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Windows 7: A small problem w/ dialog boxes


31 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
A small problem w/ dialog boxes

Well, the problem that I'm experiencing isn't that big of a deal, but it is bugging me, so I decided to get it fixed. I've been looking everywhere (even in 2 languages) how to fix it, but I didn't find the solution, so I'm posting a thread here.

So, when I'm dragging a window (you know, the dialog box where all my stuff is) around, a frame appears at the move event. It used to be like when I drag it I can see all my stuff moving with the dialog box. Now it's like I wanna move the box somewhere else, a frame appears, so I can see where I wanna put that box and when I'm done placing it, the contents appear.

I looked it up in the control panel, but I still didn't find a place for that to be changed. I know where I could find that on win xp, but now I'm using win 7 HP. I cannot remember when this started to happen, but I discovered it today, that it's not like it is supposed to be.

I hope I made sense and I hope to get it fixed with your help. I feel real dumb right now, because the solution to my problem seems to be so easy and usually I aint that dumb with computers.

Helena


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31 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Helena, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help you out with this. You would just need to check the Show window contents while dragging box in the Visual Effects settings.

Show Window Contents or Outline While Dragging

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agathajack View Post
Well, the problem that I'm experiencing isn't that big of a deal, but it is bugging me, so I decided to get it fixed. I've been looking everywhere (even in 2 languages) how to fix it, but I didn't find the solution, so I'm posting a thread here.

So, when I'm dragging a window (you know, the dialog box where all my stuff is) around, a frame appears at the move event. It used to be like when I drag it I can see all my stuff moving with the dialog box. Now it's like I wanna move the box somewhere else, a frame appears, so I can see where I wanna put that box and when I'm done placing it, the contents appear.

I looked it up in the control panel, but I still didn't find a place for that to be changed. I know where I could find that on win xp, but now I'm using win 7 HP. I cannot remember when this started to happen, but I discovered it today, that it's not like it is supposed to be.

I hope I made sense and I hope to get it fixed with your help. I feel real dumb right now, because the solution to my problem seems to be so easy and usually I aint that dumb with computers.

Helena
Try this:
1) Click the Start button, right-click on "Computer", then select "Properties"
2) Click "Advanced system settings" (you may need to respond to a UAC prompt):
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3) Under the "Advanced" tab of "System Properties", click the "Settings" button:
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4) If all you want is to have the window contents displayed when dragging, click "Show window contents while dragging" in "Visual Effects":
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5) I keep my settings on "Adjust for best appearance", whie basically selects everything in the "Custom" list. when you are done making your settings changes, click "OK"


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31 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And Brink beat me to it...
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31 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL.
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31 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you, Brink and Dzomlija, very much! It's back to normal again =).


Helena
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31 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Helena. I'm happy that we were able to help you.
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