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Windows 7: Trouble with windows maxmize button going off screen

27 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
Trouble with windows maxmize button going off screen

Hi, I'm having trouble when I open a window on my machine and I don't know what to do. Whenever I open a window and maximize it the window goes off the right hand side of the screen. The up down scroll bar is not visible and the minimize/maximize close buttons are off screen. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance

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27 Mar 2014   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

Hi Bazvinda, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Your system specs tell nothing else than that you have a desktop PC. This normally means you are using an external display (as opposite to laptop's internal display), so this is most probably an issue in display's own adjustment settings. To confirm this, please see the screenshot below and do this:
  1. Press and hold on the title bar of any window you have opened maximized (buttons hidden beyond the right edge)
  2. Drag the window down a bit to restore it (last non full-screen windowed mode), then drag it again to the top of the display to maximize it
Trouble with windows maxmize button going off screen-2014-03-27_12h45_34.png
If the same happens and buttons disappear beyonf the right edge, the display's own adjustment settings are wrong. It might also be due missing or faulty driver (video card on PC or monitor). If however the windows settles now normally as it should, filling the screen and buttons visible, we have to think something else.


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