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    Sleep and Hybernate Mess Up Desktop

    When I put my desktop (Intel i7 Win7 Home Premium) into Sleep or Hibernate, it comes back up with the desktop icons rearranged and the opening screens of Windows Explorer and Word 2010 shrunk to 2/3 of the screen size. How can I nail the settings down?

    (I've locked the taskbars, but this makes no difference.)

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    What are your desktop view settings?

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    ViewSettings.docxHere they are.

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    Thanks but I was wondering about your DESKTOP view settings. Right click a blank area on the desktop and select View.

    Joe

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    small icons
    auto arrange icons unchecked
    align icons to grid checked
    show desktop icons checked
    show desktop gadgets checked

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    Have you changed the native screen resolution?

    Joe

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    No.

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    What is the size of Windows Explorer when first loaded?

    Have you re-sized either app during use before sleep?

    Joe

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    I prefer to run programs with window edges as close to the screen edges as possible, though not Auto-snapped to full screen (so that I can resize to view two programs at the same time). When I shut down at night (either through the menus or by pressing the Start button on the computer case) and reboot in the morning, Windows Explorer initially loads at the size it was when I shut down. If it was at 2/3 screen, it comes back at 2/3. If it was full screen (but not maximized), it loads with the window edges at the screen edges, with the desktop icon positions scrambled. The same happens with Word, Excel, Outlook, Firefox, etc.

    When program windows change to 2/3 screen size after sleep/hibernate, I do what the gurus advise: hold down Shift and pull the margins to the edges of the screen and then exit through the File - Exit menu rather than using the X in the box at the top right.

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    If you have multiple windows open of the same application Windows generally remembers the size of the last window opened.

    Joe

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    Joe -

    I seldom open multiple instances of the same application, and the re-sizing happens even if only a single instance is open, stretched to full screen.

    Ken

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    Can you create another user account and see if it happens with the new account?

    Joe

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