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Windows 7: How to set Windows Explorer to open always in fullscreen mode (W7)

24 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to set Windows Explorer to open always in fullscreen mode (W7)

I would like to know if is there a possibility to set Windows 7 to open any window (explorer.exe) in fullscreen mode. I can do it when I just press F11, like in Internet Explorer, to activate fullscreen mode. Although I can't set up as default mode.

Thanks!

Printscreen of my desktop:


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24 Oct 2010   #2
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I may be wrong, but I believe this tool from tweaker can restore the positions of the Explorer windows: http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...ions-size.html
It will most likely restore the maximized state as well. So if you maximize Explorer the first time, it will stay maximized from then on.
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

For the Windows Explorer, if you you maximize the window and close it, it should remember that and will open maximized next time when you'll open it. Or in the shortcut properties, you can change it to open maximized. And you can hide the taskbar, so it will look like full screen. That's closest I can think of what you want. About IE, you can make it always to be opened in full screen. link Its for IE9, but should work and for IE8.
cheers
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just right click on the Windows explorer icon in the taskbar, then in the jumplist again right click on Windows Explorer. Now click 'Properties" and in the box labelled "Run", click on the dropdown arrow. Select maximized, click Apply, OK.
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24 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Ivo, Grimmjow and Bill2. Thank you for your support. But I'm not intent to run it maximized. It's diferent from running in full screen mode. Just try it. When you're running in fullscreen mode, the tittle bar stay autohide. I'm using a full glass theme and I think the system shows itself more clean. Like you can see in the printscreen above. I decided to ask about this possibility because I thought I could change the registry entries to configure this option.
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24 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Rogerfer, as I stated, "closest to what you want". I'm not familiar with any registry hacks for windows explorer that will do what you want. My windows explorer with hidden taskbar and in full screen:
maximized with taskbar hidden,
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full screen,
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not a big difference don't you think? The only one is the top bar that is transparent anyway.
EDIT: With glass
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24 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, Grimmjow, you are right. Almost none. Thanks again!
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27 Jan 2013   #8

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Windows Explorer opens minimized - Microsoft Community
This part helped me:
Step 1:
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Maximize and close it with Shift pressed.
3. Windows Explorer should open maximized.
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5 Days Ago   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Greetings everybody--just a quick thank you to JohnnyBeGood--your solution worked where everything else I tried didn't! Thank you, thank you and cheers to SevenForums for a great site
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5 Days Ago   #10

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firzankhilari View Post
Greetings everybody--just a quick thank you to JohnnyBeGood--your solution worked where everything else I tried didn't! Thank you, thank you and cheers to SevenForums for a great site
I'm glad it worked for you!
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