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Desktop Windows Acting like Metro Snap

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    windows 8

    Desktop Windows Acting like Metro Snap


    I need some help with my Windows 8 Desktop. Somehow I have changed something and now my desktop windows will not re-size or move. When I initially open a program or browser it opens fine in a small window somewhere on the screen. As soon as i grab the title bar 2 outlined windows appear on screen in Yellow and Red. When I let go of the title bar the program snaps to one of the two positions, when I try to move the window it just keeps snapping back.
    So the desktop programs now seem to be behaving as if they were Metro apps and displaying using Metro Snap. It is really bothersome.
    Anybody know how I can revert back to normal Desktop operation?

    Any insight would be appreciated.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I don't know what's happening, but I'd be inclined to do a system restore to, obviously, a point before the problem began.
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    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Anyone have this issue? As soon as I grab the title bar on a window I get two outlines on my screen, one yellow and one red, as soon as i let go of the mouse button, the window snaps to one of the outlines, i cant move it from there or re-size the window......
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is not any functionality that is provided by Windows. It must be something you have installed that is doing this. You should do a system restore.
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    windows 8


    Thanks Mystere. I did do a system restore (which I was only able to accomplish after booting in safe mode) and no longer have the problem.
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    Glad it worked.
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    windows 8


    Woops, sorry znod, I looked for you on a different forum, I signed up for too many win 8 forums to keep track. Thanks you you also!
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    You r very welcome.
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