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The window minimizes frequently.

I can be dragging the pointer or clicking on something and the window just minimizes but I don't know why. I can click on a screen button and the screen reduces in size. It can happen when I go to click on the scroll tab too. I'm at a loss!

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  • Charli1 Mar 03, 2008

    I tried McAfee virus scan but no infections reported. Any ideas?

  • Charli1 May 24, 2008

    I spoke with a computer technician from work who happened to have the same problem on his computer. He thought it might have been a vista problem. After re-loading his computer several times, he tried using an external mouse and turned off the inbuilt pad. He said that resting your hands on the corners of the pad seems to trigger the problem!

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    Have you checked for a virus or adaware?

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* Sounds like a possible adware attack

Solution:

download free McCafee, update it.

if problem resists, windows re-installation may finish the trick.

Goodluck! Please let me know how that went! Thanks.

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How to change view size in windows 8


You can change the view size in Windows 8 in the following ways:
1) By changing the size of text and other items on the desktop
You can change the size of text and other items (like icons) on your desktop without disturbing your current screen resolution settings. To do this, follow the steps mentioned ahead:a)Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping "Search" (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking "Search"), enter "Make text larger" in the search box, and then tapping or clicking "Make text and other items larger or smaller".
b) Drag the slider until the items in the preview image are the size you want them to be.
c) Tap or click "Apply".
You'll see the change the next time you sign in to Windows.
Also, you can change the text size for specific items (such as Window title bars or tooltips) without affecting the size of anything else on your desktop. Follow these steps to do this:
a) Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping "Search" (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking "Search"), entering "Make text larger" in the search box, and then tapping or clicking "Make text and other items larger or smaller".
b) Under "Change only the text size", choose the item you'd like to change and pick a text size. If you want the text to be bold, select the "Bold" check box.
c) Tap or click "Apply".
You'll see the change the next time you sign in to Windows.
Note: To view a pictorial description of the above process, refer to the link:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3153/~/adjusting-windows-8-display-size%2Fscaling-for-high-dpi%2Fppi-monitors
2) By changing screen resolution
You can change the view size on your desktop by changing screen resolution settings. To do this, follow these steps:
a) Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap "Settings", and then tap "Change PC settings" (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click "Settings", and then click "Change PC settings").
b) Tap or click "PC and devices", then tap or click "Display".
c)Tap or click the resolution slider and drag it until you find your desired resolution.
d) Tap or click "Apply".
To know more about the best screen resolution settings for your desktop, refer to "Set your monitor to its native resolution" section on the following link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/get-best-display-monitor

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To adjust rotating display of laptop ,taskbar with all icons moves on different(bottom to top)


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Has your Windows taskbar suddenly moved to the side of your desktop screen or even to the top? This can be very disruptive to your daily computing, which may mean a loss of productivity at work. Your taskbar could have moved because of a glitch in programming or an inadvertent mouse click while you were focused on something else. The latter is more common and is usually the result of an unlocked taskbar.

Older Windows Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista all utilize similar solutions for this problem. For the quickest route to returning the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, first place your mouse pointer over empty space on your taskbar (space not occupied by an icon or a button indicating an open program) and right-click. Look near the bottom of the menu that appears for the "Lock the Taskbar" listing, and make sure there is no check mark next to the listing. If there is a check mark, it means the taskbar is locked and cannot be moved, so click on the listing to deselect (and unlock) it. With your mouse pointer again over an empty space on the taskbar, click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen. When you release the left mouse button, your taskbar should have moved. As long as the taskbar is unlocked, you can also vary its height. Hold the mouse pointer over the upper edge of the taskbar until it becomes a double arrow (pointing up and down). Then click and hold while you drag the upper edge of the taskbar to the you desire. Once you have the taskbar where you want it, remember to lock it again by selecting the listing on the right-click taskbar menu.

Another option is to visit the Microsoft Windows website and download and run an automatic "Fix it" program, which should take care of programming issues. Windows 7
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Microsoft online support
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253679

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