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I have a Windows 7 64-bit laptop. Frequently, but not always, when it wakes up from sleep the windows have all been resized to a much smaller size than they were before. It's a real pain having to resize them all to a usable size again.

Why might this be happening, and how can I fix it?

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Because someone resized them while you were sleeping. –  Znarkus Apr 8 '11 at 11:23
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Your eyes aren't fully open yet. It will look right after a cup of coffee. –  bstpierre Apr 8 '11 at 11:40

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This may be down to windows changing the resolution when the screen switches off. It shouldn't happen, but I could imagine Windows doing something silly like deciding that the monitor suddenly can't handle more than 640x480 or something when the monitor gets put to sleep.

If it is doing this you would find all the windows shrunk and gathered together in one place.

I have no idea how you'd go about stopping this though - maybe make sure you have the latest video and monitor drivers installed may help.

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That's a very strange thing to happen. I would try hibernating your PC instead of setting it to sleep (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questions). It shouldn't be happening, but in terms of a quick fix, I would try this.

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