Disabling monitor auto detection in windows 10

Is there a way to disable monitor auto detection in windows 10. In Windows 7 this can be done by changing the registry of the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM) but TMM does not exist in windows 10?

My problem is currently my surface pro 4 keeps flickering its screen back and forth  trying to switch to my second monitor which is my TV. If i'm on the correct AV channel for the Surface then it switches fine but alot of times i'll have both my surface and tv on but not projecting onto the tv and this is where the issues come up. 

I've never had this issue before until the latest surface firmware/driver update and am hoping it will be resolved in time but if its possible i'd like to turn of the monitor auto detection instead.

Is there a way to do it for windows 10?

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Hello,

Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

Please be informed that, Transient Multimon Manager (TMM) is exist in the Registry of Windows 10. To locate this you can follow the below path.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM

Follow the below steps and check if you can disable Automatic Monitor Detection.

1) Press the Windows + R button to get the Command prompt.

2) Type regedit then press Enter

3) Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM

4) Look for the value "UseIViewHelper" and change it to 0 or if you don't have that key then simply right click in the TMM sub key and create a new DWORD giving it the name UseIViewHelper then set its value to 0

Note: To re-enable Automatic Monitor Detection, simply go back to the same reg key and change the value of "UseIViewHelper" to 1

Registry disclaimer

To do so: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

I hope this information helps. Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.

Thank You.

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Nice. So many times in these forums I see totally useless elementary troubleshooting tips that have nothing to do with the problem, because they're on some script. I know, because it's happened to me. It's great to see a real answer!

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I have windows10 and trying to find TMM too. Checked the registry path you gave, but there's no TMM in there.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft

There's TermServLicensing and the next one is TouchPrediction.

I'm having trouble with my dual monitor setup. When ever my computer wakes up from sleep, all the windows have shifted to my primary monitor, leaving secondary monitor empty. I found a thread where people had success fixing it by turning TMM off. Now I just need to find it.

If it's not located here where could it be?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM

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I have windows10 and trying to find TMM too. Checked the registry path you gave, but there's no TMM in there.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft

There's TermServLicensing and the next one is TouchPrediction.

I'm having trouble with my dual monitor setup. When ever my computer wakes up from sleep, all the windows have shifted to my primary monitor, leaving secondary monitor empty. I found a thread where people had success fixing it by turning TMM off. Now I just need to find it.

If it's not located here where could it be?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM

I have the same problem. Win 10, three screens and all my stuff moves from screen 1 to screen 2. Screen 3 is the primary. 

It happens when I sign out and let the screens go black and then log back in. 

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Was a solution to this found?

I am unable to find TMM on Windows 10 and the screen flash on login is irritating :(

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Same problem here.

I've tried adding the registry but no luck unfortunately...

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Got the same issue.

No TMM in registry, making a fake copy doesn't help. I even did a CTRL+F for the Key referenced and found nothing at all.

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I am sure Microsoft is not going to fix this. I believe they don't see it as a problem...

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TMM in the registry doesn't exist in Windows 10.  So then what?  ANy feedback possible or will we have to deal with crickets here?

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I have the same issue, no TMM in windows 10, help will be much appreciated as this is very annoying.

Thanks.

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