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Microsoft Photo Editor not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AlexV, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. AlexV

    AlexV Thread Starter

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    Every time I open a file w/ Microsoft Photo Editor, it doesn't open properly. The window pops up on the taskbar, but nothing happens when I click on it. It just stays minimized. Anybody know a solution?

    (Windows XP)


    EDIT: Whoops, I just realized this was the wrong section. Sorry.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If you have a dual output video card, and the secondary screen is enabled (but no screen is installed) it could be opening on the "non-existent" monitor.

    In this case, right click on it in the taskbar and select "move"
    Then use the left or right arrow keys to see if you can get it back to at "actual" monitor (the key depends on which side any "phantom" monitor thinks its installed)

    This is a common problem when only the application in the taskbar appears, but may not be your problem of course.
     
  3. winterfrost

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    Actually, this is a common bug in Microsoft Photo Editor. Bascially if you close it with any portion of the window off the screen, it will actually open the window out of the viewable area.

    See this article for info and how to fix it: "Microsoft Photo Editor window not visible" http://www.techbytes.ca/techbyte110.html
     
  4. AlexV

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    Oh, sweet. Thanks!
     
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