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Problem closing windows on Toshiba NB 305 netbook

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Greetings,

I have a Toshiba NB 305 netbook running Windows 7 Home. When some windows open, a portion of the bottom window is off the screen and is inaccessible. I am unable to drag the window up because it is already at the top of the screen. This means I can't initiate the action that is at the bottom of the window.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jeff
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by:discgman
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Alt-F4
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by:Starbuck67
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Hmmm...Alt-F4 closes the window. There are other actions at the bottom of the window or dialogue box that I may want to choose, such as Apply or OK.
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If you keep hitting alt-f4 it will close them all then ask you if you want to log off or close. If you are worried about saving files, then you will need to fix the video settings that is causing this problem.
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I don't want to close the window. I want to be able to drag the window up so I can access the choices at the bottom of the dialogue box or window. I can drag the window up to show the choices, but when I release the mouse, the window moves back down again.
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try a higher resolution
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Hi Nobus,

I have tried the higher resolution and if I hide the Task Bar does allow access to the bottom portion of the window or dialogue box. Unfortunately, the text is so small that I can't use the laptop then. There must be some way to drag a window or dialogue box up and then have it stay there.
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What is the size of the screen, what resolution do you have? I would also double check the windows 7 display drivers you are using. You might have to go to intels site and find a better driver.
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Greetings,

First, my apology for entitling this question as "Problem closing window", that was misleading and is why some of you went down a path other than the one I was looking for.

I have found two different sources that allow you to drag a window around by clicking on any portion of the window at the same time pressing certain keys. One solution requires both the WIN & ALT keys to be held down to drag a window. The second solution below only requires pressing the ALT key. They both work on my Toshiba and have solved my problem where the bottom part of the window is off the screen.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/get-the-linux-altwindow-drag-functionality-in-windows/

http://code.google.com/p/altdrag/
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good to hear
if no more help is needed; don't forget to close this
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While the experts gave me some ideas, none of them solved the problem. It was through my own on-line research that I found the solution.
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