Screen Consumer and the "windows main Screen"

so i have a server running with a screen consumer.
i set the “device” tag to any thing other then the one that i have set as my main screen in the windows display setting, it it fails.

the server will start up. the screen consumer will some times be white or times times be black.
if I set the device to what ever number is my “main scree” it works as it should.

I have tried this in 2.3, 2.2 and 2.1 all the same.
has any one else had this issue. have you found a work around.