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window minimizes but remains on screen

by airhud86 / May 12, 2009 6:04 AM PDT

I have a user who clicks the minimize button and the shadow follows it down to the taskbar but the window remains on the screen but not active. It does this for all apps. I have already run a repair, not sure what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: minimize doesn't minimize
by Kees Bakker / May 12, 2009 6:13 AM PDT

If repair doesn't help, I'd do a clean install of the OS. There's no reason yet why it shouldn't work.


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Re: minimize doesn't minimize
by airhud86 / May 12, 2009 6:23 AM PDT

Im trying to avoid a fresh install. This is for a bank and it's a huge pain in the ***.

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If it's business (nd banks aren't small) ...
by Kees Bakker / May 12, 2009 7:55 AM PDT

and the IT organization has no procedure to do things like fresh installs, restore of standard images and handing out spare machines from stock, better tell everybody what bank it is, so we can retrieve our money while they still exist.

Or tell them to find a new and more capable IT or IT support organization staff than they currently have.

Sorry to be harsh. If you feel offended, please find and use the 'report offensive post' link.


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Not the problem
by airhud86 / May 12, 2009 8:20 AM PDT

It's not the fact that it's hard, it's the paperwork I don't want to fill out.

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You may want to disable some of the new interface
by Cursorcowboy / May 13, 2009 12:28 AM PDT

components to see if there are any improvement in the computer's "performance" (click to see an example screenshot). Enabling or disabling these components can significantly hinder or enhance performance depending on the hardware specifications, [Q288186].

Portions of the New Interface are:

Animate Windows when minimizing and maximizing
Draw gradient in Windows captions
Enable per-folder type watermarks

"Fade" (click to see an example screenshot) in taskbar
Fade out menu items after invocation
Fade/ slide menu items into view
, [Q819946]
Fade/ slide taskbar items into view
Hot-track menu items and other elements
Show alpha blended selection rectangle
Show shadows under menus
Show shadows under mouse pointer
Show window contents while dragging
Slide icons over background images in folders
Slide open combo boxes
Slide taskbar buttons
Smooth edges of screen fonts
Smooth-scroll list boxes
Use drop shadows for icon labels on the Desktop
Use visual styles on windows and buttons. CAVEAT: "Unable to change Visual style of Windows and buttons (Q555512)."
Use Web view in folders

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