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Windows 7: How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen

26 Aug 2015   #1
jasonmbrown

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen

So I bought a laptop Fairly Recently, And there's a few games I play that Cant be re-sized. They Will Fit on the screen If I Use (Alt + Space + M) and move the window up so that the title bar is no longer visible, But as soon as I hit enter or click to drop the window (So It stops moving) Windows enjoys shoving its title bar Right back onto the screen Pushing the Bottom Portion of the Window below the screen.


Is there A tweak to the Windows 7 Registry That Might allow me to fix this? I just want to allow Title bars to go off screen.

Or Is There an Alternative Method.

Just To BE absolutely Clear This IS NOT Aero Snap (I like Aero Snap It makes Things Easier), Google Does Not seem to have an answer for me either, All I can Find is Information About Moving a window That has been lost off screen, Back onto the screen. I need the Opposite (I need to move a window Offscreen (Well to be specific half Off Screen)).

Pictures of what im trying to do:
(Changed To Links/Attachments)

Example Window Is the CMD Window
How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen-step1.png

Moved The Window Offscreen Using (Alt+Space+M) And then the Arrow Keys to get it where I wanted it
How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen-step2.png

Hit Enter and The Window moved itself back down even though I clearly moved it half off the screen
How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen-step3.png




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26 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum jasonmbrown.

I'm no gamer so I really don't know if this will work for games.
Cost nothing to try.
Just use the F11 key.

Could you use this tutorial for posting screen shots.
It's safer for members and it make it easier to read.


Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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26 Aug 2015   #3
jasonmbrown

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Changed It so the Images were attached and thanks. Hopefully I did it correctly?

Sadly F11 Did nothing, (I can't put the game Into Fullscreen either Since its Not compatible with my Resolution, Immediately Goes back to windowed mode) I assume that f11 is supposed to go fullscreen mode.

I\m mostly Hoping for a Registry Hack/Edit That will allow windows to be moved anywhere, I believe Linux Lets you do this (Move windows off screen).

Seems Strange that there isnt a simple way to force a window offscreen. But Hopefully Someone has an Idea

PS:Not sure if I posted this in the Right Sub Forum, Let me know If I didn't (Im not sure if I should have posted under Customization or Performance & Maintenance)

PPS:

Semi Solved the Problem *at Least Temporarily* I found a program Called WindowManager while google-ing for people having problems installing stuff due to the buttons being off screen. It works but I have to manually Enter where i want the Window to sit.
Still Looking for Proper Solutions though*
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26 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for updating the pictures.
I don't go into the registry for such things but other members might.

All I do is drag it off screen half or more. Left tick and hold some where in the area of the red line and drag. See if that is what you are look for.
Here is a picture.

How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen-drag-off-screen.jpg


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27 Aug 2015   #5
jasonmbrown

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Problem Is, Its not the Horizontal Screen Size that's the issue Its the Vertical. (Try grabbing that window and Bring it UP so it goes off the screen, Windows will keep pushing it down). Thanks though =).

With the program I mentioned I can set the Windows Y (Height) Position to -55 (0,0 is the Top left of the desktop) and that fixes it but I was sorta hoping for a more permanent solution that doesn't require alternate programs.
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27 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't think Windows 7 does such a thing. At lease as far as I know.
The forum has a 1/4 million plus members, their just might be some one that does know a trick.

It might take a while before they see your thread.

The forum keep busy.

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27 Aug 2015   #7
jasonmbrown

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well Thanks again =). If I find a solution before Someone responds with an answer Il be sure to leave it
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27 Aug 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes please do keep us informed.
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27 Aug 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasonmbrown View Post
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With the program I mentioned I can set the Windows Y (Height) Position to -55 (0,0 is the Top left of the desktop) and that fixes it but I was sorta hoping for a more permanent solution that doesn't require alternate programs.
I watched Process Monitor while moving a window via Alt-space-arrows. As you mentioned: as soon as I hit enter, the window comes back on screen. Process Monitor did not give me any clues as to what could be changed to keep the window off screen.

I'm not sure if...
..."alternate programs" = non-native apps
or
..."alternate programs" = no other apps.
Probably the later. I do not think that you will find a way to do this window move without some other app.

PowerShell is native to Windows 7 (e.g. not 3rd party).
Maybe you can adapt this code...
https://gist.github.com/coldnebo/1148334
...to move your game's window.

But I think that AutoIt (a free 3rd party app) would be easier.
This one line of code should move your window as desired:
Code:
WinMove("C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe", "", -1, -55)
Personally, I would use an AutoIt script to start the game, wait for the window and then move it:
Code:
Run("cmd.exe")
WinWait("C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe")
WinMove("C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe", "", 0, -55)
Also, I would leave the script as a text file (AU3 file) - instead of compiling it into an EXE. That way, you can easily change the "-55" to some other value.

You can install AutoIt3 from here:
https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/downloads/
Accept the defaults during setup.

Right click on the desktop and select New > AutoIt v3 Script from the context menu.
(You might need to select the desktop and press F5 to get that context menu.)
Then right click on the newly created file and select Edit Script from the context menu.

Copy/paste the code above into the newly created file:
(You can paste over the info that is already in the new file.)

Edit the script to work with your game.
The two lines of code that start with "Win..." need the title of the window to act on.
With the SciTE editor in focus (top selected window), press F5 to save and run the script.

If all goes well, your game window will move/stay as desired.

If you have an error in the code (typo in the window title), then you will need to end the script manually by clicking on the AutoIt icon in the notification area down by the clock. Once you get the code to work, exit the SciTE editor.

Double click on the AU3 script file to run it in the future.


If this is the only AutoIt script that you ever use, then you have everything that you need. If you start doing other things with AutoIt, then install the enhanced version of the SciTE editor. You will also want to learn how to use the AutoIt Window Info to avoid window title typos.
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