The last week or so I have noticed an odd thing. When I turn on my monitor, my browser windows are all half the size they were when I turned it off. Sometimes when I turn it on the taskbar is even half way up the screen for a few moments, as if turning the monitor on and off was forcing it to change the resolution. I use firefox, running windows 7.

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    Stupid question, but bears asking: you've rebooted in the last week or so, yes? – goblinbox Mar 8 '10 at 5:25
  • Do you have multiple monitors? – harrymc Mar 8 '10 at 7:14
  • Is there a particular reason you are physically turning the monitor off instead of just letting it go to sleep normally via power settings? – BBlake Mar 8 '10 at 13:50
  • No, just one monitor. I reboot every other day or so. As for why I turn the monitor off - no reason really, the power settings are set to stay on always, never sleep and I've never bothered to change it. Its been that way for months though and never caused a problem. – Jason Mar 8 '10 at 18:27
  • Did you install any monitor software? What are your monitor specs? – kokbira Apr 6 '11 at 19:10

The task bar being halfway up the screen is monitor self adjusting, this is normal. Other then that, try restarting.

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  • I reboot every other day or so, and this problem has been happening for over a week now – Jason Mar 8 '10 at 5:44

I suggest you may try this freeware (Autosizer) to force the size of any open program : http://www.southbaypc.com/autosizer/ Hope this help ;)

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