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Windows 7: Moving Window Issue

19 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Moving Window Issue


Out of the blue when I move a window I don't get the nice 'graphic' you would have, I do have aero enabled so I am unsure as to what is going on. Please check my screenshot for a better understanding of my issue.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Adjust Visual Effects

See adjust via Visual Effects by any method mentioned in the tutorial here:

Visual Effects Settings - Change

My preferred method:

Start> Run then type sysdm.cpl

Press Enter

Advanced Tab> Performance> Settings

Uncheck the box as shown in the screenshot below and click Apply.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Should be an easy fix. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System.
In the Left Panel of System Properties, click Advanced and follow the arrows as shown.

Show Window Contents or Outline While Dragging

Moving Window Issue-sysprop.png

Callender beat me to it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Indeed Callender wins, but thanks to both of you for such a swift reply
Had a mini heart attack when I saw that it was already ticked, just needed to untick and then retick to get it working. Cheers guys!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Glad to hear you got it fixed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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