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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Weird W7 thing


Hey,

A couple of times now I have cleaned my mouse and accidentally opened up some feature in windows 7 that darkens the screen background and displays all the windows fitted on the screen.

This is not tiling or cascading - it's something different.

I can't see how I did it, but it must have been a mouse action. Anyone know what I am going on about ?

Posted September 11, 2014, 21:56:06 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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Not a clue, Mate. Given that I can't see what you did, I couldn't even venture a guess. Sad

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Offline DD1975
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It wasn't the show desktop thing you get when you put the cursor in the bottom left hand side of the screen is it Freddy?

I do that one all the time by accident  Cheesy

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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Re: Weird W7 thing


Nope it's not DD.

I've never seen it before on any version of windows.

You know how on some sites if you click on an image it brings the image up and then darkens the surrounding screen ? It's like that, but instead of the image it's my windows.

I can't see what I could have clicked to recreate it.

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:11:55 PM Logged

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If it happens again, hit [PrtScn], open your graphics app, paste and post. Cheesy

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If it isn't ALT + TAB or WIN + TAB, the only two I know, but there might be others  scratch-head  then I guess it could be some kind of mouse feature maybe that got installed with the mouse software. 

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:30:17 PM Logged

Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Not those. Nothing on the mouse is doing it. Weird. Oh well thanks all for trying.

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:34:54 PM Logged

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There are TONS of [winKey]+[something else] combinations, so if it involved the keyboard it could be almost anything, but I got the impression that it was a combination of only mouse buttons hit. Again, seeing as I don't know what mouse Freddy uses, I again have no clue. Undecided

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Offline Data
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These windows features work in different ways depending on having Aero on or off.  idea

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:37:22 PM Logged

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I got it to do it again, bizarrely by cleaning the mouse again. I can't figure out the mouse combination.

Got an image :

http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy275/Rogad/windows-thing_zps778ca4eb.jpg
Weird W7 thing


I thought the screen darkened, but maybe it doesn't.

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:45:49 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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That looks like a video glitch, similar to one that I get when the screensaver stops. Normally, I only get that "blackness" on either Firefox or Chrome browsers, and from the looks of it, your Chrome is the thing affected. AMD vid card, right?

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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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AMD yes.

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:51:36 PM Logged

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I think you may be right - I could recreate it with buttons briefly. But then it stopped doing it - so I don't think it is an intended feature.

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:53:47 PM Logged

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Oddly the transition to that screenshot was animated - it sort of zoomed them. Very odd  scratch-head

Posted September 11, 2014, 22:58:56 PM Logged

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It's some kind of mouse feature, Microsoft mice do something like that

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ReviewMicrosoftTouchMouseForWindows7.aspx

Try turning Aero on, it might fix Chrome not working, by turning it off you are in affect disabling acceleration on the desktop, but I understand your card does struggle with 2D acceleration  lol

Posted September 11, 2014, 23:04:18 PM Logged
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