[Fix] Apps and Programs Automatically Minimize in Windows 10
Today in this topic, we are going to address a very strange problem of Windows OS which you might not have even thought about.
Recently a few AskVG readers have asked us about following two weird problems in Windows 10 operating system:
Problem 1: Users can't see titlebar buttons (minimize, maximize/restore, close) in modern apps
Problem 2: Many programs automatically minimize to Taskbar when a sub-window is opened
Now let's talk about these problems in details!
Many times in Windows 10, users don't get the titlebar in modern (or metro) apps. The modern apps launch in full screen mode and users can't use the caption buttons such as minimize, maximize/restore or close.
Also if a user opens a sub-window in any running program such as opening compose email window in an email client software, the main program window is automatically minimized to Taskbar.
If you are also facing this problem in Windows 10, this tutorial will help you in troubleshooting this annoying problem.
Actually its not a problem, its a feature by design in Windows 10. You might have heard about the new "Tablet Mode" (aka Continuum) feature introduced in Windows 10. This feature works like a bridge between PC and touch-enabled devices such as tablets. When this Tablet Mode is enabled, all modern apps open in full screen mode and that's why sometimes the main program window is automatically minimized if you open a sub-window in it.
So to fix this problem, you just need to turn the Tablet Mode off. You can disable Tablet Mode using following steps:
METHOD 1: Using Action Center
1. Click on Action Center (or Notification Center) icon in Taskbar notification area.
2. Now click on "Tablet mode" tile to disable the tablet mode immediately.
METHOD 2: Using Settings App
1. Press WIN+I keys together to open Settings app.
2. Now go to "System -> Tablet mode" section and set the option "Make windows more touch-friendly when using your devices as a tablet" to Off.
That's it. As soon as you disable Tablet Mode feature, your both problems (missing titlebar buttons and programs keep automatically minimized) to Taskbar will be fixed.
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