I have a workstation with two monitors and the desktop extended over them. I have a lot of applications open (generally maximized), and I have a personal preference which application is on which monitor (let's say editors on the right, data retrieval and display on the left).
I have recently upgraded to a workstation with Windows 7 and when I power off a monitor (typically when going home at the end of the day), the desktop-expand-over-monitors disables and all applications are switched to the main monitor. (Also the taskbar I keep on the left resizes to about one icon's width.)
This is highly annoying, since I now spend the first minutes of work each day switching the applications back that were on the monitor on the right.
Is there a way to prevent this? (It says no here.) Is there software I could install that can prevent this?