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Microsoft KB Archive/103149

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Closing Minimized Terminal Saves an Incorrect Window Position


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1


In Windows NT, if you minimize Terminal when you close it, incorrect window coordinates (xposition, yposition, width, and height) are saved to the Registry, which causes Terminal to be in a very small window the next time you start it.

NOTE: Terminal saves its window coordinates to the Registry upon exit so that the next time you run Terminal, the window should be displayed in the same position (xposition, yposition) and size (width, height).


If Terminal is minimized when closed, instead of recording the window coordinates to the Registry, Terminal records the window coordinates of the minimized icon to the following keys:

   HKEY_CURRENT_USER on Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\Terminal\ 

The coordinates used the next time you start Terminal cause the Terminal window to be displayed where the Terminal icon was displayed at the last Terminal exit.


To work around this problem, open Terminal before you exit so that correct coordinates are saved to the Registry.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodnt

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Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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