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: Windows button does not minimize applications

02 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Windows button does not minimize applications

Hi Guys,

I formatted my PC recently. Installed Windows 7 (64 Bit).
Since then when I have a full screen application open like Dota2 and i press the Windows button the start menu and task bar comes up but the desktop does not. If I then click the show desktop button on the task bar the desktop shows, but as soon as i click another window like explorer or skype or task manager even the full screen application that I tried to minimize goes full screen again with the newly selected window on top of it. Basically what this means is I can never minimize any full screen applications.

This is driving me crazy. Can anyone please give me some help on how to fix this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 64 bit

Please guys any help would be appreciated..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows button does not minimize applications

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Minimize & Maximize button problem - overlapping
This is a problem that occurs with any theme I try - the normal windows maximize, minimize, close overlap the custom ones. Screenshot by Lightshot ( The pictured theme is Placebo Pure Morning. )
How to edit minimize maximize close button ?
what i mean is ths shape of "_" "口" "X",not the border box 。 like this
Minimize button Is too big.
Hello there my minimize button and stuff are too big, I've changed to zoom thingy to 100% when I log off and log back on, It's small like a normal windows 7 has. But then If I restart It goes big again. How do I permanently make It small? Here's a screenshot;
General Discussion
Restore and Minimize button color
Is there a way to change the color hot-track effect?
Minimize all windows button.
Seriously, why did they not bring back that button? I found a way to fix one myself somewhere but something was wrong with it...I think I had to do it again every time I restarted my computer or something. Is there a fix or something?
General Discussion

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 00:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+