1.    11 Apr 2016 #1
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    Weird Windows Snap Overlay


    So my laptop has done this weird thing ever since I got it. Whenever I drag a window, this pops up:

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    It did it when I was using it before and after I reinstalled windows, and I haven't seen it on any other computer, Windows 10 or no. What is this and how can I get rid of it?
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #2
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    I'm guessing this is just an illustration on how you can sort/place your windows ?
    Are your in tablet-mode perhaps?
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztemp View Post
    I'm guessing this is just an illustration on how you can sort/place your windows ?
    Are your in tablet-mode perhaps?
    Idk, I have two computers with Windows 10 on them and never seen this before. And nope, not in tablet mode
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  4.    11 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by shulk View Post
    Whenever I drag a window, this pops up: [...] What is this and how can I get rid of it?
    Would you please meaningfully explain what exactly you are reffering to? What is "this" that "pops up"?

    Are you talking about the Evernote window with some musings on Government, Islam and Christianity addressed to some guy named "Doug"? If this Evernote window pops up every time you drag a window, ten you definitely have some sort of malware on your computer.

    If you are referring to the gray "layout" overlay in the upper left corner of the screen, then this might be some kind of "GUI enhancement" window manager utility installed by your laptop vendor. Check your startups or your Task Manager for running processes, and you'll figure out what's doing this.
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  5.    11 Apr 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
    Would you please meaningfully explain what exactly you are reffering to? What is "this" that "pops up"?

    Are you talking about the Evernote window with some musings on Government, Islam and Christianity addressed to some guy named "Doug"? If this Evernote window pops up every time you drag a window, ten you definitely have some sort of malware on your computer.

    If you are referring to the gray "layout" overlay in the upper left corner of the screen, then this might be some kind of "GUI enhancement" window manager utility installed by your laptop vendor. Check your startups or your Task Manager for running processes, and you'll figure out what's doing this.
    Hahaha sorry, I was referring to the gray layout overlay. I checked my startup folder and it only has programs I enabled. Same with task manager, nothing I don't recognize, and/or didn't install myself.

    Like I said, I preformed a totally clean installation of windows and this thing was here from the get go.
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  6.    11 Apr 2016 #6
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    If I'm not mistaken, those 'tips' will go away after a few times using a feature, but,
    you could try turning off "Show me Windows tips" in 'Notifications and Actions'
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  7.    30 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by shulk View Post
    So my laptop has done this weird thing ever since I got it. Whenever I drag a window, this pops up:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wierd windows snap.png 
Views:	24 
Size:	192.9 KB 
ID:	74274

    It did it when I was using it before and after I reinstalled windows, and I haven't seen it on any other computer, Windows 10 or no. What is this and how can I get rid of it?
    So I made an account here JUST to post on this thread with the hopes that some poor sucker out there sees this and what I am about to say helps them...

    This was driving me f*cking crazy. I just spent like 3 hours trying to figure this out. I found a couple promising posts that mentioned it was a setting in Dell PremierColor, but I dont have that installed.

    However, I just figured out what it was on my machine... MSI TrueColor!!! If you have this, go to Tools, and click on Desktop Parition. You can turn this completely useless and annoying "feature" off by unchecking the box.

    Wow... holy crap... that was an ordeal.

    Anyway, I hope I helped someone.
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  8.    06 Oct 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plavalaguna View Post
    So I made an account here JUST to post on this thread with the hopes that some poor sucker out there sees this and what I am about to say helps them...
    Oh man! You sure did help! I've been super annoyed with this "feature" and your solution saved me!! Thanks!!!
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  9.    28 Mar 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plavalaguna View Post
    So I made an account here JUST to post on this thread with the hopes that some poor sucker out there sees this and what I am about to say helps them...
    .....
    Anyway, I hope I helped someone.
    Wow.... I can't believe how much that was driving me nuts. Happened on your post and it saved the day.
    Thanks!!!!!!!
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