Upcoming Games


Full list
Add a game

Upcoming Events

No events to display

We are not planning any more in-person events until the COVID-19 situation has improved.

Clicking on train TRN

You are here: Home > Forum > General > General questions, comments, and issues > Clicking on train TRN

Page 1 of 1

Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 02:47 #132866
Jriver
Avatar
31 posts
Hi All

Nothing major - I have a two screen set up with SimSig. When I used to click on a train's TRN, it would always display the pop up box on the left hand screen. I have just moved house and set everything up, and now it appears on the right hand screen. (The left hand screen is set as main display). Anyone know how to fix this? It is playing havoc with my OCD!!

Cheers

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 06:26 #132868
Troy100
Avatar
15 posts
I had the same issue. I'm running Windows with multiple monitors.

What I found to work for my setup was the following:

Leave monitors off, switch on the computer so it starts booting.

Then, only turn on the monitor I wanted the pop up box to be on.

Log on to windows (assuming you have windows os).

Once logged on with the desktop showing or simsig open I then switched on the second monitor.

Try this maybe?

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: Jriver
Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 12:29 #132874
Phil-jmw
Avatar
559 posts
Online
If you right click on a screen and select 'Screen Resolution', in the box that opens both screens are displayed and from there you can select which one you want to be your main monitor(default icon location and displaying the start bar). On my 4-screen setup, monitor 2 is my main monitor as it best suits my seating position.
Last edited: 04/10/2020 at 12:31 by Phil-jmw
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: Jriver
Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 16:44 #132880
manadude2
Avatar
194 posts
Troy100 in post 132868 said:
I had the same issue. I'm running Windows with multiple monitors.

What I found to work for my setup was the following:

Leave monitors off, switch on the computer so it starts booting.

Then, only turn on the monitor I wanted the pop up box to be on.

Log on to windows (assuming you have windows os).

Once logged on with the desktop showing or simsig open I then switched on the second monitor.

Try this maybe?
This won't work as the computer does not know if a screen is turned on or off, only if it is connected. As @Phil-jmw says, you'll need to set your main monitor within the Windows display settings.

Last edited: 04/10/2020 at 16:45 by manadude2
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 17:02 #132881
Sacro
Avatar
1079 posts
Online
manadude2 in post 132880 said:
Troy100 in post 132868 said:
I had the same issue. I'm running Windows with multiple monitors.

What I found to work for my setup was the following:

Leave monitors off, switch on the computer so it starts booting.

Then, only turn on the monitor I wanted the pop up box to be on.

Log on to windows (assuming you have windows os).

Once logged on with the desktop showing or simsig open I then switched on the second monitor.

Try this maybe?
This won't work as the computer does not know if a screen is turned on or off, only if it is connected. As @Phil-jmw says, you'll need to set your main monitor within the Windows display settings.
It quite clearly does work as that's why it was posted.

HDMI and DisplayPort can both inform a machine whether a screen is powered on or not.

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 04/10/2020 at 18:36 #132883
manadude2
Avatar
194 posts
Alright.

Clearly I've never owned a monitor that is capable of doing that then.

I stand corrected, as usual.

Last edited: 04/10/2020 at 18:50 by manadude2
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 05/10/2020 at 09:28 #132890
trolleybus
Avatar
100 posts
Online
Easiest way to select which monitors are in use is Windows+P, so use it to disable all but one monitor, set up SimSig, Win+P again and adjust.

As to detection of whether a monitor's on, my Surface can normally handle this OK but sometimes needs help in the form of a complete monitor power down to the point that the caps are discharged before turning it back on again.

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 05/10/2020 at 20:14 #132901
Albert
Avatar
1004 posts
Online
Not all monitors implement such a feature - the ones I've seen so far just assume you're turning it off to save power & take a break if it's turned off with AC power still on.

You probably need to change the monitor settings somehow (if at all possible) to change this behaviour. My monitor has no such setting.

You'll indeed need to use the control panel or Windows-P (or simply unplug either power or data to the monitor!) if you don't want windows to show up there.

AJP in games
Last edited: 05/10/2020 at 20:15 by Albert
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 06/10/2020 at 09:45 #132908
Jriver
Avatar
31 posts
Thanks all. Changing main screen worked :)

OCD corrected!

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: manadude2
Clicking on train TRN 07/10/2020 at 10:24 #132932
trolleybus
Avatar
100 posts
Online
Uou'd also need to use an interface that supports this (I imagine VGA isn't too clever) and a lead that has all the necessary pins connected.
Log in to reply
Clicking on train TRN 07/10/2020 at 20:33 #132958
Sacro
Avatar
1079 posts
Online
trolleybus in post 132932 said:
Uou'd also need to use an interface that supports this (I imagine VGA isn't too clever) and a lead that has all the necessary pins connected.
EDID was originally an addition to VGA, which has plenty of available pins. I'm not sure you can get HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort cables that don't have all the pins connected.

Log in to reply