Gaps in IE window when you move it from the task bar to the main v

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by mike, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. mike

    mike Guest


    This is more an irritating "cosmetic" problem rather than a life threating
    issue but would like to know why it happens and if it can be stopped.

    If I open up an IE window and then minimize it to the task bar and then at a
    later time click on it again on the task bar to bring it back up on the
    screen - sometimes when it comes back up again there will be bits missing
    from it. Usually one of the menu bars across the top and you can see bits of
    the desktop through the IE window.

    It looks very naff and its annoying.

    If I then rapidly minimize the window again and bring it back up the
    "missing bits" will be there again and it will look ok.

    Anyone any ideas please


    mike, Dec 23, 2007
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  2. Before minimizing the window load About:Blank on top of whatever you have
    open there. Then perform your test. Does the problem occur then?
    If not there would likely be something active in the other page causing
    the symptom. For the same reason, you should do this test with no other
    apps running.

    You need to refine your symptom description in order to figure out what
    is causing it and in order to see what you can do about minimizing the problem

    That's why I want you to minimize the amount of other activity.
    Doing what you are doing may only be interrupting whatever
    is causing your symptom enough that the rest of the page
    can finally be rendered.

    Tip: use Process Explorer or Task Manager to get some idea of what
    processing is going on when the symptom is present. You may also get
    more clues by running ProcMon but that would probably only be most useful
    to you if you had two cases to compare, e.g. one displaying normally and
    another not.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Dec 23, 2007
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