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Missing Application out of screen area

Posted on 2009-04-01
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Hi,

Ive got a VB app which has been moved outside of the desktop area. As a result, each time you start the app, the app starts and the process manager confirms this but its not on the screen. I suspect the user has accidentally moved it out of the area of the desktop. How can I reset the desktop location for this application so when it starts, it appears in the screen area and not outside??
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by:houssam_ballout
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To move a window then Press Alt >Space > M
then use the right and left arrow to move the window
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by:daiwhyte
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friad that dosent work the application, it works with other apps but not this one ;0(

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by:houssam_ballout
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Change the resolution!
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by:daiwhyte
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yes, tried that also

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by:houssam_ballout
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Open the application
then right click on the taskbar and chose Cascade windows
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by:daiwhyte
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Mmm, fraid not. Although the app apperas in the processes list of the task manager, it doesnt appear in the running application tab of the task manager so its not seen as a application.

Is there somewhere in the registry the location is stored of objects like this?
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by:houssam_ballout
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had you try it on another user account?
or use system restore?
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by:daiwhyte
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log  in as a different user, is that what your suggesting?
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by:houssam_ballout
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yeah try this first
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by:daiwhyte
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trying it now, I suspect this will allow me to see the application but when I log back in as the user with the problem will still be there. Lets see.
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by:orangutang
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Also, maybe try deleting
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop
Also, maybe the file is hidden? Try opening your folder options, click "View", click "Show hidden files and folders", and click "OK".
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daiwhyte earned 0 total points
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Ran out of time on this one and had to create a new profile to resolve the issue. Tried all of the above but no joy ;0(

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by:houssam_ballout
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try to restore your computer back to an earlier time.
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by:daiwhyte
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will try when this happens next time. Thanks for all your help Houssam Ballout, just wasnt  enough time, user needed to get back on to their machine. Im going to see how the user goes today, if they want me to revert the machine back to the old profile, I will try the system restore option.
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