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Windows 7: Start menu half disappears! problem

20 Aug 2009   #1
iancl

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
Start menu half disappears! problem

I have a problem where occasionally the start menu only opens with the top half showing, and it displays the top half where the bottom half would be, as if the entire menu has been shifted downwards, with the bottom actually below the bottom of the screen. It appears to be behind the taskbar, with the top of the task bar hiding all up to half-way up the 'Default programs' menu.

Apart from turning off the computer, the only way to fix it is to end the explorer process from the task manager and run it again as a new task.

I've found something which seems to trigger this error every time: pressing the arrow to view recent files from Adobe Reader 9. Every time I use this arrow, the next time I open the start menu, it has shifted down below my screen, without fail.

Weird?!

I'll upload photos if necessary but don't particularly like uploading screenshots of what I run.

Cheers, Ian


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20 Aug 2009   #2
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Have you changed anything on your DpI settings?
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20 Aug 2009   #3
iancl

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope, native resolution. It just happens when I look at the recent files for the one program. None of the other programs in the start menu affect it.
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21 Aug 2009   #4
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Run a disk cleanup and delete all temporary files through that. and have a try
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14 Oct 2009   #5
piggywinkle

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I also have the problem. A quick way to resolve it is to change the screen res to a lower res and then back.
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15 Oct 2009   #6
iancl

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Restarting explorer was quick enough for me.

Out of interest, was it just one program doing it for you or was there more than one way to cause it?

Seems to be fixed in the RTM - at least, I haven't experienced it so far.
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