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Windows 7: My Window DISAPEARED... it is in the tile display!

12 Sep 2009   #1

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My Window DISAPEARED... it is in the tile display!

My window to dvbdream, a sattelite application, has disapeared. I have dual display.


I maximized it, than it corupted my display, but was still running, i minimized it and now it is in limbo.... somwhere in never never land.


when I mouse over the app in the taskbar, I can see it trucking along in the mini-tile working just fine, but when i click to show nothing happens.

To make things worse, the app remembers its state, so that when i kill it it restarts in the same neverland position.



This is so annoying, how do I physically get the app to move, or give it new start values? I could do this with XP, in Windows 7 I only have the option of mimize and restore no move. argggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh.... so frusrted!

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12 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums.

Have you somehow changed the 'Projector' settings to display only on 1 display?

Try pressing WIN+P and change the Projector settings.

Hope this helps


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12 Sep 2009   #3

 
 

Also, if the other monitor has timed out, then you will need to 'nudge' it active again
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12 Sep 2009   #4

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no its not the projection, both displays are working just fine, i can move windows between them, its just that one window has lost its start position.


I know i can change it in the registry, but i shouldn't have to there has to be an easier way.


how do i show the window? It thinks its maximized and playing in one of the screens when it is not. I don't want to just minimize it as that does nothing for me, (notice the options i have), i want to move it, or resize it.


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12 Sep 2009   #5

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here is the thing, i can chose to minimize, than the icon apears to my right, but that does nothing for me other than give me the option of "Show" when I chose that nothing happens, but what u see above.

I can exit the app and restart it, the problem is that its saved its windows stated to be outofbounds somhow and i can't see the applicaiton.


so i can start it and run it in the background all i want, but that is not what I want I want to SEE IT. IT was working fine, until the windows postion/state got messed up.


How do I change that? Please people.
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12 Sep 2009   #6

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oh... and i can see it running just fine when i mouse over it, in the little window tile.
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12 Sep 2009   #7

 
 

Can you try WIN+[direction key] for me please?

Left/Right = Orientation
Up = Maximize
Down = Restore/windowed to middle of screen
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12 Sep 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by no1ninja View Post
...its saved its windows stated to be outofbounds somhow and i can't see the applicaiton...
The secret to resetting it may be - Where does it save this information to? Is it in the Program Files folder in an ini file, or the registry?
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12 Sep 2009   #9

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YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCCESSS Window position restored!

Orbital Shark's advice hit the nail on the head WIN+Arrow key



Thank you so much, this was so annoying, you saved me from smashing personal items.
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12 Sep 2009   #10

 
 

Excellent, glad to hear it
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