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I hate ATI. Seriously. It keeps playing with my nerves. Today, encountered with a brand new "feature" (bug?) (edit: Not just today, but this is when I got fed up with it.):

I use my laptop and a desktop display. Nothing extraordinary.. at least it shouldn't be that much of a deal nowadays. When I start my laptop, I see the boot procedure on both screen. Then I get extended desktop. Why? I set it up like:
1: Primary: xy desktop display 1920x1080@59hz.
2: Secondary: laptop: disabled.

Why 59hz? ATI feature. With 60hz it'll make a distorted look on my display and "it's not just me". Basically you have to set it 59hz to make it report 60hz. Well.. funny stuff, nevermind.

So I want to save this and apply every time it boots. (Until it detects that the display setup changed OBVIOUSLY, like NVidia does.)

Is there a way?
(I tried not to make the post too ..."angry" but I can't really supress my feelings after using this crap every single day. It makes work a pain. But "just for this"..getting a new card... I'm not that kind of person. Also, the in-built Intel MHD4500 won't support DisplayPort for some reason.)

I forgot:
VGA: ATI Radeon 3650HD
Driver: 10.6 official, Windows x64 version.

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I can edit the "angriness" away if you want a calmer, objective question. Your preference. –  Gnoupi Jul 13 '10 at 20:07
    
Of course you can remove my rant.. guess the fanboys will spare mah life.. >.> :) –  Shiki Jul 13 '10 at 20:45
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People hate ATI software so much, that somebody wrote a replacement.

ATI Tray Tools http://www.guru3d.com/article/ati-tray-tools-/ . It's free, it seems to actually work and not get in the way.

It's not a direct answer, but I gave up on CCC.

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Oh thank you very much. Nice idea. :) –  Shiki Jul 14 '10 at 19:45
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I wanted to post this a comment but i guess i dont have enough rep on SU yet, anyways..

Doesnt ATI CCC have Profiles which will accomplish what you are looking for? My home desktop only has one driver but i have several profiles and although i dont have access to it right now, it always defaults to the one that i want (So i assume you can specify that somewhere?)

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Oh that's what I need. The CCC is just so logical I couldn't manage to find it. (First: Why do I have to switch between basic and advanced? If I want to set my display output/etc, I have to use Basic and that wizard (where I cant set freq). Why? :/ Second: Why the Cancel and Apply button keeps blinking?! Oo) –  Shiki Jul 13 '10 at 20:46
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