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There’s an odd thing that can happen in Windows 10 when you try to change your monitor settings with the NVIDIA Control Panel. When you try to change some multi-display settings, you may get the following dialog, stating:

“Your changes cannot be applied right now. This may be due to any of the following reasons:

  • A video is playing or a video application is running
  • A game or 3D application is running in full-screen mode
  • A command prompt window is running in full-screen mode
  • You have rotated your desktop with the Rotate Display page
  • The Display Optimization Wizard is running

You can try to apply your changes again after resolving the conflict.”

Screenshot 2016-02-06 09.03.05

I resolved this by closing Skype of all things. Even though you wouldn’t suspect a program like Skype would violate the above constraints, it does.

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