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Windows 7: windows Sizing issue

19 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 pro x64
windows Sizing issue

Trying to help a friend figure out why when she re-sizes her windows they don't stay. Seems like when you size a window and then close it it will open full size. All programs do this so it is baffling me.

any thoughts on what to check?

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19 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

This has been a bug with windows, for a while. The best solution, is to extend it to full size, then make it full size. After a while the windows will open, as if they were full sized. There have been other threads like this, with no real solution.

Be ready for many, many suggestions. I have seen this before.

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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Mine doesn't do this. It remembers the size it was when last opened.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
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You should be able to drag the window to the size you want, click the Maximize box a few times and it will program it.

Doesn't always work in Windows 7. I use AutoSizer to make it stay since paste makes the screen hard to read.
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20 Feb 2010   #5

windows 7 pro x64

Thanks for the replies so far.
The issue is not so much related to windows not going full size but rather not staying shrunk.
After speaking with the person I am trying to help I got some further clarification on the issue(like getting info from a small child most times ). Seems this issue is more prevalent when she is running Live mail. She runs the main program in a full window but when she clicks on new or reply, the new or reply window always opens up in a full window no matter how she re-sizes it.
On my systems both running live mail my windows will stay the way I re-size them.
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20 Feb 2010   #6

Vista (Hate Win 7)

The issue is not as old as Windows.

It worked in XP unless you got a glitch and there were some methods to try get it to remember, (I wont list them).

In Vista it was broken until the fix in the tutorials here fixed it (they left XP code that basically did nothing in Vista by mistake).

In Win 7 is is removed and its a joke but here :
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20 Feb 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

right click on a disktop icon with the shortcut arrow on it,
Choose Properties,
Choose the Shortcut tab
Choose the Run combo box,
Make the desired selection,
Click Apply button
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20 Feb 2010   #8

Vista (Hate Win 7)

Huh, Are you replying to this thread or made a mistake ?

I follow you meant "Desktop" but what is the rest of it got to do with resizing windows ?
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