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Windows 7: Windows side by side dont fit correctly

18 Oct 2010   #11
James Colbert

 
 

And in this latest screenshot, it looks as though a '4th' window could fit. I have no idea of what it could be, but it definitely looks like windows thinks there is an additional window and creates space for it. Have you examined task manager for any additional programs running? Have you tried WinKey+tab to scroll through running apps to see if there are 4 instead of 3 (i.e., one more window than what is displayed side by side)?

You may also want to examine Task Manager/processes to see if anything there could be interpreted as an additional window. Also, what about the SysTray? Anything running there? Try closing the programs running there one by one, clicking Side by Side on the taskbar after closing each one to see if it makes a difference.

James

Edit: And same for the 4 window shot...there's room for a 5th window. We may be onto something here...


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18 Oct 2010   #12
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Ok will give it a shot.
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18 Oct 2010   #13
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
And in this latest screenshot, it looks as though a '4th' window could fit. I have no idea of what it could be, but it definitely looks like windows thinks there is an additional window and creates space for it. Have you examined task manager for any additional programs running? Have you tried WinKey+tab to scroll through running apps to see if there are 4 instead of 3 (i.e., one more window than what is displayed side by side)?

You may also want to examine Task Manager/processes to see if anything there could be interpreted as an additional window. Also, what about the SysTray? Anything running there? Try closing the programs running there one by one, clicking Side by Side on the taskbar after closing each one to see if it makes a difference.

James

Edit: And same for the 4 window shot...there's room for a 5th window. We may be onto something here...

Nope... everything fine nothing running in the background and to make sure i turned the few programs like SAS and email off, but made no different.

even when i have 1 active window open an use side by side from taskbar it actually snaps in perfect but put another window in there and back to square 1
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18 Oct 2010   #14
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Think this issue is a no hope'r.
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18 Oct 2010   #15
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post
even when i have 1 active window open an use side by side from taskbar it actually snaps in perfect but put another window in there and back to square 1
This is actually the same behavior. When I have only one active window and choose side by side from the task bar, the window maximises and fills the screen, so it appears that the same thing is happening when you try with one window...it is still making room for the 'invisible' window.

I don't think your situation is hopeless. It just needs to be figured out. Did you by any chance run SFC?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

James
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18 Oct 2010   #16
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post
even when i have 1 active window open an use side by side from taskbar it actually snaps in perfect but put another window in there and back to square 1
This is actually the same behavior. When I have only one active window and choose side by side from the task bar, the window maximises and fills the screen, so it appears that the same thing is happening when you try with one window...it is still making room for the 'invisible' window.

I don't think your situation is hopeless. It just needs to be figured out. Did you by any chance run SFC?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

James

can't see this helping as ever since i first bought the pc it always had this issue but since then i have even performed a clean install not too long ago,

could it be some sort of settings that could be out or something like that?
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18 Oct 2010   #17
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post

can't see this helping as ever since i first bought the pc it always had this issue but since then i have even performed a clean install not too long ago,

could it be some sort of settings that could be out or something like that?
Not sure, but I'd tend to believe it is an unrully process or program. Not a showstopper, but annoying if it prevents you from working the way you want.

James
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18 Oct 2010   #18
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post

can't see this helping as ever since i first bought the pc it always had this issue but since then i have even performed a clean install not too long ago,

could it be some sort of settings that could be out or something like that?
Not sure, but I'd tend to believe it is an unrully process or program. Not a showstopper, but annoying if it prevents you from working the way you want.

James

just cant think what process or program it might be though
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18 Oct 2010   #19
James Colbert

 
 

Another few ideas. Try turning off Aero Shake and then Aero Peek to see what happens:

Aero Shake - Enable or Disable

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off

Edit:

You might also try turning off Aero Glass altogether.

Other thoughts:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Also, check what's being run at startup via MSconfig and the Start Up folder in your start menu.

James
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18 Oct 2010   #20
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Another few ideas. Try turning off Aero Shake and then Aero Peek to see what happens:

Aero Shake - Enable or Disable

Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Just tried both of them but no different still the same issue
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