After you minimize a program, clicking the program's button on the taskbar
may not restore or maximize the program. If you use the right mouse button
to click the program's button on the taskbar, the Restore or Maximize
command is available on the context menu for the program.
The program window may be stored in an unviewable area off the screen.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
- Click the program's button on the taskbar.
- Right-click the program's button on the taksbar, and then click Move on
the menu that appears.
- Move the mouse pointer to the middle of the screen.
- Use the ARROW keys on the keyboard to move the program window to a
viewable area on the screen.
- Press ENTER.
- Resize the window if necessary.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Display, and then click the Settings tab.
- Under Desktop Area, move the slider to the right. If you are unable to
move the slider to the right, the display is already at the highest
resolution supported by your display adapter and monitor.
- Click Apply, and then click OK when you are prompted to change your
- If you are satisfied with the display resolution, click Yes when you
are prompted to save the settings, and then click OK.
- Restart your computer.
- Start the program. If the program is in a viewable area on the screen,
move the program window to the center of the screen.
- Quit the program, and the follow steps 1-6 to change your display
settings back to your original display settings.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems
that may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee
that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be
solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing
Keys And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note
that you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and
User.dat) before you edit the registry.
- Use the right mouse button to click the program's button on the
taskbar, and then click Close on the menu that appears. If the Close
command is not available, click Maximize, and then quit the program.
- Quit all other running programs.
- Use Registry Editor to delete the Settings value from the appropriate
registry key for the program you are using. For example, if you are
using Microsoft Word, delete the Settings value from the following
Hkey Current User\Software\Microsoft\Word\<version>\Data
- Quit Registry Editor.
- Start the program.
Article ID: 169494 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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