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Program's window won't hold its resize

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    Program's window won't hold its resize


    I use the audio program Linn Kazoo. When I first installed it several weeks ago, its window opened a normal size, but since an uninstall/reinstall for unrelated reasons - now three times - that's no longer been the case. Kazoo's window now always opens wide and off the bottom of the screen, down through the bottom taskbar. See the screenshot. The way I adjust window size permanently in Windows is to hold the Cntl key while resizing, but unlike other programs, such as Opera browser last night, Kazoo refuses to hold the resize on the next open or the next computer session. I've run Yamicsoft Win 8 Mgr and scannow but that didn't help. I posted the problem on the Linn forum, but someone else with the same size monitor - 1920x1200 - hasn't seen this. This is Windows 8.1 Pro x64, dpi=115%. Any ideas? Thanks,


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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Try holding the Shift key while resizing.

    Also you can set the size and position, then save it as a custom size. You can hit a hotkey to set size and position using my MoveIt freeware. Unfortunately it only has single monitor support as that's all I have to test with. You may download from
    Miles Ahead's Windows Downloads

    Note on Windows 8, you probably need to run MoveIt As Administrator. Documentation is in About Box and Readme.txt.

    Edit: ( See hotkey z for setting a custom size and position for one of the hotkeys )
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    Thanks. Holding Shift doesn't work, I had already tried it. I'm having a hard time with MoveIt. It's having no effect on Kazoo but resizing this window as I type. I don't normally use hot keys other than a few standard Windows' ones, so probably don't quite get it. Also, I don't have a Win key (IBM model M keyboard).
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    Did you run MoveIt as administrator? In W8 it seems to need that.

    The fastest thing to try is put the mouse on the caption bar of Linn Kazoo window, hold down the middle mouse button, press the 'c' key. It should take up most of the screen and be above the Taskbar. If the Taskbar is set to AutoHide then the system does not give work area info. The work area is reported the same numbers as the screen res. Try it with AutoHide disabled.

    If it does resize when you press 'c' then size the window with the mouse, middle mouse hold on caption bar and press 'z' key. An input box will open. Press the 'c' key and click OK. Now when you hotkey 'c' using the middle mouse as before, it should size and position as you set it with the mouse.

    Edit: If it does "resize as you type" then I suspect you have some malware on your system. In that case I would start with a full scan using MBAM

    The free version of MBAM is fine for scanning.
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    Thanks for those instructions. The good news is it works, the bad is that I still haven't figured out why Kazoo isn't responding to the normal Windows sizing commands. With MoveIt, I also found something else: it works as long as I start MoveIt manually, but not if the program is put in the startup folder and thus started at boot up.
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    Thanks for the instructions. The good news is that MoveIt works per your instructions, the bad is that I still don't know why Windows resizing method isn't. In addition, something I noticed about MoveIt is that it only works manually, i.e., it doesn't respond if run at computer startup (from the startup folder).
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    I know. Windows won't let a program Run As Administrator autostart unless it runs as a service or is started using Task Scheduler. I hate scheduled tasks. But here's a tutorial how to set up any program using it:

    Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On - Windows 7 Help Forums

    What i do is use a macro to click a shortcut that runs all my stuff that has to be run as admin. But if the Start Page flyout is over the desktop like when I click for WiFi hotspots, it doesn't work. I see WizMouse sets up task scheduler to get around it. Maybe I can ask the programmer for his code that does it.
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    While working on the problem you might find a more automatic work-around using WinSize2

    If it needs run as admin on W8 I do not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I know. Windows won't let a program Run As Administrator autostart unless it runs as a service or is started using Task Scheduler. I hate scheduled tasks. But here's a tutorial how to set up any program using it:
    Won't it run at start up if you create an icon for the program and place it in
    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    That's how I'm running System Transparency from Prisoner. For the settings he has an .ini configuration file, that places itself in Documents, but you could also place it in App Data like most software Devs do to make sure the user doesn't accidently ruin it if it's not to be used by him.
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    It will try to run but Windows will not allow it. That's why Brink has the tutorial to create a scheduled task and the author of WizMouse creates a scheduled task to autostart the utility when it must be run as administrator.

    I also tried using the Run registry key. No dice. Of course if it is not run as administrator it starts without a problem. On W7 and earlier it does not need to run as admin to work.

    Edit: The only utility I saw to auto start run as admin programs without using task scheduler relaunches itself requesting debug privileges, then it launches the run as startups. I got funky errors no doubt due to the debug privileges.
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