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Windows 7: Windows Explorer won't maximize

05 May 2011   #11
James Colbert


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaikz View Post
Na, it didn't work. I tried to do the shift+right click and restore or maximize, still no display. It seems it display to somehwere else coz when I do the shift+right click again it indicates that it's already opened.
I'm not clear on whether it's ever visible on the screen or not, but on the chance that it's not (and given that you haven't found a solution yet), you could try using the keyboard to move the window, in case it's somehow found its way 'off-screen'.

Try the following:

1) Click on the WE taskbar button
2) On the keyboard, press and hold Alt+Spacebar+M
3) Release the keys
4) Use the arrow buttons to move off screen window back into view (usually left or right). Once you have pressed any of the arrow buttons, you can use the mouse to move the window if you don't press either of the mouse buttons [i.e., just move the mouse].

5) To end 'move mode', simply click with the mouse.


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05 May 2011   #12

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

[CODE]Did you do it THIS WAY? since you say "restore or maximize" I would say you right-clicked the task bar icon.[/QUOTE]
Yes I did. But still the explorer only sits on the taskbar.

Thanks for your suggestions. But like I've said I can't follow it coz there's no windows explorer on my screen.

@James Colbert
I guess you have some point that the window is way off-screen.
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05 May 2011   #13
James Colbert


Just a thought - can you switch to the window via Flip 3D (winkey+tab)? Does the preview show up in the 'stack'?
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11 May 2011   #14

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

thanks for the help guys, i did fix the problem with the help from microsoft wanswers.
What I did was use shift+right click, select the move option. Use the move keys from the keyboard but it didn't work, but when I move my mouse, the windows appeared on the screen.
Your right that the windows explorer and the task manager was off-screen.
Again thanks, So how do I mark it solve?
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12 May 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Simply click the triangle in the top right and type solved in the resulting window. Admins will mark it solved. Glad you found a fix.
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