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Windows 7: Dragging windows only shows the border! Bug?

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dragging windows only shows the border! Bug?

So, okay, this might not exactly be related to me, but I'm helping out a friend and want to spare him the bother of registering, because he usually asks me for advice; and usually I can help him out with anything. But this time I just can't remember how to fix this "bug" because I've never experienced it myself (on Windows 7).

So, here's a snippy of what the thread title refers to:

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As you can see, that pretty much looks like the old XP style window-dragging option that anyone was able to set. But in Windows 7, I've never even seen this option, so I'm wondering if it's a bug or a problem with the GPU drivers or something.

I asked the friend to run the troubleshooting wizard for Aero, and it didn't display any errors. Also suggested him to check the "adjust appearance and performance of Windows" window, and all the settings are checked correctly just like on my sistem.

So I'm out of ideas. Seriously.



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08 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

in a explorer window click organise , folder and search options/ view tab, check the box show content when dragging
actually that option doesnt seem to be in the view list, i know there is a check box to show content whilst dragging, hang on i'll see where it is
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08 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Never seen it since day one.
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08 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Dammit, I knew it was there somewhere. Thanks boobah, gonna see if that works
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08 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Marko,

Using either option in the tutorial below to Show window contents while dragging should do the trick.

Show Window Contents or Outline While Dragging

Hope this helps,
Shawn

EDIT:
LOL, looks like we all posted at the same time.
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08 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, Shawn

EDIT - It worked. I was so blind I couldn't see where the option is. And it WAS already checked but glitched, so the friend unchecked, applied, checked again, applied, and now it works. xD

And he's all like ROFLMAO xD
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08 Jan 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok in start search type ,advanced system settings. open it and in the performance box click settings
then check the box.
sorry it is a long time since i checked the box i couldnt remember where it was.
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08 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, glad we could help.
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08 Jan 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

hahaha too late ,if your not fast your last.

didnt realize there was a tutorial,

doh!
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08 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No worries, boohbah, thanks anyway
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