Window That Opens From App too big (vertically) For Screen ?

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    Window That Opens From App too big (vertically) For Screen ?


    Always something aggravating: (W10)

    Any help with this would be appreciated.

    Have an App I open.
    Can drag the top or bottom to make the vertical dim's that show up on the screen different. Fine.

    But if I open a window on the App, what opens up takes the full screen in the vertical dimension.
    The last line of which is covered by the Taskbar.

    I can drag the top edge down, but I can't grab the bottom edge (to move upwards)
    as it seems to remain hidden irrespective of whatever I do.

    So, I moved the task bar to the edge, vertical, but apparently this doesn't help.

    Any thoughts on how to see the bottom 10 or 15 % of the window that opens from the App ?
    Or, how to resize just the window that opens up from the App ? (the App dims itself are just fine)

    Tried the Windows Magnifier, but this won't do it.

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  2. Posts : 34,962
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, sometimes a simple free utility like Altmove, Altdrag or WindowsManipulator can help with awkward partly off-screen windows.

    E.g ALT + rt click in the window + drag to resize the window. (Depends on program and its configuration).
    Other options include ALT plus click and drag anywhere in the window to move the window.

    Some windows do not respond to this.

    There are some simple tools for resizing 'unresizable' windows: (2 pages)
    5 Tools to Resize an Unresizable Window or Set to a Defined Size • Raymond.CC

    You can even write a couple of lines in Autohotkey (free scripting language) which can resize a window.

    Sometimes this sort of problem is related to display scaling, where the program has not been written so as to respond appropriately to the scaling set.
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  3. Posts : 267
    Thread Starter

    From OP:


    Thank you very much.

    Very appreciated. Great "stuff".

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  4. Posts : 221
    Windows 10 Home

    This is most likely due to your resolution being to Low right?
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  5. Posts : 34,962
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    This reminded me of one such- File Metatdata's configuration window. When launched it's elther too large vertically for my laptop screen, or, at present, the titlebar is off screen.

    I wrote a small Autohotkey script (3 or 4 lines) which
    a. Launches it
    b. Maximises the window

    I compiled that (one rt click), created a shortcut to that which I put in my start menu. It now behaves itself.
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