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Windows 7: How to change file dialog box size?


05 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to change file dialog box size?

How can I change the size of the ridiculously small file requester windows?

There was some app on XP which hacked some system files, but I don't feel
comfortable with some legacy app messing around in the guts of Windows 7.

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05 Oct 2009   #2

 

Windows 7 has the ability to resize some dialog boxes- look at the bottom right hand corner of the window/box for the tell-tale feature.

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06 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Trouble is that the dialog box annoying me can not be grabbed at the
corner.
It might be a Paint Shop Pro 13 bug I don't know:

The file open dialog can be maximized. If it was, then the un-resizable
"Save as" dialog looks like this:



o_O
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06 Oct 2009   #4

 

I can't see that image. Use the paper clip to attach images.
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07 Oct 2009   #5

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here you go:


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07 Oct 2009   #6

 

Would you please double check the reults of your last effort?

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08 Oct 2009   #7

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

You still can't see the image?

I see them all right from both my and my mother's PC.

But I can describe for you: the teeny tiny dialog box is "maximized" in a way that the usable area is still the same small size, but its now located in the top left corner of the screen, and the rest of the monitor real estate is covered by "empty window surface".

Anyway, my base problem is probably due to apps using crappy old legacy dialogs, not new shiny Windows 7 ones. I'm just not sure if hacking the old dialogs would screw up stuff in Windows 7.
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08 Oct 2009   #8

 

What program is that? The one providing the whacked dialog box?

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08 Oct 2009   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoltan View Post
Trouble is that the dialog box annoying me can not be grabbed at the
corner.
It might be a Paint Shop Pro 13 bug I don't know:

The file open dialog can be maximized. If it was, then the un-resizable
"Save as" dialog looks like this:



o_O
...just to speed things along a bit...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2009   #10

 

Thanks m2.

Are any other apps presenting the same issue?
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