Dane Watson

3rd monitor problem with P3D v4.4

Recommended Posts

Not sure if this is a P3D issue or whether I need to make some sort of change - let me explain.

I run with an MSI game notebook that is capable of displaying to three monitors - the built in as well as two externals.

One issue I have is that the notebook only has one HDMI port which I have always used for P3D and do not have an issue.

However I wanted to add a second external display so I use my Mini DisplayPort with a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter where I then connect to my second external. This works perfectly with any other programs I run except for P3D.

When I launch P3D it loads but stays minimized in my Task Bar and will not expand to the monitor - what am I doing wrong?

Appreciate your help. 

Share this post

Link to post
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Interesting, I remember having a similar problem a while back, you are using W10 so when you right click and goto display settings, is the monitor your are loading P3D on the main monitor and is monitor 1/2 extended or duplicated under Multiple Displays.

Once P3D is loaded can you do Alt-Tab to get to it or does it stay minimized ?

If nothing else right click on P3D and goto properties and see if it's running in a 'normal window' also make sure it's running as administrator and if nothing else, under compatibility try to disable the fullscreen optimizations.

Let's go from there and see....

Share this post

Link to post

Yes I am using W10.

First let me layout my display monitors:

Display 1 (0) is my built-in monitor.

Display 2 (1) is my external monitor that I want P3D to load on.

Display 3 (2) is for other addons to be displayed on.

Now what I have noticed in the P3D Options\Display screen is that it does recognize all three monitors but it always seems to default to the built-in display (0) when you look in the Options Menu.

I have tried switching monitors around using the DisplayPort as well as the HDMI Port.

What I have found is that it seems that P3D does not like using the DisplayPort - there is never a problem with the HDMI. So if P3D really does not like the DisplayPort I have no choice but to use the HDMI - I wanted to use the DisplayPort as it is reported that it has better speed throughput.


Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now