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I know it's not critical, but it's damn annoying. I like to have Windows show the windows contents while dragging. And, regardless of me changing this setting: -



to "Adjust for best appearance" the settings only work while the computer is on, after a reboot the setting is lost. But the settings still show "Adjust for best appearance". I have to change them and save and then change them back again every time I switch on my PC.

Again I know it's no biggie, but it's annoying. Anyone else having a similar issues or know of something that I can do to fix this? Google has been no help so far...

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    Open Registry Editor (press [Win]+[R] and type "regedit" and press [Enter]) and go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop".  Left-click the key to open it, and then right-click the key and click "Permissions..."

    There should be four entries; click through them one by one:

RESTRICTED — should have Read checked
SYSTEM — should have Full control and Read checked
{your login name} — should also have Full control and Read checked
Administrators — should have Full control and Read checked as well

    If it is not that way, let me know and I'll explain how to fix the registry permissions.

    If all is fine however, let's just change the setting manually: Look over in the pane on the right-hand side, and look for a value named "DragFullWindows" (if you can't find it, right-click in an open area in the right side and click "New\String Value" and type "DragFullWindows").  Double-click on the "DragFullWindows" entry and type "1" and click [OK].  Log off and back on, and see if the setting stuck.  If it didn't, go back to Registry Editor and report the value of "DragFullWindows".

    I hope we can figure this one out! thumb.gif
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Firstly, thanks so much for your detailed and empathetic response! thumb.gif

OK, so I checked all four entries, all of which were set-up the way you mentioned. Both Joe (JOE-PC\Joe) and Administrators (JOE-PC\Administrators) had full-control and read. There was also one there called ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES, which was and is set as "read" only. DragFullWindows was also already set to 1.

After rebooting, still no luck. I've taken a screenshot of what the current settings are when it is still not working and you can see that I have taken the screenshot whilst dragging a window.

Still the only way to get it working (during that logon session only) is by setting "Adjust for best appearance" off and then on again.

I have all the latest Windows updates, just thought I would mention.



I was wandering what other programs I have that could be interfering with the desktop settings. My mind went straight to Stardock's Start8 and Fences which I have. Fences, which was getting on my nerves anyway I un-installed. The problem appeared to be solved after first reboot, however after switching the pc this morning, the issue is back again...

Could Start8 be interfering?

Thanks Techie007
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Have edited my reply... The problem is back!
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    It is possible that Start8 is interfering.  Could you uninstall it and try Classic Shell instead?
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    It is possible that Start8 is interfering.  Could you uninstall it and try Classic Shell instead?

I'll try un-installing it first. I really don't like Classic Shell, I've paid for Start8 as well.
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