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Garbled “save as” dialogue in pdf reader(s)

I've got a problem with the "save as" dialogue in the PDF reader on Windows 7. The Save and Cancel buttons are blank, without any text, the folder-select drop-down menu shows only folder images, no ...
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217 views

Alternative ways of running commands on remote machine

I can net use \\COMPUTERNAME\IPC$ /user:COMPUTERNAME\ADMIN ACCOUNT successfully to a Windows 7 machine where the Window Manager has crashed, but unfortunatley get a System error 5 has occurred & ...
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Regain access to running OS

So shortly I could kick myself, before discovering a fast RAM growing DLLHost, did (I assume) Windows decide to instead kill the Window Manager, just after I went to switch user into an existing ...
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4answers
116 views

Is there a software for defining areas in Windows for sticking windows in them? [closed]

There are some softwares offered by Philips or Asus that come with their Monitors. Like when in Windows 7, if you pull a windows far to the left, it will suggest that the windows will take half of ...
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Show windows desktop when running Emerge Desktop

I am running "Emerge Desktop" and I would like to show the old desktop. I had some calendar application running that would draw the calendar on the windows desktop, but after the switch to emerge ...
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112 views

Automatically restore windows as monitors are connected and disconnected?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 equivalent to the Mac OS utility Stay that let's you "automatically restore windows as displays are connected and disconnected". I have a laptop that usually stays ...
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1answer
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Minimize and restore all VM VirtualBox windows simultaneously (as a group)

I do all of my development in virtual machines, which has numerous advantages. I've found that I like VM VirtualBox the best for this, and I love supporting free software. But I can't get any work ...
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Suddenly, I notice Windows 7 window manager behaves strangely

Windows 7 window manager has recently started to behave strangely. Firefox and Steam are running simultaneously. I am looking at the window of Firefox. Now, I click on the Steam icon in the ...
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1answer
396 views

Windows 7: keyboard shortcut to drag windows by clicking anywhere in the window? [duplicate]

Is there any keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 to be able to drag windows around by clicking not on the upper bar, but anywhere in the window? In GNOME Linux, this can be done by Alt+LeftClick dragging ...
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1answer
404 views

Windows 7: window moving

I have recently installed Windows 8. But now in Windows 7, when I move windows, a line depicting the outline of the window shows the current position of the screen when dragging them. This is not like ...
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3answers
371 views

Recover Windows Opening Off Screen?

Background: I have a three monitor setup, but sadly one of my monitors has died (control board is probably bad). I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with an ATI Radeon HD 5670 card. The third ...
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2answers
383 views

How to prevent windows from being resized?

Adobe Audition is really stupid in that when you change the size of the window, and then change it back to the original size, all the frame positions are lost and you have to tediously reposition them ...
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2answers
2k views

Pin a Window in Windows 7

How can I "pin" or "stick" a window so it stays on top of other windows, even when it loses focus? (3rd party software as an answer is acceptable)
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1answer
104 views

Is there any way to keep Windows Explorer from making redundant windows in Windows 7?

Is there a way to tell Windows to only have one instance of Explorer per folder path? For example, sometimes I don't realize that I have a folder open but minimized, so I open another instance (by ...
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0answers
31 views

how to avoid overlaying part of screen when maximizing window

thinking about using some sidebar software , but I don't want the sidebar to be overlaid, not overlay other windows. So how can I configure win7 window manager, so that when I maximize a window, it ...
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1answer
845 views

I want to “tab dock” any app to side (or top) of Desktop (in Windows 7)?

I am looking for something a bit different than any "dock" style app I have tried. What I am looking for is something a bit like the awesome "stick" application ...
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2answers
3k views

How to resize and lock Firefox browser windows for specific sizes?

How would I re-size and lock Firefox browser windows for specific sizes? For example, my resolution is higher but I want to fix the width to 768px and lock it.
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2answers
1k views

Manually toggle Aero Glass when turned off but not disabled

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. WEI scores: Processor: 7.4 RAM: 7.4 Graphics: 6.8 Gaming Graphics: 6.8 hard drive: 5.9 AMD 1055T 6-core CPU, generally stays pretty low. 16GB XMS3 DDR RAM, which hovers ...
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1answer
437 views

What happens with the off-screen front buffers in Windows 7 when DWM is disabled?

These two articles indicate that the off-screen front buffer is part of the Windows Vista/7 driver model (WDDM). http://www.opengl.org/pipeline/article/vol003_7/ Not even switching the DWM off is ...
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2answers
593 views

Is there a Windows 7 alternative to compiz move/resize windows management?

I know this isn't strictly Ubuntu related, but lately I've had to do some work on a Windows 7 machine and dearly miss the ability to hold alt and move/resize windows the same way it's done on Ubuntu. ...
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1answer
209 views

Is there a window manager for Windows 7 that will allow me to assign a hotkey to a specific window?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 window manager that will allow me to assign a hotkey, such as <Win>-<F-n> to bring the focus to a specific window. Sometimes Alt-<Tab>just isn't enough.
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Windows 7 Aero Snap two windows horizontally

As many people already know, there are several ways to trigger Windows 7 Aero Snap feature. A user can either press Win+{Left,Right,Up,Down} to snap the window to the left or right or maximize or ...
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2answers
2k views

Trigger Autohotkey on new window

How do I set an action to trigger whenever a new window opens in autohotkey? For instance, I could set any Windows Explorer window to be marked as "Always on Top" as soon as it comes up. Or I could ...
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2answers
119 views

How to bring back a far right chromeless window?

Accidentally some windows goes far right, and "goes out of" to the monitor. I know keyboard shortcuts to move it back when the windows have a title bar. But that windows (HTC Home and Rainlendar) ...
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5answers
5k views

Why does Desktop Window Manager leak memory or even crash?

My Desktop Window Manager memory usage keeps spiking and causing it to disable Aero, saying it ran out of allowed memory. DWM restarts and comes back up fine when I kill its process. Why is this ...
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0answers
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Tiling Window Manager for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Tiling Window Manager for Windows do you recommend? What is the recommended tiling window manager for Windows 7? In the past I had used Awesome on my Linux box but ...
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2answers
72 views

Tool to search opened window? (Win 7)

I often have a huge number of windows opened and it takes time to find the ones I need. Aero Peek may help sometimes, but for some applications (e.g. SSH terminals), every window looks the same. And ...
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3answers
756 views

Can the default size of Windows 7's “drag to the left or right to resize window” feature be changed?

Windows 7 includes a feature for easily arranging windows on larger monitors - drag a window to the left or right side of the screen and it will be resized to use half the monitor (or drag to the top ...
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3answers
3k views

organize windows layout on the screen (windows 7)

I've got a large screen and I wish to have a predefined layout for some of the programs I use. For example, I want the skype to always open to a specific spot, and the chrome to another, and so on. ...
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3answers
122 views

Is there a way to indicate/show “runas” user or administrative rights in the titlebar of a window in windows7?

I sometimes start applications with elevated rights and forget to close them later because they are not distinguishable. Through something like an "Open File..." someone can easily abuse those apps if ...
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7answers
18k views

What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?

I'm using Windows 7 on a 8.9' monitor with 1280x768 screen resolution. Using the might of arithmetics, I'm able to determine that my dpi (actually ppi) should be 167. Win7 is really helpful in that it ...
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1answer
802 views

How to tile or cascade windows of an individual program?

A previous question, while it tells you how to tile or cascade, does not tell you how to tile or cascade the windows of an individual program in Windows 7, as you could do in Windows XP. Does anyone ...
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6answers
3k views

Win 7: How can I resize a window to make it much bigger than my screen?

I have a window that I'd like to make much bigger than my physical screen (explanation of why below). I hit Alt+Space, M, and then press the Up arrow to move the title bar above the physical top of my ...
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2answers
446 views

Moving a window that can't be dragged by the title bar?

I have Fallout Collection and I am trying to run it windowed because of the low resolution. When I change the mode to windowed via the .ini file, however, it starts the game with the window shoved ...
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4answers
2k views

Utility to put taskbar on multiple monitors with task grouping?

Right now I use UltraMon to extend my taskbar across multiple monitors. So windows on the first monitor show up on the taskbar on the first monitor, and windows on the second monitor show up on the ...
4
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1answer
288 views

How do I perform multi-window operations on a non-combined group of windows in Windows 7?

With multiple windows/instances of an application open and the taskbar buttons set to "Always combine, hide labels", I can Shift+right-click the taskbar button for the window group to open a menu ...
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3answers
1k views

How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a neat feature where the Windows Key in conjunction with the arrow keys tiles the active window. Windows key + left arrow moves it to the left half, windows key + right arrow moves your ...
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1answer
309 views

How can I stop new Command Prompt windows spawned by another program from covering my foreground window?

Under Windows 7 x64, when I'm ripping CDs with Exact Audio Copy, it spawns a Command Prompt window each time it invokes the external MP3 compression program I use, LAME. While that's going on, I ...
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4answers
6k views

Is it possible to get the Ubuntu 'Always on top' functionality in Windows? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu when you right click on a window, you get the option to keep it 'Always on Top'. This is incredibly useful sometimes when I want a window to take up the whole desktop (e.g. Internet Browser) ...
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3answers
612 views

Use ALT to move windows in Windows like in Linux

In most Linux window managers, one can use the ALT key to click and drag to rearrange windows. This is one of my favorite features of Linux window managers. Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
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0answers
805 views

How to change the taskbar grouping behavior for a single application in windows-7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Taskbar - Prevent some applications from grouping? I love the new taskbar in windows-7 and how it groups and preview windows under a single big icon. Keeps ...
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3answers
10k views

How to cascade windows vertically or horizontally in Windows 7?

How can I cascade windows vertically or horizontally in Windows 7? In Windows XP, I'm used to pressing Ctrl, selecting some windows, right-clicking them and then choosing "Cascade".