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02 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Progress bar too big ...

Have run into a recent problem were the status window put up by Explorer will be much too large then what is expected for "default". This basically files the display screen the window can only be closed (when the activity is completed, or cancelled)

Example:
From explorer select a large number of files and delete..

Progress windows opens and shows file delete in progress.

When this window opens it appears to default to "max info" and will fill the entire screen. If I can hit the "minimize" button in the lower corner, the window will grow smaller till it finally reaches the "normal" size which is expected.

This is now happening will ALL status dialogs/windows which are being opened, and not just by Explorer. I'm guessing there is a setting somewhere which is forcing this dialogue/status window to max size instead of the original default.

Any ideas ?


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02 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mannie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This sounds like you may not have your DPI settings set to the default 96 DPI causing everything to be larger than normal. Changing it back to 96 DPI should fix this for you if this is the issue.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

Don't believe it's DPI or any other obvious display setting. All the other windows appear fine.

The problem dialogue boxes have their text properly and in the right area. What happens is there a huge amount of blank space between the text and the bottom of the window.

In my example, using the "minimal info button" seems to remove the extra blank space, and resizes the dialogue box to the proper dimensions.
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02 Jul 2010   #4

 
 

Mannie how about a screenshot please? Use the snipping tool.
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02 Jul 2010   #5

Win 7
 
 
Screenshot ..

OK .. I've attached a screenshot. What I did was download a file using IE, and you can see the download window shows up, but there is a large amount of extra space extending down to the bottom of the screen.

The window is NOT resizeable, nor do any of the keyboard shortcut works to change with window dimensions.


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02 Jul 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Looks you have something enable, like a "Grid"


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02 Jul 2010   #7

Win 7
 
 

That is for my multi-monitor display. I have tried it with all my apps disabled with nothing but Win 7 running, and the exact same thing happens.
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02 Jul 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Can't you lift the windows a little then rezise from the right corner?
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02 Jul 2010   #9

Win 7
 
 

No. There are absolutely no controls on the window. Attempt to grab from the edge is not possible. Nor do are there any keyboard shortcut options available.

As I mentioned on the delete window (not the screenshot) there is a minimal information button. That will shrink the window, but is not saved.
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02 Jul 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Could it be some parameters with your Mozilla Firefox browser?
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