[Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

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[Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby loyukfai » 13.12.2009 14:33:21

As title, couldn't move Chrome windows from one desktop to another...

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby sebekz » 11.03.2010 15:25:51

I confirm this problem in my Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installation. I run the latest Chrome 4.0.249.89 (38071).

What is also weird, sometimes Chrome windows which were created on other desktops (e.g. Desktop 2) automagically duplicate themselves on Desktop 1. I have such Chrome window right now. It is an exact copy, or maybe better said - the very same window. Whatever I do in this window on Desktop 2, is also reflected on Desktop 1, and vice-versa.

Is there a fix for this, some special settings tweak? Please help.

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby Sebastian » 21.03.2010 20:35:57

:dex:,

did my best to reproduce your problem. Without success. :?
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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby ejdaly » 22.03.2010 13:28:05

I have the same issue: Windows7 64-bit Pro, Dexpot 1.5

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby gjain89 » 20.04.2010 23:14:04

I have the same problem with Dexpot 1.5 and Chrome on Win 7 Pro x64.

Anyone found a solution to it?

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby Sebastian » 20.04.2010 23:35:50

:dex:,

if nobody offers proper instructions; how should we reproduce your problem?
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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby loyukfai » 21.04.2010 20:00:05

It's working now, but caveat emptor.

First of all, in Windows 7, the Dexpot sub-menu doesn't appear at all when you right-click the taskbar icons. I assume it only happens when one uses Aero Glass...?

Secondly, for other programs/windows, one can right-click the title bar and invoke the Dexpot menu, but Chrome uses its own codes so it doesn't work.

Thirdly, it's possible to use hot-keys to move Chrome windows now.

Cheers.

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby Patrick » 21.04.2010 20:42:58

Oh, I get it now. :idea:

It's not moving Chrome windows in general that doesn't work, it's moving Chrome windows using the system menu entries. In fact none of the Dexpot system menu commands have any effect on Chrome. We'll investigate and try to fix it.

loyukfai wrote:First of all, in Windows 7, the Dexpot sub-menu doesn't appear at all when you right-click the taskbar icons.

That's a feature of the new taskbar. You have to right-click while holding the shift key.

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby loyukfai » 21.04.2010 21:02:30

Patrick wrote:That's a feature of the new taskbar. You have to right-click while holding the shift key.


Oh thanks very much!!! Dexpot has fallen off my radar since upgrading to Win7 because of this issue, now I could get back to work... : )

Cheers!

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby Patrick » 22.04.2010 14:41:44

Fixed. :ok:

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby stolsvik » 11.10.2010 13:13:24

I just wanted to chime in on the Google Chrome problem with duplicating windows: I have this problem: Sometimes a Chrome window is duplicated to other desktops. Initial poster mentioned that is duplicated to desktop 1 - for me it is random. I use "move to next" and "move to previous" shortcuts (move my view of which desktop, not move a window to next/prev desktop) - and I believe that sometimes I "duplicate along" a Chrome window. Needless to say, this is very frustrating!

One can get out of the situation by using right-click menu and move both of the duplicates to some desktop (e.g. chrome is duplicated to #2 and #3, then move both of those to #1. It kinda seems like it duplicates the window entry in the what-resides-on-which-desktop database, believing that the one window is two different applications - or something)

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Re: [Windows 7] Google Chrome Windows Not Moving

Postby stolsvik » 12.10.2010 09:50:06

I just realized what triggers this copied-Chromes situation: Opening an URL from another program. I.e., when I read my email in Outlook, and then click a link in some email (assuming that Chrome does not reside on the same desktop as Outlook). This opens up the link in a new tab in an existing Chrome window - but in addition copies that Chrome window to the same desktop as Outlook resides on. Hope that was clear.


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