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keyboard window resize snap

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    keyboard button: window resize snap


    All in all, my Winbook is a great deal for the money. I just have a little problem.

    There is at the top of my touch-screen on-screen keyboard a button that when pressed- always accidentally in my case, makes all the windows to move / resize to the top half of the screen.

    I can see how some might like this feature. But for me, the window resize feature is always accidentally activated.

    Is there a way to disable this button? It wouldn't be a big deal, except that ALL the windows are resized.... and continue to be resized for a while.... when new windows of the apps are created. It is a bit annoying to me.

    Using Win 8.1.
    Last edited by dperecky; 06 Mar 2015 at 12:36.

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    I'm realizing now that this 'resize snap' thing is worse than thought of originally.

    I'm seeing once in a while all of my desktop icons bunched up into the top half of the desktop. Don't know for sure, but suspecting that they are being moved by the same process....
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    Omg I have the same problem too! It's super annoying and if you disable the snap feature, you'll end up constantly moving the windows to see what you're typing.
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    yes. with a smallish tablet, it seems to be more of a problem. as the on-screen keyboard buttons are proportionally smaller. i posted this originally when using a 8" screen tablet.

    the temporary workaround, for me, is to switch to a bigger tablet. On a 10.9" at present, and finding the on-screen keyboard a lot easier to use.

    i hope MS comes up with a better long-term solution though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dperecky View Post
    yes. with a smallish tablet, it seems to be more of a problem. as the on-screen keyboard buttons are proportionally smaller. i posted this originally when using a 8" screen tablet.

    the temporary workaround, for me, is to switch to a bigger tablet. On a 10.9" at present, and finding the on-screen keyboard a lot easier to use.

    i hope MS comes up with a better long-term solution though.

    Of course the window resize is a problem... by pressing the button on the keyboard next to the 'X' at the top-right, ALL the windows are resized. Overkill much?

    Possibly a solution is to use a keyboard key remap program- to disable the key.

    Does anyone know if Sharpkeys or Keytweak have the functionality to work with on-screen keyboards? Sharpkeys and Keytweak-For the on-screen tablet keyboard?

    Nobody but one other person has the same problem with the on-screen keyboard? I find that a bit peculiar... Or I'm peculiar? Which one is it?

    It seems like things have changed in this forum, and a general malaise set in. Not many are getting their questions answered, including me.
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