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  • 問題

  • Hi all,
    I have an installation of Windows Vista Home premium 64bit SP1 on my home computer and I've recognized following problem: some applications after start remain minimized in the taskbar and can be closed only. The application window cannot be maximized and does not appear if I click on the taskbar application button. It is strange, because some applications (the majority) don't have this behaviour and work properly, but some of them behave like this and don't display its windows. If I run mouse cursor over the taskbar button, an icon with window preview appears (and in this view can be seen that the application works), but I don't have the possibility to show the application window.
    Have anyone recognized similar problem and does anyone know how to fix it ?
    Many thanks in advance for your replies.
    2008年11月14日 上午 09:36

解答

  • I do not if it will work for you but when I get problems where all the windows are minimized and none maximize, I have clicked on the Desktop icon in the Quick Launch, and then I can click on the running applications in the task bar to maximize as they should.

    So if you have not done so, enable Quick Launch in the task bar and I prefer not to use the Taskbar Previews thing (its useless and totally pointless for me).

    Another trick when a window wont maximize is to right click it on the task bar and do Restore rather than Maximize (sometimes that works)
    2008年11月16日 下午 03:51
  • Hi,

     

    If the issue does not occur on all of the program icons on the Notification Area, maybe the problematic programs are corrupt, or not compatible. Another possibility is that they are blocked by some programs. In this case, I suggest that you disable the anti-virus. If the issue still occurs, reinstall the problematic programs. If the If the issue persists after you reinstall them, the problematic programs are not corrupt with Windows Vista 64bit systems. I suggest that you contact the publisher or related forum to confirm this situation.

    2008年11月17日 上午 09:24
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  • I do not if it will work for you but when I get problems where all the windows are minimized and none maximize, I have clicked on the Desktop icon in the Quick Launch, and then I can click on the running applications in the task bar to maximize as they should.

    So if you have not done so, enable Quick Launch in the task bar and I prefer not to use the Taskbar Previews thing (its useless and totally pointless for me).

    Another trick when a window wont maximize is to right click it on the task bar and do Restore rather than Maximize (sometimes that works)
    2008年11月16日 下午 03:51
  • Hi,

     

    If the issue does not occur on all of the program icons on the Notification Area, maybe the problematic programs are corrupt, or not compatible. Another possibility is that they are blocked by some programs. In this case, I suggest that you disable the anti-virus. If the issue still occurs, reinstall the problematic programs. If the If the issue persists after you reinstall them, the problematic programs are not corrupt with Windows Vista 64bit systems. I suggest that you contact the publisher or related forum to confirm this situation.

    2008年11月17日 上午 09:24
    版主
  • Hi davesil !

    i have a come across the same problem in one of my application, where the application gets minimized in the taskbar and not getting opened(maximized).

    The solution for this is very simple, try this out.

    1) Right click the application which is minimized.

    2) select the "minimize" option in the list.

    3) Now select the "maximize" option in the list.

    4) Here the application will open(maximize)...

    If your problem solved intimate me please.

    • 已提議為解答 shanee2001 2017年5月4日 下午 06:53
    2012年2月16日 上午 10:43
  • What if the right click option is disabled through group policy. I am having a similar issue where right click is disabled in group policy and users cannot right click to restore it or maximize the option. So, right click does not work. The application is launched through Citrix and it is a published web application. Once the user launches the application and when they are working on the application and have to minimize it to get to other applications as they don't use Alt + Tab. So, when they want to get back to the application, it would not maximize.

    This looks more like and IE issue that is with 7 and 8 and am not sure about other versions. The operating system is Windows XP.

    If anyone has any solutions would appreciate or have had similar problems and have resolved it let us know.

    thank you in advance

    2013年3月20日 上午 09:37
  • Same problem here. Currently this is affecting only 1 program. Its the first time I've tried to open it since I upgraded to Win 8. The vendor site indicates Win 8 compatible.

    Icon appears active but clicking on it in task bar opens program a second time - also minimized.

    Right clicking only gives option to Close program.

    I'm logged in as administrator and this is a locally installed program.

    2013年4月25日 下午 10:48
  • I had a similar  problem on Windows 7 and the following solution worked

         - Press SHIFT+CTRL

         - Right Click on the Program showing up in the taskbar.

         - Select the "Move" Window option

         - Use the keyboard (Left Arrow/Right Arrow)  <-/ -> keys to move the window to the center of the screen.

         - Try holding down the left arrow key  for a while to see the Window outline. Try moving right/up/down if the window outline is still not visible.

         - Hit enter when you can see the Window outline  move  to the center of the screen.

    It appears that the desktop extends beyond the Screen Display and the program window seems hidden. Moving the Window either to the Left / Right / Top/ Bottom of the screen helps.

    • 已提議為解答 Skippy66 2016年2月23日 上午 01:52
    2014年2月27日 上午 06:58
  • This worked!

    Thanks!

    • 已提議為解答 bboscar 2017年3月28日 下午 01:18
    • 已取消提議為解答 bboscar 2017年3月28日 下午 01:18
    2016年6月21日 上午 05:22
  • This worked...!!! Thank you So much...

    • 已提議為解答 bboscar 2017年3月28日 下午 01:18
    • 已取消提議為解答 bboscar 2017年3月28日 下午 01:18
    2017年2月13日 上午 07:21
  • This worked perfectly for me .  I'm using windows 10 and a work program wouldn't maximize.  I did have to hover over it to make it show, then right click it to choose minimize and then maximize it. Thanks! I tried more than a few times to update the program,etc...thanks a bunch!
    2017年5月4日 下午 06:55
  • thank you problem has been resolved,

    2017年12月11日 上午 11:39
  • I have Windows 10 running with dual monitors.  Recently added a third monitor on the VGA port to use with a switched keyboard.   Chased same problem of windows which wouldn't maximize from the taskbar until tonight. Didn't realize that the video card was now calling my prime monitor #2. Removed the VGA connection and all went back to normal.
    2018年1月20日 上午 01:59
  • - Great answer
    2018年3月22日 上午 08:37
  • Thanks, it worked like magic.

    2018年6月19日 上午 10:55
  • select the window key and "P" at the same time.  When box opens select PC only.  Fixed my problem.
    2018年7月23日 下午 05:14
  • Indeed it worked. Thanks a lot!!

    RS


    • 已編輯 RShrestha 2018年8月13日 上午 10:34
    2018年8月13日 上午 10:34
  • What I did: Go to Display Settings and after extending the desktop to the second display, select the second display to "Make this my main display".   If you click your application (i.e. Visual Studio 2017) it will open maximized there on the new main display (the second monitor).   After that, you can select the first display and once again "Make this my main display" so the apps will open maximized on the first monitor after that.
    2018年9月15日 下午 02:50
  • i fucking love you man!

    2019年7月9日 下午 11:55
  • I do not if it will work for you but when I get problems where all the windows are minimized and none maximize, I have clicked on the Desktop icon in the Quick Launch, and then I can click on the running applications in the task bar to maximize as they should.

    So if you have not done so, enable Quick Launch in the task bar and I prefer not to use the Taskbar Previews thing (its useless and totally pointless for me).

    Another trick when a window wont maximize is to right click it on the task bar and do Restore rather than Maximize (sometimes that works)
    this worked for me
    • 已提議為解答 cornesy 2019年10月31日 上午 11:01
    2019年10月31日 上午 11:01