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Windows 7: My window minimizes on it's own

11 Feb 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Show desktop is all the way on the right, bottom, after the clock. Its a clear box, hardly noticeable.


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11 Feb 2010   #12
richc46

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Hi,

I'll be in a window, I use my mouse and then when I don't need the mouse anymore I set it aside and at times I lose my window. My window minimizes and hides until I grab the mouse and get it back.
You aren't setting the mouse aside and it's hovering on the 'show desktop' button perchance?
I don't have a show desktop button. I really miss that. I right click on the toolbar and select "show desk top"

This just happened again. This time I moved the mouse slightly to see where the cursor was. It was over my time and date.
Thats show the desktop
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11 Feb 2010   #13
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Type internet explorer, in search. When you see it just right click. You will see properties.
It says it's running in "normal window"
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11 Feb 2010   #14
richc46

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Type internet explorer, in search. When you see it just right click. You will see properties.
It says it's running in "normal window"
Change it to maximum
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11 Feb 2010   #15
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post


Thats show the desktop
OH!!! LOL... now that you said that.. I put the mouse aside of the time and date and see that little block and it goes to desktop. LoL ... thanks a lot Richard

Now to get myself out of the habit of moving the cursor there, which was never intentional.

Thank you!
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11 Feb 2010   #16
richc46

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Guess what, you paid for that.
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11 Feb 2010   #17
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help everyone
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12 Feb 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

lol, my name is not Richard - but glad you got the mystery solved
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12 Feb 2010   #19
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ah, sorry smartyeyeball hehe ... thanks.

Mystery solved ... yet I'm still moving the mouse away and it lands on that spot lol .... I JUST learned though, you can shut that option off when you right click on it. If I can't get into a new habit, I'll have to close that.
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