tiling/cascading in Windows XP Home SP3

May 5, 2009 at 18:46:19
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I accidentally hit cascade or tile in Task Manger and Now NO MATTER WHAT I DO I can't get it to quit. Please help. annoys the @#$@%@% outta me! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!

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May 5, 2009 at 19:16:26
michele412, Right click your Taskbar and uncheck Cascade Windows and Tile Horizontally & Tile Vertically.


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May 5, 2009 at 19:50:21
Thanks Tufenuf,

But I've already done that. It still won't stay that way. And it doesn't even show it checked N E more!! :( I've tried changing it in Task Manager and restarting and still nothing! Everytime I open something in a "new window" it still tiles it horizontally! Really hate it! Any other suggestions?


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May 5, 2009 at 19:56:53
Sorry babe (tufenuf)! Already did that. They're not checked when I rt-click taskbar. It doesn't fix the prob! And .... when I go in there and check and uncheck ... still no fixie!!!

Preciate 'ya! :(

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May 6, 2009 at 06:32:10
I have XP Home too, and no SPs.

Some time back, I had the same problem.
I think I solved problem by enlarging each window manually to fit the screen, without doing the "Restore up" or "Restore down"
button at the top right corner of the window.
Then after that, when I opened a program window, the window would be OK.

Do you know how to enlarge a window manually ???

My Solution ------
With mouse pointer on the Title Bar (top bar on the window),
hold down left mouse button,
now move top left corner of window TO the top left of screen.

Now place mouse pointer at the bottom right corner of the window,
until you see a Double Arrow,
then hold left mouse button,
then drag the window's corner to the lower right side of the screen.

NOW all windows of that program should open the same,
without having to click Maximize.

Do not rely on resizing one program window to fix windows of other programs

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