Through the title bar ?



  • Hello,

    I’ve a very strange problem on Notepad++ (just installed the last version, the problem remains).

    On my Windows screen, let’s say I put two windows: one is Notepad++, one is some other window (for example, a web browser, the Windows file explorer, or anything else).

    I maximize those two windows, and I put the “Notepad ++” one on front (so the other one is on the back).

    My problem is that when I click on the Notepad++ Title bar (with the intention to move it, to another screen for example, so I let the mouse button pushed), the mouse pointer just go “through” the Notepad++ window title bar and I move… the window on the background instead ! Which is not what I want, of course.

    The problem seems erratic (does not always happen).

    I don’t have this problem with any other software, only Notepad++.

    I don’t remember having seen such problem in any Windows software (and I’m using it since Windows 3.11…)

    I didn’t have this problem before (I’ve been using Notepad++ for years without any problem), so I don’t know what is happening.

    My config is the following:

    • Win 10 64 bits FR
    • Notepad++ 7.9 32bits (installed version)

    NB: I’ve the same problem on my laptop.

    If anyone has any idea, I’m interested :)

    Many thanks ! :)



  • @Nicolas-Nachtergaele said in Through the title bar ?:

    I maximize those two windows, and I put the “Notepad ++” one on front (so the other one is on the back).
    My problem is that when I click on the Notepad++ Title bar (with the intention to move it, to another screen for example, so I let the mouse button pushed), the mouse pointer just go “through” the Notepad++ window title bar and I move… the window on the background instead ! Which is not what I want, of course.

    Strange indeed. I don’t have this problem. Consider, when a window is maximized, you can’t move it by holding left-click mouse on the title bar. The window needs to be in a non-maximized state. Unless my Windows 10 64-bit install is messed up?

    Maybe a screenshot or screencast to show what you mean?

    Cheers.



  • @Michael-Vincent said in Through the title bar ?:

    when a window is maximized, you can’t move it by holding left-click mouse on the title bar.

    I don’t find this to be a true statement under Windows 10.

    when I click on the Notepad++ Title bar (with the intention to move it, to another screen for example, so I let the mouse button pushed), the mouse pointer just go “through” the Notepad++ window title bar and I move… the window on the background instead

    I don’t have the OP’s problem, either.

    Similar to OP’s problem? : https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/8380



  • @Nicolas-Nachtergaele said in Through the title bar ?:

    The problem seems erratic (does not always happen).

    Maybe try it either of 2 ways:

    1. Slam your mouse pointer up to the top of the screen, then attempt to click-n-drag
    2. Point the the vertical middle of the Notepad++ title bar and then do the click-n-drag

    My guess would be that (2) will be successful and (1) will result in the problem your complaint is based upon.



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Through the title bar ?:

    when a window is maximized, you can’t move it by holding left-click mouse on the title bar.

    I don’t find this to be a true statement under Windows 10.

    A little Google-ing. seems you need to have the snap features turned on - which I don’t. So I’m experiencing default “old” Windows behavior - maximized Windows can’t be “moved” unless you un-max them.

    Thanks @Alan-Kilborn.

    Cheers.



  • @Michael-Vincent said in Through the title bar ?:

    seems you need to have the snap features turned on

    Hmm, I did not know this.
    Thanks, @Michael-Vincent

    I actually hate the snap feature (I’m an old-timer) but I did not know that it could be “off”.
    I’ve since turned it off and am – and will be more so in the future – happier.

    I’m not sure why click+drag of a maximized window has to be tied into “snap”, but whatever.
    It will be the one-and-only feature of my now-defunct snap-ability that I will miss.



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Through the title bar ?:

    I actually hate the snap feature (I’m an old-timer)

    I resemble that remark!
    :-)


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