Has anyone seen this behavior when dragging windows on the desktop Solved


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
       27 Apr 2018 #1

    Has anyone seen this behavior when dragging windows on the desktop


    Hi everyone,

    I have recently purchased a new laptop that came with Windows 10 home edition. During the initial boot of the system the Windows 10 Fall Creators update was installed. Now when dragging windows on the desktop an additional window appears. In the following image you will see an illustration of this behavior (the extra window is encircled with a red line):

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    This behavior seems to be an extention to the standard Windows snap assist functions, but I have never seen this on other Windows 10 systems! Problem with this behavior is that if one releases the mouse button when dragging a window on the desktop within this extra window the dragged window is resized instead of being moved. Has anyone else seen this behavior? Is this new in Windows 10 or does this feature come from another source?

    For extra information you will find the Windows version that is currenly installed on my system in the following image:

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Kind regards

    Kin Shing TCHANG
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  2.    27 Apr 2018 #2

    Check your updates....the latest version is 1709 OS build 16299.402

    Cumulative Update KB4093105 Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299.402 - Apr. 23 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,538
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Apr 2018 #3

    Welcome to TenForums @KS Tchang

    KS Tchang said: View Post
    I have recently purchased a new laptop...
    It's a Dell, isn't it?

    ....Now when dragging windows on the desktop an additional window appears.
    It's Dell's own app. See this thread for how to turn it off...

    Run the "Dell PremierColor" app. Click "Advanced" in the upper right. Then on the left panel, click "Display Splitter". Unckeck the "Display Splitter on" box.
    https://www.dell.com/community/Windows-10/New-XPS15-how-to-turn-off-awful-window-snap-menu/td-p/4717100

    Apparently no one likes it much, but Dell persists in putting it on all their machines...

    I just got a new Dell SPX 15 with Win 10. I'm liking it so far, but when one thing bothers me and I can't figure out how to turn it off....
    virtual desktop question
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2018 #4

    Hi Bree,

    Thanks for your reply. No, it's not a Dell, but a MSI laptop (GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro). Nonetheless you pointed me in the right direction. MSI has a simular software 'MSI True Color' tool. In this tool you have to click on 'Show settings', then on 'Tools' tab and then select 'Desktop partition'. In this screen you can turn off Desktop partition. Now the behavior is normal when dragging windows on the desktop!

    I would never have thought of looking into this software for the solution without your tip! I thought that this tool only influenced the color profiles for the monitors. Thanks again for your assistance.

    Kind regards
    Kin Shing TCHANG
    Bree said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums @KS Tchang
    It's a Dell, isn't it?



    It's Dell's own app. See this thread for how to turn it off...


    https://www.dell.com/community/Windows-10/New-XPS15-how-to-turn-off-awful-window-snap-menu/td-p/4717100

    Apparently no one likes it much, but Dell persists in putting it on all their machines...


    virtual desktop question
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,538
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Apr 2018 #5

    Glad I could help.
    .
    And thank you for adding the MSI instructions so that others can benefit.
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2018 #6

    You're welcome, Bree!

    Kind regards

    Kin Shing (aka Dave)

    Bree said: View Post
    Glad I could help.
    .
    And thank you for adding the MSI instructions so that others can benefit.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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