1.    02 Jan 2016 #1
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    Pop-up windows do not align with the top left corner


    Hi,

    I've just noticed a feature which I don't think was present on Windows 7, but is on Windows 10.

    When a pop-up window is opened by an application the window is not aligned with the top left corner of the screen, it is slightly padded to the right. This seems to affect both pop-ups from browsers and from other applications (i.e Tkinter python frames).

    Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I have written a program that interacts with an application that creates these kinds of pop-ups and my program is expecting the windows to be about 7 pixels to the left of where they are appearing.... any ideas?

    This can be tested by turning off your ad blocker and going to http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest3.html.

    Thanks,
    Martin
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  2.    02 Jan 2016 #2
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    Arnold, MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinoater View Post
    Hi,

    I've just noticed a feature which I don't think was present on Windows 7, but is on Windows 10.

    When a pop-up window is opened by an application the window is not aligned with the top left corner of the screen, it is slightly padded to the right. This seems to affect both pop-ups from browsers and from other applications (i.e Tkinter python frames).

    Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I have written a program that interacts with an application that creates these kinds of pop-ups and my program is expecting the windows to be about 7 pixels to the left of where they are appearing.... any ideas?

    This can be tested by turning off your ad blocker and going to http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest3.html.

    Thanks,
    Martin
    Yes, it is a known nuisance. Just grab the title bar with left mouse button and snap it up.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    02 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply.

    Is there any word on this being changed? If not I guess I'll have to add the manual 7 or so pixel pad to my python code....
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  4.    02 Jan 2016 #4
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    Arnold, MD
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    Don't think it's a priority at MS. They may not even consider it a problem or nuisance. Better do what you have to do.... Tomcat.
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  5.    02 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thread Starter

    If this is the biggest pain I get going from 7 to 10 I can count myself lucky....
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  6.    02 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinoater View Post
    If this is the biggest pain I get going from 7 to 10 I can count myself lucky....
    Bingo!
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