I use Windows 7, and prefer to have the Start menu and taskbar locked to the top of my screen.
However, some windows open underneath the Windows Start bar, so the window minimise, maximise, and close buttons are hidden. Here is an example. You can see that the top of this PuTTY window is completely hidden under the taskbar:
My work-around is to just click the window edge, which causes the window to redraw itself outside the bounds of the taskbar. This works, but I can't help wondering if there's a way to have new PuTTY and other windows automatically draw themselves far enough down the screen that they won't get hidden by the taskbar.
Is it possible to specify the default location for new PuTTY windows, or is there a window manager app I could use to automatically move PuTTY windows down?