When I use 2 monitors, one on VGA and one on hdmi, Win 7 will always assign the hdmi monitor as 1 and the VGA monitor as 2. How can I manually assign these?
I have read this software allows you to change that.
Depending on the Video driver you have whether you can change it in Video properties.
Does the actual number that's assigned matter, or do you just want to make your VGA monitor the primary monitor (the one that shows the taskbar)?
If all you want to do is change the primary monitor, right-click on your desktop, select 'Screen Resolution', click on your VGA monitor on the diagram (monitor number 2 in your case) and then click the checkbox 'Make this my main display'.
Some programs are affected, such as PowerPoint, when we want the complete (final) image on the projector screen, it shows up on our desk monitor instead and shows the work area being projected along with the images.
If this is not your issue, then I'm really interested why the actual order of the monitors matters to you.
In Windows 7, if you right click on your desktop, you can go to personalize and appearance and personalization. From there, you can go to display and screen resolution. In this window you can assign the monitor numbers.
You can find more info here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Move-windows-between-multiple-monitors
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