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  • Winamp cut off top of screen

    Hi All,

    Long time, first time :-)

    Bizarre thing has happened recently - the top of my Winamp is cut off due to:
    - The program is not full screen
    - It has been dragged up past the top of the monitor - unclear how
    (See attached image - the top of the image is the very top of my monitor)

    But as a result, I cannot access the menu bar and cannot maximise it again.

    I've tried closing and reopening, restarting machine and even uninstalling and reinstalling and after a reinstall, it opens the same way?!

    I've also tried playing with the screen dimensions and resolution to try and shock the position back to default but that hasn't worked either.

    Any thoughts as to how I can resolve this?
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Hold down the Shift key and right-click on the Winamp taskbar icon. Click on the Move command in the context menu that appears and the mouse pointer should change to a 4-headed arrow. Then you should be able to click on Winamp and drag it another position on your screen.

    If that doesn't work, you can shutdown Winamp and delete the "studio.xnf" file in your users-appdata-roaming-winamp folder. When you restart Winamp your active skin should appear in it's default position using it's default over-all dimensions. If you want, you can change the active skin's position and over-all dimensions. The studio.xnf file is recreated containing this data for use by future Winamp sessions.

    The position and size data for every skin you use is saved in the studio.xnf file. So, at some point, you will need to switch to and reconfigure (if needed) any other skins you use. Then the customized position and size data for all the skins you use will be saved in the studio.xnf file and used in future Winamp sessions.
    Last edited by Aminifu; 26 December 2017, 15:37.
    Winamp v5.9.2.10042 - Quinto Black CT v3.8 skin
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit v22H2 desktop - Logitech Z906 5.1 speaker system


    • #3
      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. The amount of time I spent tinkering around....

      The 4-headed arrow thing didn't work - the click and drag went nowhere but deleting studio.xnf did the job perfectly.

      Thank you!


      • #4
        And to avoid future issues go now to the [assuming that you use Windows 7]


        and copy all of its content. This are your config files

        On top of that you should also make an image of the whole system; with third party software, not some Windows based half-measure


        • #5
          You can not prevent file corruption (and/or user error) from occurring from time to time, but you can make it easier to recover.

          Backups allow you to return to the point in the past when the backup was made. This may be better than rebuilding from scratch, but is not very helpful if the backup is very old. Koopa has developed a small app that lets you easily backup and restore some or all of Winamp specific user data (

          Make a habit of making general and specific backups of everything on your computer. Update these backups on a regular basis and store the updates on removable drives that can be attached when needed.
          Winamp v5.9.2.10042 - Quinto Black CT v3.8 skin
          Windows 11 Home 64-bit v22H2 desktop - Logitech Z906 5.1 speaker system