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

Last Published: March 21, 2022


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.


To resolve the issue, use the workaround below.

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

Article ID:000006523

  • ArcMap

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