Windows 10: Minimized windows don't restore properly

Discus and support Minimized windows don't restore properly in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; When I minimize windows to the taskbar they don't all restore properly. They restore off screen and are resized to their smallest size. Like this:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by redwdc, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. redwdc Win User

    Minimized windows don't restore properly


    When I minimize windows to the taskbar they don't all restore properly. They restore off screen and are resized to their smallest size. Like this:

    Minimized windows don't restore properly [​IMG]


    I have an old program that centers almost any open window even some minimized ones. Which is the reason I know what's happening.

    I'm running an Inspiron 15 laptop with Win 10 1511 build 10586.713 (It also happened on 1607 build 14393.576 I put in a new HDD).

    The programs it always happens with are:
    Total Commander v. 9.0a x64
    LibreOffice v. 5.2.3.3

    It has happened with:
    Dell Power Manager Lite v. 1.0.4

    :)
     
    redwdc, Dec 15, 2016
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    Hi Doug,

    Have you tried closing the tool and starting it again? If you have alreday done that and still can't see the buttons properly, then I would recommend running the app as a restored window and check. Click on the button inbetween the close button and the minimize
    button at the top right corner of the Window.
     
    Bennet-Martin, Dec 15, 2016
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  3. why can't I minimize windows in win 10.?

    I see nobody has answered this satisfactorily, so let me try again.

    In Windows 10, in many applications (not just Microsoft Edge), the Minimize button has been removed, so we can no longer minimize a window to the Task Bar, but only Maximize/Restore it or close it. The Windows+M keystroke still minimizes all open windows,
    but I don't know of any keystroke that minimizes the current window.

    I don't know what Microsoft was thinking in removing this button, but for the sake of all your users acting as involuntary beta testers, please put it back or give us an alternative.

    It has nothing, repeat, NOTHING, to do with user accounts.
     
    MariaCruzYK, Dec 15, 2016
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  4. Minimized windows don't restore properly

    When you say you have an old program that centers windows, is it possible that it may be causing issue. Not sure what the program is but some programs that are not supported will run under an OS but their results are unpredictable.

    Would it be worth trying to uninstall the program, see how Libre Office works and if it still wonky you could search a Window solution. If it shrinks and restores okay they you need to find a solution with old program. Just a thought.
     
    Caledon Ken, Dec 16, 2016
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  5. redwdc Win User
    Hi Caledon thanks for the reply

    I'll go through it all step by step


    • I open TC (Total Commander or I could say LibreOffice)
    • I minimize TC
    • I click on TC on the task bar to restore it
    • Nothing appears to happen
    • I open the old program "Desk Lite" and center all windows
    • I find TC as pictured in my first post

    Desk Lite does not install it's totally self contained. I had not even had it on my laptop at all until after the problem started.

    Also, I had 1607 on it which is when the problem started. I had a second, larger SSD which I had been thinking of putting in the laptop so I thought I'd put it in and reinstall Windows 10 as a fresh install from an ISO I d/led from Dell. This put 1511 on the system and the problem persists.

    Edit: I apologize if I seem snippy. It's frustrating.
     
    redwdc, Dec 16, 2016
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  6. Caledon Ken, Dec 17, 2016
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  7. Win10Pro Win User
    Have you modified ""Change the size of text, apps and other items" in Customize your display section? - if so, reset it to 100% and see if it helps.
    I had the same issue and it worked.
     
    Win10Pro, Dec 17, 2016
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  8. redwdc Win User

    Minimized windows don't restore properly

    Thank you guys for the suggestions. However, Saturday night I got fed up and scraped Windows and restarted from scratch. A habit of mine for the past 30 years.

    So far no problems. I glad Brink posted a tutorial on deleting old restore points because I didn't need them. I keep you suggestions in my fixes file just in case.
     
    redwdc, Apr 5, 2018
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