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Window Drag Has Gone

  1. #1


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Window Drag Has Gone


    When I drag a Window I cant see it, it just kinda disappears with a negative box in the background. I was just wondering why this is, it used to be fine. Did I change a setting? Anyway the pic shows the box when I drag and when I let go the windows snaps to the box.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Hmm, that's an old option. Check the system control panel, advanced system settings then performance. Look for an item Show window contents while dragging or something like that and make sure it is checked.
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  3. #3


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Thanks bro. That has been driving me crazy, It was the 'Show windows contents while dragging' option.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Originally that was put in for computers with REALLY non-existent graphics cards. It dates back to Windows 3.0 I believe Or possibly 3.0 was frame dragging only and the option came in in windows 95. DOn;t remember for sure.

    There is nothing that can't handle showing window contents while dragging these days though, surprised that option is even there any more!
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    That thing is a keeper (it's always on here also). Weird that it was automatically turned off.

    Transparency is also on that list. What I remember here is that I turned transparency off for my new theme and after one hour of computer in sleep mode, the transparency was back on. I reapplied the theme and all was back to normal.

    So I guess that sometimes the settings change during sleep mode but is odd to see that happen.
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  6. #6


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    I recently installed Easeus Partition Master and it seem every time I start the program it turns off the option. Although it doesn't actually untick the option 'Show windows contents while dragging' it does disable it. I just have to untick and retick and it is back to normal.
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