Windows 10: Windows are resized and moved after waking PC.

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  1. Windows are resized and moved after waking PC.


    Problem:
    Windows 10 windows resized and moved after waking from sleep/monitor power save mode.
    I build this PC last week and even after updating everything and problem remained.

    So in the tradition of Mac Manager LISTSERV (RIP) of posting a "SUMMERY" of solution found for a problem. Here is my contribution to that tradition, which should be revived in this type of forum.

    Research:
    After hunting for solution, found many from people having you perform actions that don't do anything but waste your time. None of the posted solutions worked to resolve, except work a rounds that really didn't address the cause and have users perform an action before they walk away from PC. What lead me to the solution is an old post from 2010 for Win7 from MichaelAtOz on MS support pages.

    Analysis:
    What's happening is the monitor goes into power save mode since the PC turns of the monitor. Thus providing the monitor with no signal activating power saving of the monitor. MS Win10 then creates a dummy monitor registry for sleep/monitor off mode, but with the wrong values. I believe these values are generated by Win10 from the lock screen app, but MS would know that and should correct that incorrect registry value being created.

    Solution:
    This is on a PC with only one 4k monitor. So, I can not confirm for multi monitor systems (see "Multi-Monitor" below for a possible solution). What needs to be done is to make the Registry setting the same for dummy monitor registry.
    Steps:
    0) Shut down system and turn off monitor. Disconnect power cord from PC and from monitor and monitor cable to PC for more than 30 seconds. Reattach everything and boot up PC. (This step may not be necessary, but I had been done before next step.)
    1) Open Registry Editor (as admin) to the following path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Configuration\
    2) Delete all entries in this path (there should be at least two) Delete by clicking on item and press "Delete" and confirm if needed. Exit Registry Editor (File - Exit) and restart PC.
    3) After system start/login open Registry Editor (as admin) to the following path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Configuration\
    There should now one be one registry entry (don't let your PC goto screen saver/sleep). Click on tree arrow, then click on tree second arrow to view values. By clicking on each 00 the values will be displayed on the right side of Registry Editor.
    > GSMxxxxxxxxx (this registry entry is the monitor connected, the text will vary)
    > 00
    |- 00
    4) Record all the values of this registry I made a screen shot with snipping tool of the values for both 00 sets and save to desktop. save one as 00 and other inside the 00 as 00-00. Exit the Registry Editor (File - Exit)
    5) Allow PC to go into power save mode where is gets no signal and wake system.
    6) Change value in dummy monitor registry to match real monitor. All values must match.
    Open Registry Editor (as admin) to the following path: (it may auto open to path)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Configuration\
    You will see a second entry now, this is the dummy monitor entry.
    > NOEDID_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (maybe named different)
    You need to change all the values in both 00 entries to match the original entries. Use the screen caps to copy values. Double click on the value that needs to be changed, make sure that change the "Base" of he value to "Decimal" after all changes have been made Exit the Registry Editor (File - Exit) and restart.
    7) Verify fix. Log in and allow PC to activate monitor power save mode and wake system.

    Multi-Monitor System
    If you have a multi monitor system adding back each monitor one at a time may work. Have each monitor unplugged from PC then add back and perform registry edit above one at a time. On boot up confirm that windows don't change on wakening system and add another after shutdown until all monitors are attached.

    Question:
    Now that the cause of this problem has been found (Win10 creating a dummy monitor registry entry with the incorrect setting of the actual connected monitor to act as a place holder for sleep settings) when will a correction be made by Microsoft so users won't have to manually edit the registry to correct this problem?



    My PC Specs:
    Intel i5 8400 (using on CPU Intel UHD Graphics 630)
    ASRock H370M-ITX
    RAM 16gb
    Samsung SSD - Window10 Boot
    Tosh x300 4TB HHD - Data
    Win10 Home 64bit
    Monitor - LG 27UD58B - connected using DisplayPort with LG supplied cable.
    running at 3840 x 2160 scaled at "Recommended" 150%

    :)
     
    atwitsend42, Oct 29, 2019
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  2. John Vil Win User

    moving and resizing

    Hi Bob,

    There may be several reasons why you are unable to resize or move applications after installing an update. To better assist you with your concern, we would like you to answer the questions below:

    • Does it happen only on one application?
    • Which application are you having issues resizing or moving?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to run the Windows 10 troubleshooter. Kindly follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key +X, select
      Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Windows Store apps troubleshooter
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    John Vil, Oct 29, 2019
    #2
  3. teminator Win User
    Unable to resize or move the start window

    I just picked up a new laptop with windows 10 build 15063.726 and I am unable to resize or move the start window. I get the double pointed arrow to resize but nothing happens in either direction nor can I move the window to a better place. I can add/delete
    tiles or change tile size but not the window. Any suggestions to fix or try?

    This is super annoying.
     
    teminator, Oct 29, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows are resized and moved after waking PC.

    Cannot resize the calculator and cannot move it when it is open on screen

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are facing issues with resizing Calculator on Start menu, do let us know how exactly are you trying to do so?

    As a workaround if you are trying to resize the Calculator on Start menu, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    Steps to pin Calculator to Start menu and Resize it:

    • Press Windows key, click on All apps, and right click on
      Calculator.
    • Click on Pin to Start (If not yet pinned), now right click on the tile for
      Calculator on click on Resize.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Also, try to access the Calculator from safe mode and check if the issue persists.

    Refer: Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10


    Hope it help. Feel free to contact us for further assistance on Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 29, 2019
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