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outline of box moves

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Paul H, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let up on
    the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let up
    > on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    > outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.


    What sort of "box"?
     
  3. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    This very window that I am typing into right now is an example. I'm using
    Windows Mail so have non-full-screen "box".


    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hoga8c$l4i$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    > news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let up
    >> on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    >> outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.

    >
    > What sort of "box"?
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:36:23 -0500, "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com>
    wrote:

    >This very window that I am typing into right now is an example. I'm using
    >Windows Mail so have non-full-screen "box".
    >
    >
    >"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:hoga8c$l4i$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let up
    >>> on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    >>> outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.

    >>
    >> What sort of "box"?


    XP has an option called "Show window contents while dragging." I
    assume Windows 7 has a similar option, although I can't tell you where
    to find it or why it may have changed on its own.
     
  5. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    Thank you. I Googled "Show window contents while dragging." and got
    instructions. The option was turned on, but I turned it off then back on
    and the problem went away. Must be some W7 bug!

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uicnq5l3coj24dg4dma0k0i1t0371ialao@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:36:23 -0500, "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>This very window that I am typing into right now is an example. I'm using
    >>Windows Mail so have non-full-screen "box".
    >>
    >>
    >>"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>news:hoga8c$l4i$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>> All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let
    >>>> up
    >>>> on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    >>>> outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.
    >>>
    >>> What sort of "box"?

    >
    > XP has an option called "Show window contents while dragging." I
    > assume Windows 7 has a similar option, although I can't tell you where
    > to find it or why it may have changed on its own.
    >
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:39:05 -0500, "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com>
    wrote:

    >"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:uicnq5l3coj24dg4dma0k0i1t0371ialao@4ax.com...
    >> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:36:23 -0500, "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>This very window that I am typing into right now is an example. I'm using
    >>>Windows Mail so have non-full-screen "box".
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:hoga8c$l4i$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>> All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let
    >>>>> up
    >>>>> on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    >>>>> outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.
    >>>>
    >>>> What sort of "box"?

    >>
    >> XP has an option called "Show window contents while dragging." I
    >> assume Windows 7 has a similar option, although I can't tell you where
    >> to find it or why it may have changed on its own.
    >>

    >Thank you. I Googled "Show window contents while dragging." and got
    >instructions. The option was turned on, but I turned it off then back on
    >and the problem went away. Must be some W7 bug!


    You're welcome. I'm glad you figured it out and thanks for posting
    back with your success so that others may also find it.
     
  7. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> wrote in message
    news:hofvp3$9mg$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until I let up
    > on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want the box, not it's
    > outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.


    You didn't mention which OS you are using, but it is basically the same for
    most
    versions. Either you accidently changed a setting, or a new piece of
    software did.
    Go to Control Panel/Performance Information & Tools/Adjust Visual Effects
    and either select Let Windows Choose, or another option.
    You can choose custom and then select from the list.

    FiOS-Dave
     
  8. Don McC

    Don McC Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <ILoveSpam@pchplano.com> queries:

    > All of a sudden when I drag a box, only the outline moves until
    > I let up on the mouse key. I did not change anything. I want
    > the box, not it's outline, to move. I wonder why it changed.


    Glad you got the problem sorted. Moving the outline only is
    a way of dealing with a graphic intensive desktop that otherwise
    "skids" across the screen. For those who might be interested,
    the change can be made by:

    Right click Desktop
    Click Properties
    Click "Effects" tab
    Check "Show window contents while dragging"
    Click "Apply" and click "Close"

    And yes it is an old trick to uncheck a box, close it out,
    then go back and recheck the box. Can unstick a balky
    change.

    --
    Don

    Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are much more pliable.
    ~ Mark Twain
     

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