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Windows 7: Cannot drag windows above top screen boundry.

29 Aug 2015   #1
Xirix

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Cannot drag windows above top screen boundry.

For whatever reason I cannot have a window off-screen even a little bit if it's poking above the top of the screen, I can have a window off-screen as much as I want on the left, right and bottom, but if I try the top it snaps back vertically. Is there a way I can circumvent this?

If there isn't, is there a way to remove the re-size limit on windows? I can only resize them vertically so much before they refuse.

I'm using Windows 7.


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30 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xirix View Post
For whatever reason I cannot have a window off-screen even a little bit if it's poking above the top of the screen, I can have a window off-screen as much as I want on the left, right and bottom, but if I try the top it snaps back vertically. Is there a way I can circumvent this?

If there isn't, is there a way to remove the re-size limit on windows? I can only resize them vertically so much before they refuse.

I'm using Windows 7.
See this post How Can I move the Title Bar of a window, Off the TOP of my screen

AutoIt can resize the window as well.
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01 Sep 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Right click on the windows title bar then select Move. Use the arrow keys to move it wherever you want it.
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01 Sep 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Right click on the windows title bar then select Move. Use the arrow keys to move it wherever you want it.
That does not work for me.

In the thread that I linked to, it did not work for the OP either.

Try putting the top of a window at a minus 55 pixels as requested in the thread that I linked to.

Please let me know if it works for you...
...because I would like to figure out how you did that.
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01 Sep 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How would I know where minus 55 pixels is?

I can move the window entirely off the top screen if I want.

Cannot drag windows above top screen boundry.-movedwindows.jpg


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01 Sep 2015   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I take that back. It actually ends up reducing the size of the window and aligns the top edge of it to the top of the screen as soon as I press the enter key. Okay right, left and down though.

Yhis has got to be a bug induced by the snap feature, which I thought I had turned off.
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01 Sep 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
How would I know where minus 55 pixels is?
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With a window info tool - of course :-)

I can type in the window after it has been moved.
It does not change size or snap back down.

Cannot drag windows above top screen boundry.-notepad.png


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I take that back. It actually ends up reducing the size of the window and aligns the top edge of it to the top of the screen as soon as I press the enter key. Okay right, left and down though.

This has got to be a bug induced by the snap feature, which I thought I had turned off.
Nope. It does it in XP too. The screenshot above is from XP.

Why would anyone want to do this?
Read the thread that I linked to earlier.

Also, have you every worked on a netbook with Windows 7 Starter Edition? You cannot always see the "OK" button at the bottom of a dialog box. AutoIt can be used automatically move the window up as you move the mouse cursor down. You just leave the script running all of the time. Such a script would normally only move a window that is bigger than the screen... but, as you see in the screenshot above, AutoIt can move most any window wherever you want :-)

Most of this is covered in the thread that I linked to.


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01 Sep 2015   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I find I can't move a window very far up as it has to be dragged by the mouse when clicked on the Title bar but the mouse will not go off-screen at the top, can't drag beyond that limit even though most of the Title bar has been moved out of sight, mouse can barely hold it. The mouse has the same limit at the left and bottom edges. It will go out of sight on the right side but just barely, limit can be seen over a maximized window or a smaller one with its right border at the edge of the screen.
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02 Sep 2015   #9
vsub

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I made this autohotkey script to move windows.

Code:
~#LButton::
SetWinDelay,30
MouseGetPos,x,y,w
Loop
{
  GetKeyState,lbutton,LButton,P
  GetKeyState,LWin,LWin,P
  If (lbutton="U" Or LWin="U")
    Break
  MouseGetPos,mx,my
  WinGetPos,wx,wy,ww,wh,ahk_id %w%
  wx:=wx+mx-x
  wy:=wy+my-y
  WinMove,ahk_id %w%,,%wx%,%wy%
  x:=mx
  y:=my
}
Return
Win+LButton - hold the windows key and drag any window anywhere you click on it(not just the titlebar)
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02 Sep 2015   #10
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Will Xirix know how to create the script? Having the code to use is quite nice and appreciated but that's not all there is to using it, all too common on forums to post code but leave off the mechanics, suggests a level of expertise that may not exist.
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