Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Where did my window go?

30 May 2009   #1
fangledangle

Windows 7
 
 
Where did my window go?

I've had 7 on my computer for about two weeks now and I like it a lot, but I'm noticing one problem that continues to occur and is really hindering.

If I am on the internet and I minimize my window, about once every ten or so times, it disappears. I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar and typically when I have a Firefox window open, it is highlighted but again, at times, when I minimize a window, it becomes solid again as if it's not open. Normally I would assume it had closed completely but if I am watching a video or listening to music, it continues to play and I've discovered that it is still open, but I can't access it. What am I doing incorrectly?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 May 2009   #2
Snufffed

 

A much more details system spec would help.
most members have a system spec notice on bottom left of screen click to see what they show... gives you a good example.
also: something like this would help.
Quote:
Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Ultimate (build 7137)
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ALiveXFire-eSATA2
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P2.70 09/08/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d
440.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
235.06 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
DVDRW 16X16 ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
Brother MFC-240C USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
MAXTOR STM3200820AS [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n
3QE0EZEZ, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD1600JD-55HBB0 ATA Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD800JB-00ETA0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 2, s/n
WD-WCAHL2579921, rev 77.07W77, SMART Status: Healthy 3072 Megabytes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2009   #3
fangledangle

Windows 7
 
 

Okay?

I really have no idea where that leaves me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 May 2009   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fangledangle View Post
I've had 7 on my computer for about two weeks now and I like it a lot, but I'm noticing one problem that continues to occur and is really hindering.

If I am on the internet and I minimize my window, about once every ten or so times, it disappears. I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar and typically when I have a Firefox window open, it is highlighted but again, at times, when I minimize a window, it becomes solid again as if it's not open. Normally I would assume it had closed completely but if I am watching a video or listening to music, it continues to play and I've discovered that it is still open, but I can't access it. What am I doing incorrectly?
I had that happen recently.

I had 3 or 4 Firefox windows open (also, it is pinned to my Taskbar). I visited a page that opened a video. While it was initializing the video, I clicked to minimize that screen, and that particular FF window disappeared from the Taskbar.

The only way I found to get it back was to close all other windows and programs (including the other FF windows). Once I did that, the FF window reappeared in the Taskbar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #5
fangledangle

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I had that happen recently.

I had 3 or 4 Firefox windows open (also, it is pinned to my Taskbar). I visited a page that opened a video. While it was initializing the video, I clicked to minimize that screen, and that particular FF window disappeared from the Taskbar.

The only way I found to get it back was to close all other windows and programs (including the other FF windows). Once I did that, the FF window reappeared in the Taskbar.
I've done this as well and it still didn't show up. I might be just a little FF/7 compatibility glitch, but I have no idea. In order to get my window to reappear, I initiate shut down procedure and cancel when it tells me I still have a window open. It will then reappear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #6
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

You cant use Ctrl Shift Esc to kill firefox.exe, then just start a new browsing session or resume the current one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fangledangle View Post
I've done this as well and it still didn't show up. I might be just a little FF/7 compatibility glitch, but I have no idea. In order to get my window to reappear, I initiate shut down procedure and cancel when it tells me I still have a window open. It will then reappear.
sounds to me like
1. you might have used up all memory, or
2. Your netturn is still set a default. so to limit your connections.
3. 3 or 4 open connections is rather small, currently I'm testing some tweaks, using 2 browsers at the same time, total open currently is 9 with browsers plus EMail and Mirc. I have not been testing FF, but IE8 and Opera 9.64.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Where did my window go?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Setting the window icon for a command prompt window
I have a set of scheduled tasks, all of which run programs written in Open Object REXX. Consequently, the Command Prompt windows where these tasks runs inherit their icons (at the top left of the window) from the rexx.exe program that handles my scripts. This means that all of these REXX tasks...
General Discussion
Window 7 Start-Up Repair completes but window fails to boot.
After rebooting my system, it recommended that i do a start up repair. After the repair completed i recieved the black screen right before choosing USER , so i tried 3x more to repair which each completed but same outcome till the point it just says cant repair automatically . Then i tried to...
General Discussion
Can i move the X window close button to the bottom of the window?
Hi, This may sound stupid but i need to relocate the window close and resize buttons to the lower part of the window instead of the top so i can move the window to the upper part all the way up and it doesnt bounce back. Is it possible? Thank you.
Customization
Adding 'open in new window' to search results, & opening in new window
Whenever I search in W7, I want to have the ability to open found folders in a new window. If I r-click, that option is not there. Is there a way to add this to W7? Also: When I go to 'open file location', the file's folder opens in the same window - highly annoying. In Vista, it opens in a new...
General Discussion
make window explorer transparent like gadget window.
hello i have a problem with my eyes and white things..:huh: for that i installed windowblinds 7.3 it's awesome but expired:cry: i just wanna make my explorer like gadget window(little bit transparent):) any other way to customize my explorer.........please help.
Themes and Styles
Window 7 Window Media Player Full Screen Lock (Sort Of Party Mode)
Hi, Anyone knows how to lock window media player 12 in full screen . I saw people do but i dont know how . Any ideas ?
Music, Pictures & Video


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App