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Windows 7: How to make a small window larger

03 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
 
 
How to make a small window larger

I have a program that opens several smaller windows...[that] will not get larger when I try to use the mouse to stretch them.
A window will pop up on the lower left side of your screen that says "Taskbar and start menu properties".
How do you make that window larger?...
as previously stated, I have a program that I use..that when it opens..it has two smaller windows like this one...within it...I have the same problem with those smaller windows as you will have with this one...I cannot make them larger by placing the mouse prompt on the sides or bottom frame of the window and stretching it.
Hope this makes sence to you.
Thanks Again!
jim

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03 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure about the others, but this can show you how to increase the size of the taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Size

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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03 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

You are not clear, try posting a snapshot of your problem..
are you talking about the "little windows that come up upon hovering mouse" or a simple window.?
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03 Oct 2010   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimwes View Post
I have a program that opens several smaller windows...[that] will not get larger when I try to use the mouse to stretch them.
What program are we talking about here?
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03 Oct 2010   #5

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimwes View Post
A window will pop up on the lower left side of your screen that says "Taskbar and start menu properties".
How do you make that window larger?...
as previously stated, I have a program that I use..that when it opens..it has two smaller windows like this one...within it...I have the same problem with those smaller windows as you will have with this one...I cannot make them larger by placing the mouse prompt on the sides or bottom frame of the window and stretching it.
Hope this makes sence to you.
Thanks Again!
Properties windows are un-sizable. I do not believe that they have ever had a size function. If they are too small to read all of the pertinent information, are you on your native display resolution?
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04 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Some program windows are fixed size, ie. they cannot be resized or maximized. As LiquidSnak pointed out, some properties windows are fixed in their size.
Some programs are designed in this way too, they cannot be resized.

For example, this calculator program here is fixed in size (notice the maximize button grayed out).
http://www.sevenforums.com/projects/69837-calc.html

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12 Oct 2010   #7

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Yep..thats my problem..i guess I will have to live with it.

Thank you!
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12 Oct 2010   #8

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry we couldn't find a solvable issue. It sucks when something you don't like can't be changed
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12 Oct 2010   #9

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thats ok Liquid...I understand whats going on with it. its a very old program I was trying to get to work in win 7 and it was created about 7 years ago..So very outdated and they went out of business and never upgraded the program to 64 bit.
I now have another issue with the Realtek HD audio manager..I posted over in the other thread...maybe you can help with that one.
Thanks everyone for your input!
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