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Bug: The application window cannot be resized and stays minimized on the taskbar

Description

When launching ArcMap or ArcCatalog, the application opens minimized on the taskbar and can only be maximized. When clicking the restore button on the window, it becomes minimized on the taskbar. This behavior can occur when switching from dual monitors to a single monitor and the application moves off the screen.

Workaround

  • Option 1:

    1. Right-click a blank area on the taskbar and select Minimize All Windows.
    2. Right-click a blank area on the taskbar and select Undo Minimize All.
    3. Resize the application window.

  • Option 2:

    1. Hold the Windows key + M key to minimize all windows.
    2. Hold Shift key + Windows key + M to maximize the windows again.
    3. Resize the application window.