I've been having a problem with some windows just disappearing from my desktop although they are sitting right there on the task bar. It's happened with Serpent Moon, it's happened most often with BigFish, but what really iced the cake was when my email program decided not to come back from its minimized state on the taskbar. I can click on the small icon and watch it fly
off-screen to the right but I sure can't see it on the screen in front of me.
I found out what's going on when I took a screenshot of Serpent Moon and by gum, it was there all right but on another desktop
to the right of the one I'm seeing.
Here's what I'm talking about.
On the left, you see Windows Update. On the right, you see the extra desktop. Sometimes it will be complete with shortcut icons, sometimes not. Sometimes the shortcut icons will be reversed in position but not mirror images.
This is making me nuttier than I already am. If any of you real experts have the slightest idea what I can do to stop this, please let me know.
System Restore doesn't affect it, btw. Sometimes rebooting does...but not often enough.