Windows 10 - my windows resize automatically and move to top left of the screen

I just upgraded to Windows 10 the other day and everything went without a hitch except one really annoying problem. I usually keep several windows in use throughout the day. I keep them side by side at half screen width and minimize the ones I'm not using. With Windows 10, if I turn my monitor off, all these become about a quarter of the screen size and move to the top left corner. When I come back, I have to return them to their original sizes and locations. I looked all over the settings options and see no way to change this behavior. I turned off the windows snapping features, but that didn't help with this issue.

Hi David,


Thank you for using Windows 10.


Follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue and check if it helps:


Method 1:

Step 1:

Start your computer in safe mode and check if the issue persists:


Step 2:

If it works fine in safe mode, perform clean boot to check if any third party application is causing the issue, as clean boot helps in eliminating software conflicts.

How to perform a clean boot in Windows


Note: After troubleshooting, see the section “How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot” to return the computer to a Normal startup mode.


Method 2:

You may also try to update the graphic card drivers by downloading it manually from the manufacturer’s website and check.


Let us know the results.

Rohit S

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Last updated August 18, 2021 Views 10,640 Applies to: