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Windows 7: Can't open minimized windows on desktop

05 Aug 2013   #1
Danny1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't open minimized windows on desktop

Whenever I hover over an application to reopen it, the preview flickers and disappears and I am unable to reopen it unless I click on Cascade Windows or one of those other options. Any ideas?


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05 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Danny,

You might check to see if the window may be offscreen. If so, then you could drag it back onscreen.

Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Aug 2013   #3
Danny1

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

I'm on dual monitors and I am attempting to reopen windows on the main display, where the taskbar is located.
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06 Aug 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you check to see if the windows were offscreen?
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06 Aug 2013   #5
Danny1

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

The windows are not offscreen. After minimizing them, they will not reopen without choosing Cascade Windows, Show Windows Stacked or Side By Side because the taskbar preview flashes.
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06 Aug 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. If this only started recently, then you could see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started may be able to help.
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