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Notifications showing up in center of screen

I have a desktop computer hooked up to a monitor-- both are new. Windows 10 is fully updated.

When I restart the computer, sticky notes that had been along the edges end up toward the center of the screen. Notifications that should appear on the bottom right also appear towards the center of the screen.

Another issue, which may or may not be connected, is that after restarting my computer, while on lock screen, videos in chrome will start playing. These are videos I've finished-- tabs on Netflix and youtube-- that restart on their own before I even get into the desktop.

I've ran scans on Bitdefender and Malwarebytes, and no issues were found.

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My bet is Chrome is still running.

In reply to: Notifications showing up in center of screen

I'd do two things. Reset Chrome (how is on the web) and tell Chrome to stop running in the background.

Click on the Chrome menu (or press Alt+E)
Select Settings
Click on the link titled ‘Show advanced settings‘
Under the section headed ‘System‘ untick the box next to “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

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What about the sitcky notes moving?

In reply to: My bet is Chrome is still running.

Thanks-- I do have the chrome window still open-- does that matter?

What about the main issue of notifications and desktop sticky notes moving to the center of the screen? It's as if the resolution is being adjusted or something (but I haven't adjusted it).

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Let me write.

In reply to: What about the sitcky notes moving?

We fix what we can and hope for the best. The sticky notes could be odd hardware or driver issues. My thought is to stop Chrome first and hope that helps.

As to Chrome open, if it's open Chrome can do stuff such as play etc. Why is that a mystery?

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Adjusting sticky notes is a little annoying

In reply to: Let me write.

It's a mystery to me because it happens after the computer restarts, it's on the lock screen, the videos had already finished before the restart, and I've never seen this with any other computer.

My main issue is the notifications/sticky notes moving. I tried what you suggested for chrome and so far I haven't seen the videos playing by themselves, but this didn't fix the other issue. I don't think they're connected-- has nothing to do with chrome.

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I have a few more encounters with Chrome and it running.

In reply to: Adjusting sticky notes is a little annoying

Lock screen doesn't tell apps to stop. And I think you wrote the Stop Chome! helped on one item.

As to the sticky notes moving. is telling me sticky notes was buggy before. Since there are a few sticky note apps I can't do much research but know that Microsoft apps tend to be awful or break and good luck getting them to fix them.

Example: Email apps that came after Outlook Express. Folk ask me how to fix that and I write "Thunderbird." My long answer is that I can't count on Microsoft's free email apps to be stable or work right. So my lesson learned is to not count on them.

Edited for grammar.

Post was last edited on December 5, 2018 1:27 PM PST

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It's not just the sticky notes

In reply to: I have a few more encounters with Chrome and it running.

That would make sense, but it's also notifications doing the same thing-- all notification bubbles-- which wold normally be on the bottom right of the screen, appear in the center right where the sticky notes move to.

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Sorry for the grammar error. I fixed that now.

In reply to: It's not just the sticky notes

The notes and bubbles sounds to me like a Windows or driver issue. That one may have to be taken back to Microsoft.

I wrote but it was just a hint that I can't guess what sticky notes app you use. Doesn't matter since I was only writing about the Chrome issue. My reply was hoping that ending Chrome would stop Chrome playing while on the lock screen.

One of the recurring fixes to Windows issues is to turn it off and on again. Try turning off notifications on the lock screen, test and maybe turn it back on.


Post was last edited on December 7, 2018 9:08 AM PST

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