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windows on my desktop keep disappearing.

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    windows on my desktop keep disappearing.


    I dont know how to fix it but when i click on something on my desktop it will disappear and have to minimize the other apps to get it to stay open and task bar does the same thing.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You'll have to clarify what your doing a little more. Metro apps will open full screen and cover the taskbar, that is normal. By normal I mean by design. Are you clicking Icons/shortcuts on your desktop or Tiles on the start Menu?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    yes im using desktop apps not metro apps.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, so when you launch another program it launches minimized instead of full screen? Check the shortcut properties and see what's set for Run. The default should be Normal Window. The other options are Minimized and Maximized. Setting it to maximized should open it full screen.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    well when i open a program it should open on top of other programs, not open up and then go in the back. do u understand? lol
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    and as soon as i click on the program in the task bar to bring it back up and i go to move my mouse to the program its goes away
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, is this something that just started recently? Have you installed any new software around the time this started?
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