window becomes outline when i move mouse

Microsoft Office 2007 home and student
April 28, 2010 at 11:49:41
Specs: Windows 7
This happens all the time with many products
using Windows 7, eg when I'm typing an
eamil. I move the mouse to one side and
annoyingly the email disappears but the
outline of the email window remains on my
screen , now filled with my desktop
background. Another movement of the mouse
brings it back but how can I stop it
disappearing in the first place?
Thanks anyone for your help.

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April 28, 2010 at 13:50:29
You have to change the screen resolution.
It seem, that you are using a vitual screen resolution, like 2048 x 1536.
In that case, only a part gets displayed on screen and e.g. to see the systray, you have to move the mouse to the lower right corner.
So change the resolution to fit your physical screen.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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May 5, 2010 at 19:44:34
Sounds like you are moving your mouse to the lower right corner. There's a small rectangle there at the far right of the taskbar that gives an outline of all open windows (thus showing your desktop background) when your mouse is on it. Move your mouse off the rectangle (i.e. up or left) and your windows go back to normal.

To stop it, move your mouse anywhere but there :)

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May 6, 2010 at 10:12:08
Thank you so much RxTech. Sorted!

I know that little rectangle of which you write. I often have reason
to click on it if I actually want to see my desk top, eg to open a
file there. I didn't realise that hovering accidentally would produce
the effect that annoyed me so.

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October 1, 2010 at 08:30:11
If you right click on the rectangle and un-check the box "Peek at Desktop," the annoying effect will stop! The Peek feature makes the desktop appear just by mousing over the rectangle. Without that box checked, you have to CLICK on the rectangle to make the desktop appear.

This had been driving me crazy for months. I had been all over the Control Panel trying to find out how to stop it from happening. Thanks to this thread, I found out that rectangle was an actual button! Then I right-clicked and experimented. It's not a long menu, there wasn't much to try. :)

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October 12, 2010 at 01:09:21
That is so helpful. I thought I would just have to live with the irritating behaviour of the screen. Now "peek" is unticked and I am no longer irritated. I'm off to experiment with the icons on the task bar to see if I can stop them getting bigger when the mouse passes over them, but that is hardly annoying at all.

Hurrah for the computing. net forum.

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