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steevcoco
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Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

I have just done the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade. Everything seems to be working fine; except for this issue.

 

Every time I simply close and re-open the laptop lid, the open windows are resized.

 

Most windows get restored to where they started, yet they seem to ALL have been resized and then sized to their previous location. You can tell because minimizing / restoring windows does not remember the actual last size that you used.

 

But some windows DO NOT get resized back where I left them. Chrome in partiular becomes crazy. Sometimes the window becomes maximized; and other times it gets sized to a smaller rectangle at the top left of the screen.

 

You can see all the windows flicker and jump around when you re-open the lid.

 

... My laptop is the ThinkPad W540.

 

 

MsInfo32:

 

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.10240 Build 10240
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name COCOTPW540
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 20BG0016US
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU LENOVO_MT_20BG
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2694 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO GNET73WW (2.21 ), 3/12/2015
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.11
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer LENOVO
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10240.16392"
User Name CocoTpW540\Steven
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.62 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.81 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.93 GB
Page File Space 1.19 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

 

 

Components / Display:

 

Name NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_11FC&SUBSYS_221E17AA&REV_A1\4&23A19969&0&0008
Adapter Type Quadro K2100M, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Adapter RAM (2,147,483,648) bytes
Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version 10.18.13.5362
INF File oem86.inf (Section040 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries Not Available
Resolution Not Available
Bits/Pixel Not Available
Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xB10FFFFF
Memory Address 0x80000000-0x91FFFFFF
Memory Address 0x90000000-0x91FFFFFF
I/O Port 0x00004F80-0x00004FFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967289
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (10.18.13.5362, 10.63 MB (11,142,984 bytes), 7/23/2015 4:02 AM)

Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0416&SUBSYS_221E17AA&REV_06\3&21436425&0&10
Adapter Type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Adapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Installed Drivers igdumdim64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd12umd64.dll,igdumdim32,igd10iumd32,igd10iumd32,igd12umd32
Driver Version 10.18.15.4256
INF File oem76.inf (iHSWM_w10 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 2880 x 1620 x 50 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xB1400000-0xB17FFFFF
Memory Address 0xA0000000-0xAFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x00005000-0x0000503F
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967290
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd64.sys (10.18.15.4256, 6.09 MB (6,389,688 bytes), 7/18/2015 12:36 AM)

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Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Do you have an external monitor attached?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
steevcoco
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Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Hi:

 

No I don't. I saw a few posts about problems with external monitors; but I am just using the laptop diplay.

 

... This does have the dual graphics cards (well, the NVIDIA card and the Intel chip). I don't know if the cards switch when I close the lid: but pulling the plug has no effect. I conceived that it might be triggered by the display cards switching; but I don't know that --- I don't even know exactly when the cards switch or even how to tell!

 

... For completeness, this will happen when the laptop is plugged in: just close and reopen the lid.

 

I am considering doing a backup and a system "reset" to see if that cures it; but I am doubting it will. And I will need to find time to do that.

 

It's annoying! If the task manager is open on the bottom right corner of the screen, when you reopen the lid it jumps to the middle of the screen.

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

It sounds like Windows is changing resolutions briefly when you cycle the lid. Not sure why, though.

Shot in the dark, but try disabling the power savings options in Intel graphics control panel?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Message 5 of 16

Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Dissapointment ...

 

I did a full reset of Windows-10 --- removed all user files and re-installed the system from scratch; with the Recovery options in Windows 10. That was 2 days ago; and I've gotten all available updates from Lenovo and Windows ... and the problem still exists.

 

I have a video:

 

https://youtu.be/J_ynxSzpnP0

 

The recorder ran and captured the behavior. The most annoying part is that certain windows, such as the Control Panel, will become duplicated when this happens! I had one window open; and after just closing and opening the lid, there winds up being four of them! It's very very annoying!

 

... Also: I tried diabling the power options in the Intel control panel; and it seems to have had no effect. ... Perhaps though, I didn't do the right thing: the best I can figure out is setting the power setting to Maximum Performance.

 

Anyone have a suggestion of where I can get more help from Lenovo or Windows? ... Much appreciated in any case.

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Message 6 of 16

Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Yeah, I have this same issue. Yoga Pro 2, high resolution laptop screen. Nothing is attached. When I close the lid and open it, the screen appears to first start as either MUCH lower resolution, or it sticks it at a very high DPI setting. For a split second the task bar is about 3x as large and icons are much larger. The windows don't "Fit" at this size, and so they are shrunk. Then Win10 resizes to the higher resolution settings and all of my windows are mini and placed at top left of laptop.

 

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Message 7 of 16

Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Minor update:

 

I performed another Windows 10 reset: I reset the operating system, keeping User Files. So the system got re-installed.

 

I ran Windows Update until all updates came down. I also ran the Lenovo System Update and installed all updates.

 

Specifically, at this point, I haven't gone looking for additional drivers, such as the graphics drivers --- and on this dual-graphics, there is no control panel for the high performance NVIDIA GPU ... I don't know if that is making any difference.

 

The bug DOES persist; but behaves marginally different at this point ... at least, the open Chrome window no longer resizes; and the Task Manager doesn't move; but other things still jump around, and the open Control Panel window becomes duplicated.

 

Again, this is just by closing and re-opening the laptop lid. The Lid-Closed behavior is set to "Do Nothing"; and the Intel Graphics is set to High Performacen mode. ... So I don't know if they do, but I would not understand why the graphics would switch when the lid closes: they still might.

 

I have another video that captures the behavior. Again: there is no Lid-Closed action, and just closing and re-opening the lid causes the resolution to switch back and forth. YouTube:

 

https://youtu.be/Qapt3ZyOVE4

 

... I would like to see this cured, since it is truly a very annoying bug! Your work becomes disrupted simply from closing the lid.

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Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Hah!

 

This is surely a bug; but something made the resolution switching stop:

 

In the Display Settings, I set the scaling slider to 100%.

 

In the advanced settings, I clicked Set A Custom Scaling Level; and I set THIS to 150%.

 

And now the scaling seems just like setting the slider to 150% ... but there is no resolution switching! No windows jump around, and nothing strange seems to happen!

 

So for the moment, this actually seems to be working as expected! There MUST be a bug here ...

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Message 9 of 16

Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

I think I may have figured this out for my new S41.

 

My Chrome was also resizing itself everytime I shut the lid and it was driving me batsh!t crazy.

 

I had already adjusted the from 150% to 100% on the main Display Settings page but I noticed that funny things were happening near the Task bar (located on the left side of the screen). I couldn't drag my Hangouts bubble next to the bar, it disappeared many pixels before the bar. But, the main thing driving me nuts were all the windows resizing when I closed the lid.

 

Just now I went into the Advanced Display Settings on the Display Settings screen. 

 

Then choose Advanced sizing of text and other items

 

Then set a custom scaling level - drag it to 100%.

 

I haven't noticed anything rendering any differently than it did before but now my windows don't resize themselves and I'm able to move things right up to the taskbar.

 

This will definitely preserve my sanity.

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Re: Windows 10: Open Windows Are Resized When The Lid Is Closed

Yes:

 

 

I don't want to go on for no reason; but I found the same solution ... Which means in other words you have to set the scaling to 100%.

 

Unfortunately, I have a 3K monitor, and I need some scaling or else the text is too small to read. So as in my post, at least I am glad it works in some way --- I had to set the main slider to 100%, and then I can set a scaling in the custom dialog. --- So that would only seem to matter for high res displays, which might require some scaling.

 

It sure seems like a bug in either case.

 

Things have been fine; but one time today, I foiund my windows resized: I didn't notice when or how it happened, but all the windows again shrunk up to the top left. So there seems to be something odd still lurking somewhere ... Thankfully this has been the only instance for a long time now.

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