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  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Window opens below screen


    This started happening just recently & I think it was after a Windows update.

    Every time I want to copy or move a file using the select location link, the copy/move window that opens is always below the task bar (or below the screen if I have task bar set to auto hide). In either case I cannot click the move or copy button before first moving the window up. It may seem like a small thing but I do this operation a lot & it is very annoying having to do that extra step.

    Does anyone have a fix?

    Thanks
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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Scude, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I suppose that you could copy a very large file (ex: ISO) or several files at once to say your desktop so that the dialog window will show long enough to drag it back on-screen.

    Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the reply Shawn, but I suppose I wasn't clear in describing the problem.

    I can move the window easily enough by dragging it. But I have to do that EVERY time. It always defaults to that position below the screen. I was hoping for a solution that would set the default position so I would not have to drag it every time. As I said I need to do this often. When you're doing this several times an hour it can become very tedious having to always drag the window into position just so I can access the button.

    Pete
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Pete,

    In that case, see if resetting all of your folder views back to default may help.

    Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks again Shawn but no luck. I tried first doing it on my own in options & when that didn't make any difference I tried your batch file with same results.

    Pete
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  6. #6


    Try setting your screen resolution to a lower setting temporarily.
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Pete,

    See if moving the dialog where you want it, then close the window may have it open in the same position next time.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks to all for the responses.

    I Tried setting screen resolution lower temporarily. No difference. And as I said it always defaults to same position next time even when I move it each time.

    It seems like this has everyone stumped.

    Cheers
    Pete
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  9. #9


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    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    "Ctrl + Close" or CCleaner


    In the "old days" couldn't you hold the "Ctrl" button and then click the close window button, to make Windows remember the program window's size and position?

    CCleaner has on option called "Window Size/Location Cache".
    It implies that there is a file that remembers that data (or a key in the Registry) but I don't know where it is.

    You could install CCleaner and try cleaning that cache.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 14 Oct 2013 at 08:28.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    In the "old days" couldn't you hold the "Ctrl" button and then click the close window button, to make Windows remember the program window's size and position?

    CCleaner has on option called "Window Size/Location Cache".
    It implies that there is a file that remembers that data(or a key in the Registry) but I don't know where it is.

    You could install CCleaner and try cleaning that cache.
    These didn't make any difference either.

    Thanks. For now I suppose I'll have to live with it
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