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xp pro sp-2

by mdc1952 / February 27, 2009 7:52 PM PST

when i minimize a program on my desktop. if you move the mouse curser off of the screen it sends the program down into the tool bar,is this normal or can someone tell me how to correct this? any help would be appreciated. thanks mal.

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Perhaps you can explain more?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 27, 2009 8:00 PM PST
In reply to: xp pro sp-2

If you have an open application window displayed on the Desktop, and then you move the mouse cursor off the screen, does that window then minimize to the Taskbar, (the blue bar at the bottom of the screen)?

If you minimize the window to the Taskbar first, then move the cursor off the screen, what happens then?

What happens when you return the cursor to the middle of the screen?

What happens to the cursor when you move it left or right, or up or down, to the edges of the screen? My cursor stops at the edge of the screen. Does yours, or does it appear to continue completely off-screen?

When did this start to happen, and what caused it? Did you install or uninstall any software around the same time?

Tell us more about this computer, and say why XP is only SP2 and not SP3 yet.


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windows sp-2
by mdc1952 / February 27, 2009 9:24 PM PST

i have a fairly mew computer with windows xp pro. this is my first time using xp. i have been running windows 98 for years. when i open a second program and minimize it [make it smaller] on the desk top,when i move the curser off of it that is when it moves it down in the tool bar. i dont really know the difference between sp-2 and sp-3. should i make the change. sp-2 was on the computer when i received it as a x-mas gift. thanks for your help.

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