Virtual Screens Jumping to Host Screen 1

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Virtual Screens Jumping to Host Screen 1

Postby AndruWitta » 21. Sep 2021, 03:20

I am using a Windows 10 Guest on a Linux Mint Host with multiple screens.

I do not use full screen mode because I want access to the Mint Toolbar to switch desktops and run apps in Mint.
I arrange the screens and maximise them. This works well for me.

My issue is that when I leave the PC for a while, the screens all jump onto Host Screen 1, whether the Mint screen saver has kicked in or not.
The Win 10 Screen Saver has been disabled, and I have extended the power settings to not turn off for 4 hours - the screen jump happens over lunch usually less than 1 hour!

I have searched for this in many places - it has been happening for more than one year (through Mint and VBox updates) on two matched screens.
I have added a 3rd screen, and because it is a different layout, I have to rearrange all my windows every time. :?

Please help ...

Mint System:
Kernel: 5.4.0-84-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Update 2021-09-26: Tried xfce - still happens
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Re: Virtual Screens Jumping to Host Screen 1

Postby AndruWitta » 17. Oct 2021, 10:39

This was caused by the Mint Host powering down the screens. Under Power Settings ...

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Re: Virtual Screens Jumping to Host Screen 1

Postby scottgus1 » 17. Oct 2021, 14:36

Glad you found the problem! (This topic was completely beyond my ability to troubleshoot...)
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