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Windows 7: My window minimizes on it's own

11 Feb 2010   #1
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
My window minimizes on it's own

Hi,

I am not even sure how to describe this annoying little problem. I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back. I'm really hoping there is a setting somewhere where I can end this annoying thing. I work online entering data in fields and I go back and forth from typing to using the mouse and it happens quite frequently.

Has this happened to anyone and is there a way to put an end to it?

Thanks.


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11 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

In IE properties, is the setting to Maximum?
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11 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

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Had another thought, this may be a feature and not a problem. If you have several windows open. Only one is shown. The others stay in the task bar. You run the mouse over it and pick the one that you want.

Now that I read your question again, I think that is what it is.

Click on it when it first appears.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Are you grabbing the window with your mouse? As has been mentioned which window has focus? You can try the Problem Steps Recorder to replicate the issue and upload it for review.
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11 Feb 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi,

I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back.
You aren't setting the mouse aside and it's hovering on the 'show desktop' button perchance?

If you are using Windows Aero, do you see a clear glass window appear when your app minimizes?
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Had another thought, this may be a feature and not a problem. If you have several windows open. Only one is shown. The others stay in the task bar. You run the mouse over it and pick the one that you want.

Now that I read your question again, I think that is what it is.

Click on it when it first appears.
It's 1 window, but I have 2 tabs in it.

I ... don't know how to get to my IE properties. There isn't an icon on my desktop. It's on my toolbar, but when I right click it.. properties isn't there.
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11 Feb 2010   #7
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi,

I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back.
You aren't setting the mouse aside and it's hovering on the 'show desktop' button perchance?

If you are using Windows Aero, do you see a clear glass window appear when your app minimizes?
Yes, I do see a clear glass window appear. Sorry, I don't know what windows Aero is? I looked it up. It's a feature in XP and 7? If I have it selected, I don't know about it.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Type internet explorer, in search. When you see it just right click. You will see properties.
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11 Feb 2010   #9
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi,

I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back.
You aren't setting the mouse aside and it's hovering on the 'show desktop' button perchance?
I don't have a show desktop button. I really miss that. I right click on the toolbar and select "show desk top"

This just happened again. This time I moved the mouse slightly to see where the cursor was. It was over my time and date.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi,

I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back.
You aren't setting the mouse aside and it's hovering on the 'show desktop' button perchance?
I don't have a show desktop button. I really miss that. I right click on the toolbar and select "show desk top"

This just happened again. This time I moved the mouse slightly to see where the cursor was. It was over my time and date.
It seems to be Aero Peek. Disable it and see if that fixes it.
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