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These solutions will probably fix the immediate problem of being able to resize the window, however when the full screen mode is re entered you will be faced with the same problem again, It sounds like this problem may be occuring due to an incorrect display resolution. Check the Display resolution for both your monitor and please be aware there are seperate display resolution settings within media centre, when you make the inital display resolution settings, make sure theat media centre is in full screen mode on your preffered monitor,
I personally feel that the "new" labelless icons are disgusting and the lack of text makes identification slow.
Setting the taskbar options to either "combine when full" or "never combine" can solve the problem.
If it recurs often, as do one of my programs since installing Windows 7, then there's a freeware program that may help: Shove-it. (www.phord.com)
This program makes it impossible to move a window off-screen.
There is a much easier method in Windows 7. Give the window focus, by clicking on it in the Task Bar, and then press Windows Key + Right Arrow. That will snap the window to the right side of the screen.
The Windows 7 trick of Windows Key + Right Arrow key does not always work. One way to get the old (XP, Vista behavoir) is to hold down the shift key whilst right mouse clicking. Check it out.
one thing related to this that might help.
I used the trick to shift+right click and then get the move cursor, but the window I wanted to move was completely off screen, and the move cursor would disappear. INSTEAD OF USING THE MOUSE WHEN YOU GET THE MOVE CURSOR, USE THE ARROW KEYS IN THE DIRECTION YOU WANT.
All good suggestions, the only thing I can add, is that after you have clicked "move" you only have to tap an arrow key (say left for example) to "bind" the mouse to the movement of the window, then you can move the mouse to reposition with window without having to move it entirely with the keyboard.
Windows 7 does not always like the shift-right click to activate a move, I usually change the display properties to a smaller view setting, select the item that is newly visible, then change the display back to your liking.
Windows Key + Right Arrow. thing worked then I had to go to display settings and change monitor settings . Windows are back .In Windows 7 To change display settings go to control panel and click the display icon . then on the left change display settings choose display # 1 and save settings . Everthing should be back to normal.
thank you for the write up. MS yet managed to take something super simple and make a mess out of it. Such a stupid design.
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