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Windows 7: Which keyboard shortcut is causing all my windows to tile?

08 Dec 2014   #1
peterpallesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Which keyboard shortcut is causing all my windows to tile?

Sometimes when I type keys that require CTRL+ALT (ALT-GR) I hit a key by accident that completely messes up my desktop. It tiles all my windows, and as I usually have a lot open each window becomes microscopic and it's just a nuisance to clear it all up. I'm not sure exactly which key cause it, I haven't been able to pin it down.

So the question is, how can I "undo" this? If there isn't an undo, what keyboard shortcut cause windows to tile, and is there a way to disable it?


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08 Dec 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... Can you Please Post a screenshot the Link below will help you achieve this ...


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Tiles reminds me of Windows 8 ...
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08 Dec 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterpallesen View Post
Sometimes when I type keys that require CTRL+ALT (ALT-GR) I hit a key by accident that completely messes up my desktop. It tiles all my windows, and as I usually have a lot open each window becomes microscopic and it's just a nuisance to clear it all up. I'm not sure exactly which key cause it, I haven't been able to pin it down.

So the question is, how can I "undo" this? If there isn't an undo, what keyboard shortcut cause windows to tile, and is there a way to disable it?
Desktop OK is a free utility that will save and restore your desktop layout. I am not sure about the tile aspect, however. You can try it and see if it works.

DesktopOK 4.01 Save and restore the desktop icon positions.

FYI; If the default language is incorrect, you can change it by clicking the flag in the lower left corner and selecting the correct language from the drop down menu.

HTH
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08 Dec 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
I would also suggest using the opposite side alt or ctrl key and test,
Usually altering the size of icons or arrangement will change the size and positions
Most key boards do have a key to act as a right click desktop function where if other corresponding letters are pressed will activate that option,
Here are the underlined shortcut letters after using I suppose menu key ?
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