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Windows 7: Running programs appear minimized in taskbar but will not open

04 Sep 2016   #1
SeverDesk

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Running programs appear minimized in taskbar but will not open

When I open one of my programs, I can see the icon appear in the task bar, but when I click on it to be able to use it, it doesn't open. I can see other programs being highlighted when I click the specific icon for the problem icon, but it never comes forward.

I can however click the icon, use Alt + Space, and select maximize and it will function as normal, but as soon as I click the "restore down" button, it acts up again. I've ran sfc /scannow and it seemed to fix the issue for a few minutes, but then acts the same way again. Typically it is one application (AS400), which I have completely uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail, but also happens seemingly random to other programs such as notepad, firefox, and IE.

Thanks in advance.


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04 Sep 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SeverDesk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might to see if the app's window may be offscreen.

Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop
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04 Sep 2016   #3
SeverDesk

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

That did the trick. Thanks for the help!
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04 Sep 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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