • ianbetteridge

    23 November, 2021 - 8:32 am

    <p>It just works for me. However, if you do something like resize the windows or use them in a split view when you’re not docked to a monitor, I find it doesn’t always remember to put them back how you had it before on the monitor when you redock.</p>

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