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  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    show window contents while dragging not saving

    I have a problem with the Visual Effects in Windows 8 and I hope you can help me.

    When i check "Show windows contents while dragging" and then press apply changes saved

    then after restarting computer settings returns back and the box is unchecked.

    I don't know whether this is caused by software conflicts or something else . Could you help me to solve this problem, please ? I thank you very much for your help .

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  2. #2

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    heyyy .... any help plzzzzzzzzzzzz
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mkassem,

    You might see if using the Find and Find Next feature in Registry Editor (regedit.exe) to search for all instances of the DragFullWindows string value to make sure that any found are set to 1, then restart the PC may help.

    Show Window Contents or Outline While Dragging - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this may help,
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  4. #4

    Posts : 6
    W8.1 Update 1 64-bit

    Hi all,

    I encounter the problem as well.

    Scanning the registry, I can find the following:
    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\D efaultApplied = 1
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\ CheckedValue = 1
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\ DefaultValue = 1
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\ UncheckedValue = 0
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\win.ini\Windows\DragFullWindows = "USR:Control Panel\Desktop"
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\Drag FullWindows\CheckedValue = 1
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\Drag FullWindows\DefaultValue = 1
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\Drag FullWindows\UncheckedValue = 0
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\win.ini\Windows\DragFullWindows = "USR:Control Panel\Desktop"
    - HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-640145101-3638596770-251754213-1001\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-640145101-3638596770-251754213-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\DefaultApplied = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-640145101-3638596770-251754213-1002\Control Panel\Desktop\DragFullWindows = 1
    - HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-640145101-3638596770-251754213-1002\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows\DefaultApplied = 1

    Furthermore, in Control Panel / System and Safety / System / Advanced System Parameters / Performance ("Parameters" button), I selected "Adjust to obtain best appearance", which results in ticking all checkboxes.

    However, repeatedly on each boot and even on each session restart, (except some rare "lucky" boots) the system "forgets" to take the "Show windows contents while dragging" option into account, though it is ticked. I have to select "Adjust to obtain best performance", then back "Adjust to obtain best appearance", then click either "Apply" or "OK" to have DragFullWindows actually working. I found no solution so far. Puzzling, isn't it?

    Thanks a lot to anybody having a solution
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  5. #5

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello BM57, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    As a test, create a new user account, sign in to it, and see how this setting works in the new account.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 6
    W8.1 Update 1 64-bit

    Hi Brink,

    I just create an account, checked the registry settings and advanced parameters as well. Unfortunately it doesn't work better. Even after restarting my PC, logging with the new account, I still have to change parameters back and forth as described above to have an effective DragFullWindows functionality

    Thanks anyway for your quick reply.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    In that case, see if turning off your sync settings will allow DragFullWindows to stay set how you like if that's what's changing it on you.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  8. #8

    Posts : 6
    W8.1 Update 1 64-bit

    My sync settings are off by default since I just reverted to a local account (like I had with Windows 8 before upgrading to 8.1). Therefore, I get a message so that some Windows functionalities are available only if I use a Microsoft account.

    However, the problem remains... I just rebooted in order to write on a factual basis.

    By the way I found helpful tips to revert to a local account via the appropriate Eight Forums topic: "Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8". Thanks!
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  9. #9

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    I must admit that I'm stumped as well. How long ago has this started?

    Are you joined to a domain?
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  10. #10

    Could it be something as simple as not pushing"OK", "Apply " is only per session setting and would return after restart.
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