Windows 10: Windows won't let me have multiple windows open on top of each other

Discus and support Windows won't let me have multiple windows open on top of each other in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm not sure how to describe this concisely, so please bear with me. Whenever I open a new window, Windows opens it maximized and won't layer it on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by displayName787686876787, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Windows won't let me have multiple windows open on top of each other


    I'm not sure how to describe this concisely, so please bear with me.


    Whenever I open a new window, Windows opens it maximized and won't layer it on top of other windows.


    For example, if I have my browser open and I try to open Notepad, it will open as a full screen window. When I make it so the note is not maximized Restore Down?? it will appear on top of my background instead of being able to view it layered on top of my browser. If open the browser, and then the note again, it will reopen as a maximized window without taking into account that I previously made it smaller.


    This is really annoying. It makes my laptop feel like a tablet. This is going to hurt my productivity, as I like to have multiple windows open on top of each other, so this feature will be frustrating to constantly navigate. How do I disable it?


    PS: I apologize for the spammy-looking display name. I couldn't find an available one that I liked.

    :)
     
    displayName787686876787, Apr 19, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Apr 19, 2021
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  3. windows 10 apps won,t open

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We appreciate you for trying the troubleshooting steps.



    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Run Windows app troubleshooter.

    Refer to the below link:

    Fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store

    Step 2: Run shell commands for Windows store and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Command prompt(Admin)
      to open elevated Command prompt.

    • Type the following commands.



      powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

    • Hit enter, the blackscreen will appear still for a couple of seconds. After a couple of second a new line saying C:\.... will appear.

    • Close Command Prompt.

    • Try to start the Windows Store again.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Apr 19, 2021
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  4. BigMack70 Win User

    Windows won't let me have multiple windows open on top of each other

    Windows 8.1, and Why You Should Let Go of Windows 7

    Wait wait wait I can do it in 3 steps

    Diasble Metro:
    1) Don't buy Windows 8
    2) ?????
    3) Profit!
     
    BigMack70, Apr 19, 2021
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