Windows - Title bar and menu bar disappearing, multiple apps

Kcm06 1 Reputation point

For some reason on certain monitors my top menu bar on all of my programs disappears when I click the button to maximize the window to the full size of the monitor. I do not believe this is a corrupt file situation, as some other responses to similar questions indicate. I believe this is a specific issue with the windows not automatically recognizing the size of the monitor. When I use my monitor at home I have no problems. When I use my monitor at work I have this issue. When I use the monitor at a family member's house I have this issue as well. What can I do to resolve this?

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,676 Reputation points MVP
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  2. Kapil Arya 7,761 Reputation points MVP


    Suggest you to run System File Checker scan:

    1. Search for 'command prompt' using Cortana or Windows Search.
    2. From results, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    3. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter key.
    4. Let the command complete and then reboot the machine.

    If issue still persists, perform clean boot:

    Let us know if this helps!

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  3. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points

    Hello KCM06,

    In this cases, there is a difference in resolution that can be adjusted in the Windows Display Settings:

    • On Settings > Display, go to Screen resolution and select "Recommended" or the value below or above.
    • Also select the option to Detect Monitor to rescan the device.
    • Additionally from Device Manager, you can install or update the monitor driver to ensure that your computer has the las driver version to communicate correctly with that monitor.


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