If you can not place a window partially off screen
I like sometimes to drag and drop a window partially off screen in order to view information I need to monitor, such as a conversion’s progress, while working with other open windows.
Yet Windows 8 (and sometimes Windows 7) won’t let me do this off screen partial placement; it immediately brings such windows back to full view.
At the Easy Access Center in the Control Panel > “Make the Mouse Easier to Use”, I checked the option “Prevent windows from being automatically arranged…”, yet even this did not let me enjoy partial placement of open windows off screen.
Here is a solution I’ve found accidentally. If you Ctrl+drag a window and drop it partially or completely off screen, it will stay there!