christinetx
1 Copper

Screen disappears while watching TV in Media Center when minimized

Help!!   I use MCE to watch TV while I am working online. I minimize the screen and adjust to about
25% size and move it to an upper corner so I can still see the main screen.  The last time I tried to minimize the screen it flew totally off the main screen and I can not get to it to move it back.  I have started and restarted everything, I have changed the pixels, I have done the ctrl alt and arrows, but can not see minimized screen to move it back into view. When  I click on it on the task bar I can only maximize it. When I restore, I can see it fly off the screen to the left. I can still hear the audio but no screen. It sounds so simple but I am at loss at what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
christine


Message Edited by christinetx on 11-24-2007 10:09 AM
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Mary G
6 Indium

Re: Screen disappears while watching TV in Media Center when minimized

Minimizing (to taskbar) means it runs on the taskbar and the window is not visible. I think you mean to resize the windows, not minimize. You also have to resize the main window to make it smaller since as soon as you click on it, it will come to the front and hide the smaller window. Do not press the minus sign to minimize since that will make it disappear and run only in the taskbar. Do not maximize either window (2 overlapping windows symbols) either, since you need both windows to be in the adjustable size. Bring it up from the taskbar, click on the middle icon on the upper right if it is in max mode and then adjust to desired size.
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JRosenfeld
5 Rhenium

Re: Screen disappears while watching TV in Media Center when minimized

If you mean that you have a window open (hence showing in the taskbar), but that it is positioned off screen, try
 
 
or the equivalent with mouse:
 

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christinetx
1 Copper

Re: Screen disappears while watching TV in Media Center when minimized

Mary,
 You were right I was using the wrong phrase, I needed to use re size instead of minimize.
I tried everything but it did not work. Thanks so much for your help.
 
JRosenfeld,
  It worked!!!!!!!!   I have my screen back!!! I used the second method you offered
 
 
it worked like a charm!!!! I have been trying to fix this for 2 days. I have restarted this poor computer more than a dozen times.
Thanks again so very very much
 
christine
 
 
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JRosenfeld
5 Rhenium

Re: Screen disappears while watching TV in Media Center when minimized

Glad that was it. Thanks for feedback

Precision Tower 5810, Quadcore Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3, 3700 MHz
RAM:16 GB PC6400 DDR4 SDRAM 1066MHz
HDD: 2x ATA  ST500DM002-1BD14 500GB SATA non RAID
DVD:HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GTA0N SCSI and PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AES SCSI
Video: nVIDIA Quadro K4200 PCIe 4GB
Audio: Recon3D PCIe, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 speakers
Monitor: Dell E2011H

7.1 pro sp1 64 bit

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