Windows 10: Windows 10 taskbar programs won't maximize unless the Ctrl key is pressed

Discus and support Windows 10 taskbar programs won't maximize unless the Ctrl key is pressed in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; About 25% of the time, randomly, programs in the taskbar will not maximize when clicked on with the mouse. I need to point at the taskbar icon and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by John_Tsouris, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 taskbar programs won't maximize unless the Ctrl key is pressed


    About 25% of the time, randomly, programs in the taskbar will not maximize when clicked on with the mouse. I need to point at the taskbar icon and then hit the Ctrl key. There is no time that using the Ctrl key will not work to maximize the screen.


    25% is a lot. I'm needing to do this thirty times a day.


    The computer is already set to PC screen only mode.


    I ran DISM, and it found nothing.


    I'm assuming this is a bug? How does one report this?


    I'm running 1909 Pro.

    :)
     
    John_Tsouris, Feb 5, 2020
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  2. Gino Des Win User

    One Window hides another window When it is maximized and when it is clicked on taskbar it never shows it runs on the back of maximized window and never display untill maximized window is minimized

    Hi,

    You might be experiencing this problem because the rendering layer priority of the maximized application is respected even when you switch focus to another program. Normally, when you maximize an application, it will hide or cover all other applications
    until you switch to a different program. To help us identify the cause of this behavior, we would like to know the following information:

    • Do you only experience this issue with a particular program?
    • Have you made any changes to your computer before experiencing this issue?
    • Are you using multiple monitors?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    In the meantime, you might also be experiencing this issue because Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) is not working correctly or not responding.
    Windows Explorer is the process that provides the graphical interface such as the Start menu, taskbar, notification area, and File Explorer. To sort this issue, we suggest that you restart Windows Explorer. The easiest way is by restarting your computer.
    If you do not want to restart your computer, you can also follow the steps below:

    • Hold Ctrl+Shift while right-clicking on an empty area of the taskbar.
    • On the modified context menu, select Exit Explorer. The Start menu and taskbar should disappear.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click More details on the bottom part of the window.
    • Click on the File menu, and select Run new task.
    • Type explorer.exe, and click OK.

    Keep us updated on the status of the issue, and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Gino Des, Feb 5, 2020
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  3. Berton Win User
    Taskbar overlapped by maximized windows. How to?


    And don't confuse Maximized with Full Screen, separate things. Full Screen is obtained by pressing F11, does remove/obscure most things such as Toolbars and the Taskbar. Pressing F11 again toggles back to normal view. As mentioned there's also the Auto Hide Taskbar in Settings.
    Pressing F11 does accomplish that.
     
    Berton, Feb 5, 2020
    #3
  4. Windows 10 taskbar programs won't maximize unless the Ctrl key is pressed

    Windows 10 won´t start any program as Administrator

    Hello. I´m having this issue since installed one of the latest Windows 10 system updates.

    When I try to open any program that requires Administrator confirmation (that screen with the Yes/No question), this dialog won´t appear anymore. The screen background stays darkened and nothing happens.

    1. Using Windows 10 Home (x64)
    2. My microsoft user account is properly checked
    3. I´m the administrator of the PC
    4. Already tried do create another administrator user account - same problem, no success
    5. Cannot start any program/service that requires administrator authorization (not even regedit)
    Please help!
     
    Fabiano Lehmkuhl, Feb 5, 2020
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