I have a user with a similar problem except the monitors are reversed. Are you running with one or two video cards? We haves two but for test May change back to one. I also found out drivers must be installed as administrator which I did not do. what version of SW are you running? We are on SW2016SP4
One video card. Quadro M4000.
Believe it''s something to do with Windows 10 and the automatic driver updates they seem to be forcing on people. Already rolled back to the latest SolidWorks approved graphics card driver, still having issues.
Try going to the properties for the SolidWorks.exe - go to Comparability Mode and set for Windows 7.
Also set to run as Administrator.
SP5 is supposed to run with Windows 10 but if some Windows 10 driver is not correctly updated or some other driver is not fully compatible on your computer it may cause problems.
At least you can give it a try.
This is kind of a default answer when running with Windows 10 and SW2015.
2015 SP5 was the first version that was "Compatible" with Windows 10, but you never know if "All" but bugs are worked out.
Thanks Rick. Good info.
I couldn't run it as administrator, probably don't have permissions on this machine.
Running it in the compatibility mode, it just froze completely. Had to end the task in task manager.
Did you try to do a full power down reboot of the computer ?
I find sometimes when I make property changes that they don't always take correctly if some portion of them is still open the background, so if I have any problems I do a reboot and try again.
I have never seen a lockup from going to compatibility mode - so this is very strange.
But may also have to do with your permissions as you said.
I tried full power down after you mentioned it. Still did not fix it, being in Win7 compatibility mode.
Sometimes when I boot up, the 2nd monitor is flashing on and off randomly. Must be a PC/Win10 problem. I'll see if our IT guys can fix it.
One issue i know if is when you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 set at 125% DPI for text then you get issues on a second monitor certainly with laptops so worth checking if this workaround makes a difference. Although your systems seems different we typically see windows within windows, ghosting/ stuck screen.
SPR 872249 Graphics area ghosting on second screen on some certified Windows 8.1 and 10 machines with Medium size text size at OS level
1. Disconnect Projector/extended monitor
2. Move slider in 'Control Panel' > 'Appearance and Personalization' > 'Display' all the way to the left (100%)
3. Log off and log on
4. move slider back to the middle. (normal size)
5. Reconnect Screen
You may have to repeat this process if connected to another device, e.g. projector and then back to your normal screen
Just a quick check
Have you connected your computer to a big screen TV and clone it from one of your monitor?
Was some strange audio driver on my motherboard. Since it's a gaming board, it had some strange driver that was doing something to the 3D viewing somehow. Replaced that driver, both monitors are working now.
We learn something new every day.
I expect strange behavior from gaming video cards based on past recommendations for types of video cards that are not geared toward gaming, but never thought about the mother board.
I recently built up a new home computer and built it for SWX performance (within my $$ limits) and specified it would NOT have a gaming card no matter how much the computer store pushed. I even had to get it on Amazon (Nividia 2200) and have the store install it during the system build. They only carried gaming cards.