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    Application opens on a non existant display

    Bit of a weird one this. I've downloaded a little app called Dia which help you make diagrams with which I am to do the room layout for the conf in June. However, when I open the app it shoots off (the animation that is) to the left hand side of the screen as if it was opening on a screen that is not present. I can see it running on the task bar and it shows the app OK, but I simply cannot get it on my main display. Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    when I open the app it shoots off (the animation that is) to the left hand side of the screen as if it was opening on a screen that is not present. I can see it running on the task bar and it shows the app OK, but I simply cannot get it on my main display. Any help?
    Can you right-click on the task bar item, choose "move" and move the window back on to your screen via the keyboard arrow keys?

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    No. It steadfastly refuses to move

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    I'm thinking could you use some 3rd party app out there to "grab" the window and force it to be where you are wanting?

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    Assuming it's windows? Can you right click taskbar and "cascade" them? or show sidebyside etc? Or doesn't it show in taskbar?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    No. It steadfastly refuses to move
    Hit "restore" first?

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    All I get when I right click is the program name 'Dia', 'Pin this Program to Taskbar' and 'Close'.

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    Try the windows key and left or right arrow few times and see if it comes into view then (this just does the side by side snap view)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    All I get when I right click is the program name 'Dia', 'Pin this Program to Taskbar' and 'Close'.
    Try right clicking on taskbar (not icon) and cascading, or does that still not show it?


    *Edit - Other option ofcourse would be to delete the config/registry file linked with the position. So it defaults to normal

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    Last edited by Steve21; 24th March 2011 at 02:56 PM.

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    Try and install the GTK package for your system 32 or 64bit

    GTK+ - Download for Windows

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    Just alt-tab to the window, use Alt+Space, then M, then an Arrow key.

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    Go into the moniter resolution settings and disable all other screens while you have the app open, this should cause the system to re-evaluate the viewable area and move it back onto the single screen. This does assume there are not dodgey multiscreen plugins/apps that get in the way of this.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 25th March 2011 at 05:53 AM.

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    Just checking the FAQ on the dia site
    Q: Why does my copy of Dia for Windows die when I try to load it?
    A: Because the HOME environment variable is not set. Add a line like this to your autoexec.bat file: set HOME=c:\home then restart your computer and make sure c:\home exists. The path should not contain any spaces and is case-sensitive (c:\Home is not the same as c:\home). As of Dia 0.88.1, this problem should no longer happen.
    Dia FAQ


    Also I would close down Dia, double check your display settings both through either the relevant setup / config util ie that ATI or Nvidia / Intel or whoever use and also through the normal display settings and as a temp thing set the display settings to a default resolution / refresh rate etc ie 1024 * 768 @ 60 hz


    Reboot obviously after adding / changing the above environment variable /autoexec.bat file


    Also what OS are you running ?? Windows 7 ??

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