Windows 10: Windows 10 App window won't reduce by dragging.

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       24 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows 10 App window won't reduce by dragging.


    On my Windows 10 machine, I just ran an app which somehow caused the window toget larger than I want. I tried dragging the sides to shrink the window, but the double-headed arrow wouldn't "grap" the side, so when I dragged the arrow, the side wouldn't follow. This happened out of nowhere, and I'm not sure what happened or how to fix it. I'm also worried that this "bad habit" might spread to other apps (like Firefox). How do I make the window smaller? (Note: this occurs in"reduced-size" mode, not full screen.)
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       24 Dec 2016 #2

    RogerBlair said: View Post
    On my Windows 10 machine, I just ran an app which somehow caused the window toget larger than I want. I tried dragging the sides to shrink the window, but the double-headed arrow wouldn't "grap" the side, so when I dragged the arrow, the side wouldn't follow. This happened out of nowhere, and I'm not sure what happened or how to fix it. I'm also worried that this "bad habit" might spread to other apps (like Firefox). How do I make the window smaller? (Note: this occurs in"reduced-size" mode, not full screen.)
    Hello, Roger. Welcome to Windows Ten Forums.

    How long has this been happening? Have you rebooted the machine?
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       24 Dec 2016 #3

    It just started this morning; no I haven'[t rebooted yet, but will this afternoon
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  4. HippsieGypsie's Avatar
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       24 Dec 2016 #4

    RogerBlair said: View Post
    It just started this morning; no I haven'[t rebooted yet, but will this afternoon
    Ok. Can you reboot now to see if that resolves it? It only takes a minute.

    Also, have you installed any programs recently before this happened?
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  5. Posts : 2,939
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Dec 2016 #5

    Is it possible your Notebook/Laptop has changed to Tablet mode? Check the Notification button on the Notification Area, right-side of the clock. I noticed that on one of my Touchscreen Notebooks.
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  6. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       24 Dec 2016 #6

    Berton said: View Post
    Is it possible your Notebook/Laptop has changed to Tablet mode? Check the Notification button on the Notification Area, right-side of the clock. I noticed that on one of my Touchscreen Notebooks.
    I just rebooted--no difference. Also, the machine is not in Tablet Mode. and I haven't installed anything.
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  7. HippsieGypsie's Avatar
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       24 Dec 2016 #7

    RogerBlair said: View Post
    I just rebooted--no difference. Also, the machine is not in Tablet Mode. and I haven't installed anything.
    Obviously something got damaged. You may want to try these:

    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    If those don't work, try this:

    System Restore Windows 10

    Or if worse comes to worse this:

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       25 Dec 2016 #8

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Obviously something got damaged. You may want to try these:

    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image

    ttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-sfc-command-run-windows-10-a.html

    If those don't work, try this:

    System Restore Windows 10

    Or if worse comes to worse this:

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    I tried the "Dynamic Duo" (DISM and sfc), but no change. One observation: when I start the program (MalwareBytes) it opens in its normal size; when I maximize it and reduce it again, it falls into the situation I described. Does that suggest anything to you?
    Last edited by RogerBlair; 26 Dec 2016 at 12:54.
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  9. HippsieGypsie's Avatar
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       26 Dec 2016 #9

    RogerBlair said: View Post
    I tried the "Dynamic Duo" (DISM and sfc), but no change. One observation: when I start the program (MalwareBytes) it opens in its normal size; when I maximize it and reduce it again, it falls into the situation I described. Does that suggest anything to you?
    Sorry for the delay. Christmas-busy yesterday.

    Did you run sfc at least 3 times as the tutorial says?

    I'm at a loss and thinking it may be your video driver? Has that updated lately? Is it up to date?

    There is one Registry modification I saw that may help. I'll have to search for that again.
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  10. HippsieGypsie's Avatar
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    Tower: W8.1 Pro; Windows Phone 8
       26 Dec 2016 #10

    @RogerBlair

    Does holding Windows Key + Down Arrow key or any arrow key work by any chance? We'll see if the keyboard shortcuts work at least.
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