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Old 13th February 2009   #1
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I like Vista, I really do, but I'm sitting here with 2 computers, side by side. One has Vista Home Premium, the other has Vista Ultimate. Everytime the screensaver comes on the windows change position and size. Both computers. They get small and move left, and I have to drag them around again when I resume. Why does Vista do that? Is there a way to shut that "feature" off? Can I just resume with every window exactly where I left it? And if I can't, why not? Why don't I just shut off the pretty screensaver and let the whole world look at what I'm doing? Yes, I'm getting upset.

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Johanna,


Wish I could help but I'm very interested in the answers you get.
I'm have the same problem plus the window size and view
changing all the time.

I understand the view(s) will change depending on
something (type folder?) even tho you close it with say,
medium icons, it will open as something else.....

I'll be watching this subject, thanks for posting it.
(beat me to it)
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Originally Posted by Johanna View Post
I like Vista, I really do, but I'm sitting here with 2 computers, side by side. One has Vista Home Premium, the other has Vista Ultimate. Everytime the screensaver comes on the windows change position and size. Both computers. They get small and move left, and I have to drag them around again when I resume. Why does Vista do that? Is there a way to shut that "feature" off? Can I just resume with every window exactly where I left it? And if I can't, why not? Why don't I just shut off the pretty screensaver and let the whole world look at what I'm doing? Yes, I'm getting upset.

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Does this happen when they are maximized, or just in window mode?

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Does it happen with all screen savers?

Try holding the CTRL key down while you drag the window back...

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I will have a dozen windows open in all different sizes and placed where I want them. I get up for a few minutes and walk away, and when I come back and interrupt the screensaver, all the windows are squished towards the top and to the left and I have to drag them all around again. I use two Vista computers and they both do it. i want the screensaver to come on because I want to be able to step away from my desk and not have someone viewing what I'm doing, but I want the windows to be arranged on the desktop exactly the way I left them when I resume work, and I don't think that's too much to ask from a snazzy OS like Vista.
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Originally Posted by Johanna View Post
I will have a dozen windows open in all different sizes and placed where I want them. I get up for a few minutes and walk away, and when I come back and interrupt the screensaver, all the windows are squished towards the top and to the left and I have to drag them all around again. I use two Vista computers and they both do it. i want the screensaver to come on because I want to be able to step away from my desk and not have someone viewing what I'm doing, but I want the windows to be arranged on the desktop exactly the way I left them when I resume work, and I don't think that's too much to ask from a snazzy OS like Vista.
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Maybe cancel the screensaver, but turn the monitor off? That's even better IMO.

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I never use a screen saver - they may 'save' your screen, but still cost you $$ in electricity. I use "Turn off the display" set to 15 minutes in Power Options, I never have any problems "waking" up my system; all my windows will stay how I left them.

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I never use a screen saver - they may 'save' your screen, but still cost you $$ in electricity.
The amount of electricity consumed by a monitor rotating pictures to amuse me is nominal. Why won't the windows stay in the same place I left them? Is that really too much to ask?
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Does it happen with all screen savers?

Try holding the CTRL key down while you drag the window back...
I didn't see a response to these questions?

I just tested it on Ultimate and Business and couldn't recreate the issue.

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