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Properties window disappears to Task Bar, unless moved over to secondary monitor RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all

    I've got a home user that has Windows 7 Professional, x64, with two monitors attached via an external NVidia graphics card

    If he views a property window, it will always minimise to the taskbar on the main screen

    For this secondary window to stay on screen, he has to drag it over to the secondary monitor

    Has anyone else come across this "feature"? 

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi all

    I've got a home user that has Windows 7 Professional, x64, with two monitors attached via an external NVidia graphics card

    If he views a property window, it will always minimise to the taskbar on the main screen

    For this secondary window to stay on screen, he has to drag it over to the secondary monitor

    Has anyone else come across this "feature"? 

    Hi

    This feature is by design and has always worked the way you decribed.

    If a second window (that is not maximized) is on top of another window and you click the background window to give it focus, the second window will always minimize. This has always been the default behavior. The only place that this does not happen is if the background window is the Desktop,

    The benefit of using dual monitors is that you can move the second widow to the second monitor to make it persistent. This allows you to view and work with both windows simultaneously.

    Regards,

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Ronnie VernonMVP Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:51 AM
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:29 PM