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windows, pop ups open on left hand side of screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by joshnz, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. joshnz

    joshnz Guest

    Hi there,

    I am having some annoying problems with Vista x86. Whenever I open a
    window in Windows Live Messenger they open all the way on the left side
    of the screen. Even when I close it in the centre. I do not think it's a
    problem with Messenger as all windows in Vista open in the left hand
    side for me like when I edit "Taskbar and Start Menu properties",
    "Adjust windows time". All pop ups in explorer also open all the way in
    the left hand side. It seems that somehow the alignment has shifted to
    the left hand side. Can someone please help me as I would like to have
    them open in the centre rather than the left.

    Thanks.


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    joshnz
     
  2. R. C. White

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, joshnz.

    What is your screen resolution? Maybe those windows "think" they are in the
    center.

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "joshnz" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:87e2fdcf27317ad98c29137fce9f9060@nntp-gateway.com...<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Hi there,
    >
    > I am having some annoying problems with Vista x86. Whenever I open a
    > window in Windows Live Messenger they open all the way on the left side
    > of the screen. Even when I close it in the centre. I do not think it's a
    > problem with Messenger as all windows in Vista open in the left hand
    > side for me like when I edit "Taskbar and Start Menu properties",
    > "Adjust windows time". All pop ups in explorer also open all the way in
    > the left hand side. It seems that somehow the alignment has shifted to
    > the left hand side. Can someone please help me as I would like to have
    > them open in the centre rather than the left.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > joshnz <!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Guest

    On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 01:27:50 -0500, joshnz <guest@unknown-email.com>
    wrote:
    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    >Hi there,
    >
    >I am having some annoying problems with Vista x86. Whenever I open a
    >window in Windows Live Messenger they open all the way on the left side
    >of the screen. Even when I close it in the centre. I do not think it's a
    >problem with Messenger as all windows in Vista open in the left hand
    >side for me like when I edit "Taskbar and Start Menu properties",
    >"Adjust windows time". All pop ups in explorer also open all the way in
    >the left hand side. It seems that somehow the alignment has shifted to
    >the left hand side. Can someone please help me as I would like to have
    >them open in the centre rather than the left.
    >
    >Thanks.<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->

    From vistanews.com

    Aero also gets some new Aero features that sound a little like a
    cereal ad: Snap, Shake and Peek. Aero snap is pretty cool; it allows
    you to drag a window to the right or left edge of the screen, and that
    window will automatically resize to fill exactly half the screen. Then
    you can drag another window to the opposite side, and have a nice
    side-by-side view of both windows. Unfortunately, this doesn't work
    quite as well if you have multiple monitors. On my three monitor
    setup, I can't "snap" a window to the "inner" side of a monitor - the
    three monitors are treated as one big one, sort of. That is, windows
    will only snap to the far left and far right, but each still only
    fills half the screen of its respective monitor, not half the total
    screen real estate. Snap also allows you to maximize a window by
    dragging it to the top of a monitor (it maximizes to fill that monitor
    only). I find this surprisingly useful. At first glance, I wondered
    why you would need this when you could just click the Maximize button,
    but dragging is (for me, at least) a quicker and more natural way to
    maximize windows. On the other hand, until you get used to it, you may
    find yourself maximizing and snapping windows when you didn't intend
    to.
     
  4. joshnz

    joshnz Guest

    Screen resolution is 1280x800. Funny thing is that this problem was not
    happening 2 weeks ago. I do not know what has changed between then and
    now. I have absolutely changed nothing.

    Every window seems to be hugging the left hand side and opening there.
    Even the UAC confirmation is over on the left hand side now. I really do
    not know why it's doing that.

    Thanks for your reply.


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    joshnz
     

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