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Windows 7: Aero Snap problem


25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
Aero Snap problem

I am having a minor trouble with the Aero snap feature. When using certain applications (Word, Skype) I am able to maximize the window by dragging the window to the top - but I am not able to restore it by dragging it down, it stays put. I have to hit the restore button on the top right corner everytime I have to restore the window to the original size or if I want to snap it to one of the sides.

Anyone has faced this before ?

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Just tried this a few times with Word and it works fine, but i'm using 2010, can't confirm if 2007 has an issue.
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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

its not just with word, even a few other apps (like skype) have this issue. is there a control panel setting that i can use to turn off and then turn on the aero snap feature ?
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25 Oct 2009   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Ezhilk, I tried this with Skype and can confirm what you said. Here's a tutorial to show how to turn Aero Snap on or off. Tried that, didn't fix the issue.

It seems it is rather a Skype than Windows issue.

Kari

P.S. Welcome to the SevenForums!
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25 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks Kari. You are right, turning off the snap doesn't help at all.

And this problem happened only after I did a clean installation of 7. Previously, I upgraded from Vista and the snap feature worked flawlessly. I thought a clean install will improve the performance.
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25 Oct 2009   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I have upgraded Seven Ultimate from Vista but Snap still not working with Skype.
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26 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

an update for MS Office fixed the issue with Word, although the problem with skype remains. So I guess its an application issue rather than the OS, as you mentioned.
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09 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 

i have the same problem but it's with all my windows, including explorer, firefox...

is there something i can do? im using win 7 ultimate 32bit on a dual screen display. what i do not understand is that when i switch to my projector (single screen) it works fine. so it may have something to do with my dual screen setup.
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09 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by homamkeh View Post
i have the same problem but it's with all my windows, including explorer, firefox...

is there something i can do? im using win 7 ultimate 32bit on a dual screen display. what i do not understand is that when i switch to my projector (single screen) it works fine. so it may have something to do with my dual screen setup.
i solved my problem. if you are using ultramon, go to options -> general tab and uncheck "enable moving of maximized windows using the mouse" this will allow windows 7 to deal with this feature and ultramon and Windows 7 won't interfere with each other.



as for skype, i thought it was not working but to solve that just go to tools-> options -> general settings and change the visual style of the window to classic windows

interestingly enough though it is not working with MS word.

Hope this helps
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25 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

thanks that helped me with skype but i too am having the same problems with word and excel and probably the other office programs (havent tried them all). I am using ultramon but the settings in there were already set to "enable moving of maximized window...."
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