Windows 10: Show windows content while dragging checked, but not functioning

Discus and support Show windows content while dragging checked, but not functioning in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Every day I come back to my work pc and unlock the screen I notice the window content is just a black frame (like the old Windows 3.1 days) when... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kjstech, May 9, 2016.

  1. kjstech Win User

    Show windows content while dragging checked, but not functioning


    Every day I come back to my work pc and unlock the screen I notice the window content is just a black frame (like the old Windows 3.1 days) when dragging them around.

    I go into advanced system properties and settings under the performance tab and everything is already checked for best appearance, which includes show windows content while dragging. All I do is uncheck and recheck it so the apply button lights up, then apply the change and everything is back to normal.

    Rather than go into these menus, do you know of a command line that achieves the same thing? I could just put it as a desktop shortcut I could double click every day.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    kjstech, May 9, 2016
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  2. MnetroM Win User

    Part of Windows store app window become transparent after resizing

    In my case, the culprit was the performance option "Show window contents while dragging". Unchecking that option solved my problem (which was identical to that of OP).
     
    MnetroM, May 9, 2016
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    "show window contents while dragging" reset automatically !!!

    Hello,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to perform a clean boot and check. Setting the system in a clean boot state will help to identify if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue.

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

    Note: After clean boot troubleshooting steps, refer to the section "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot" in the provided
    link to return your computer to Normal startup mode.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, May 9, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Show windows content while dragging checked, but not functioning

    Hello, can you try using the 'Custom' setting in that dialogue?

    There will be a way of doing that with a fairly simple script using Autohotkey.
    Maybe there's a Powershell command... needs someone familiar with that.

    Meanwhile see if the same happens
    a. in Safe Mode
    b. after a clean boot
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    c. Download and install Shellexview (free). Run it, hide all MS extensions, disable all others.
    If any effect, identify cause by progressively enabling them.
    Note: there's a 32 bit option in Options which reveals more extensions.
     
    dalchina, May 9, 2016
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