What is causing my windows to be resized ?


  1. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #1

    What is causing my windows to be resized ?


    This seems to only happen on my WIN 10 Pro system (Its only 2 months old). I have never seen this happen on my WIN 10 Home system. It seems to occur when I have a sized window and I minimize it. After a period of time not using that window, it gets re-sized ! I've been looking for an answer for the last 2 months, but have not found a solution.

    Here is a B4 & After pic of my desktop of Windows File Explorer. Anybody have any Idea's what setting needs to be fixed ?
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  2. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    That's strange! Try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt. Is there anything in the error log which gives any clues? You could also try updating to the latest graphics driver.
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  3. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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       #3

    Sfc comes back clean "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". I'll do some checking on the drivers. Basically, this was a clean install, with new hardware however the graphics card was used previously in the old Windows 7 system.

    UPDATE: Windows did find a new driver. I will be monitoring.
    Last edited by storageman; 30 Aug 2016 at 14:42.
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  4. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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       #4

    Well no joy here ! Checked the explorer window after 1 hr, is was fine. Checked at 2hrs, it got minimized into that small window in my initial post. So drivers are not the problem.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #5

    I don't think it should be an issue, but have you looked at the following parameter (translated from French):
    PC Settings –> System –> Mutitasking –> Automatically arrange windows by moving them to the screen corners or borders.

    It is an option that I always leave unchecked because I despise this automatic rearranging. But I wonder if the option is checked and your window is almost in the corner, could slight jerks rearrange it and therefore resize it?
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  6. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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       #6

    mgagnonlv said:
    I don't think it should be an issue, but have you looked at the following parameter (translated from French):
    PC Settings –> System –> Mutitasking –> Automatically arrange windows by moving them to the screen corners or borders.

    It is an option that I always leave unchecked because I despise this automatic rearranging. But I wonder if the option is checked and your window is almost in the corner, could slight jerks rearrange it and therefore resize it?
    Good point, just checked and it is set to OFF.
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  7. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    Well 2 weeks and still no further suggestions. But I did a test where I left several windows open on the desktop (I did not minimize them). I came back after 2 hours, the screen saver was activated and when I move the cursor, the desktop came back and the 2 windows that were just left open were now crunched on top of each other in the upper left of the desktop.

    I tried the same procedure on my laptop (Which I have never seen this problem) and all windows remained the same after 2 hours.

    The laptop is a HOME 64k version vs the Pro version. I matched and checked each setting between the 2 systems and they are the same with the exception of the extra ones that are available in the Pro version.

    Some body else has to also have this problem.
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  8. Posts : 6
    win 10 pro
       #8

    iv seen this issue when the screens go to sleep (powersave) and the system loses connection with the screen itself and then moves windows around to either monitors that it still sees or to the base screen size of 800 x 600 i think, not sure if related but it might be a place to start looking.
    the screens being scrunched smaller makes me think the base screen size thing as it has to make the windows small enough to fit on the tiny screen and then when it wakes up and sees the larger screen it leaves the windows in smaller form .
    why?
    good question but thats where id start...
    good luck and i hope it helps.
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  9. NMI
    Posts : 947
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #9

    I agree with @vagrant tech; that is most likely what is happening. So check larger monitor power saving settings.
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