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Windows 7: Moving window makes all applications disappear when laptop undocked

15 Nov 2013   #1
djwilson1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Moving window makes all applications disappear when laptop undocked

I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit on a Dell Precision M6700 laptop. Most of the time, I am docked and use two external monitors in addition to the laptop display. However, when I undock and am only using the laptop display, the following happens: If I use the mouse to move a window around at all, when I let go of it, all of my running applications disappear. The windows are no longer visible, the icons on the task bar are no longer highlighted, and they do not exist as running applications in task manager. They still exist as processes in task manager, though. I can kill them from there, but if I do not, they all come back upon redocking. This happens when I move any window except task manager.

Any help?? I have tried and failed to find a similar problem anywhere else.


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15 Nov 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Probably trying to show on the 2nd display which is not connected. No idea how to fix though.
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16 Nov 2013   #3
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Probably trying to show on the 2nd display which is not connected. No idea how to fix though.
To test of ours doing this click on the open program you can't see then hold win+shift and hit a arrow key like right till the program appears if this works then yes when you undock it thinks you still have the second screen what does windows show in screen resolution does it show two screens?
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