Windows 10: Windows 10 client - all apps stuck in minimized mode (solved)

Discus and support Windows 10 client - all apps stuck in minimized mode (solved) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have seen a few threads of people saying that their apps remain minimized in Windows 10. There are responses recommending updating of video drivers... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by srachui, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. srachui Win User

    Windows 10 client - all apps stuck in minimized mode (solved)


    I have seen a few threads of people saying that their apps remain minimized in Windows 10. There are responses recommending updating of video drivers (always a good idea) and even one about re-installing Windows 10. I don't know if this will work for everyone, but I had a similar problem and here is what I did, which worked for me.

    I use a dual-screen configuration and it was set to 'Extend'. To resolve my problem I took the following steps:

    1. Selected Win+P which opened the options for extending my screen to multiple monitors
    2. I selected 'PC screen only' which led to only my primary monitor showing the screen

    At this point, I was able to open my apps without problem. I selected Win+P again and extended the display. I checked and the apps could all still open without problem. Ultimately this may be a driver issue, but short-term this fixed things for me.

    :)
     
    srachui, Sep 9, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 tablet mode

    Last week's update changed my Windows settings, I am stuck in tablet mode and all desktop apps are hidden/minimized on the task bar. I know how to change it if I can load the settings app or get to my desktop apps. Is there any ways to disable it during
    boot or in any other way? I am stuck with this. My computer has nothing to do with tablet - it's a developer's mobile workstation. I've looked all over the net and all the posts only contains information I already know.

    I tried opening regedit, etc. They are all minimized.
     
    TonyVang612, Sep 9, 2016
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  3. Win 10 "Metro" Apps freeze/crash on Surface 3 in sleep mode

    Programs and apps such as Edge or Mail repeatedly freeze and get stuck in an unusable mode with a white upper edge and unresponsive gui whenever they are minimized during sleep mode on my Surface 3 with Windows 10. Why is that? It was the same when I had
    Windows 8.

    EDIT: Desktop apps do not behave in this fashion, only those with the modern interface.

    EDIT2: Find attached a screenshot of how it looks. Note the white edge on top of the window. The app is completely unresponsive, except for the minimize, change size and close window controls.

    Windows 10 client - all apps stuck in minimized mode (solved) [​IMG]
     
    MateuszSkiba, Sep 9, 2016
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