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Windows 7: Screen size

25 Aug 2011   #1
LESLIE HINE

WINDOWS 7 HOME
 
 
Screen size

Hi group, I have recently gone onto "Windows 7" for my sin's - at least I understood X.P. (well better). On opening any window the screen appears just one third of the available screen height, like cinemascope! I can then maximise it in the normal manner to achieve full screen, but why does it always come on in "minimise" mode. May be this is a characteristic of "Windows 7"?

Leslie Hine.


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25 Aug 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hold down the Ctrl key once you maximize the window then click on File / Close. That should remember the correct location and size.
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25 Aug 2011   #3
Adrenaline Seed

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Leslie,

This is why they called it "Windows" by default the programs open as Windows that do not take up all your desktop space. So you can work with multiple applications at once, and drag and drop between them, etc. XP should have been the same behavior. However like was posted above you can set your applications to start full screen as well or use WinKey+Up to maximize.
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27 Aug 2011   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

This is a big subject because there are all different kinds of windows (i.e. browser windows, Windows Explorer windows, file windows, program/app windows, etc.). So here's some general advice --- and there's a lot of it.

WINDOWS SIZE - INTERNET EXPLORER – CUSTOM SIZE

1. Right-click the Desktop IE icon or IE in the Start Menu, and click on Properties at bottom of the menu. In the Properties window select the Shortcut tab. Open the ‘Run’ drop-down menu and select the size you wish: Normal Window, Minimized, or Maximized. Hit: Apply, OK

OR

2. IE 8 and IE 9 now can be resized with the RE-SIZER icon to permanently enlarge the screen. (The Re-sizer icon is the ‘multiple dots’ icon at the lower right-hand corner of the screen.)

OR

3. Open IE and open an additional (2nd) IE window which will also be small. Put your cursor on the upper-left corner of the 2nd window, until the left-top corner is aligned with the top-left corner of your screen. In the right-bottom corner of the 2nd IE window, drag the RE-SIZER down diagonally until it rests at the top of the Status Bar and at the bottom-right-hand corner of your screen. Close the 1st window and then close the 2nd window. IE will now remember your position and size on the next opening. If that doesn't work, repeat the above, but when closing both windows, hold Ctrl and Shift keys while clicking the X.

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4. Open Internet Explorer. Stretch the window with your cursor until you have it the size you want. (Do NOT use the Maximize “1” button at the top-right ).
Press the Ctrl key and HOLD, and while still holding, click File then click Exit (Do NOT use the red Exit 'X' button at the top-right. ) Re-open Internet Explorer. It should open exactly the same size as it was last closed.
Note : if that does not work for you, substitute Ctrl key with Shift key.

WINDOWS SIZE - INTERNET EXPLORER – “MAXIMIZE”

You can use all of the above methods for “Custom Size” plus these:

1. Maximize the IE page with the Maximize 1 icon, then hold Shift and close with the X. Next time it opens it will be maximized.

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2. Maximize your IE window size by dragging each of the 4 edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then hold down the Alt key and press the "X" close button. Next time you open that link it should open in the maximized size, the way it was when you closed it!

OR

3. Maximize your IE window size by dragging each of the 4 edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then, while holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close it by clicking File, Close. You might have to do it a few times to make it learn. If this doesn't work, try again, but this time, still holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close they maximized window using the X icon.

WINDOW SIZE - WINDOW EXPLORER

1. Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click the Windows Explorer icon, select Properties. Click on: Shortcut, open the ‘Run’ drop-down menu, and select either: Normal Size, Maximized or Minimized. Then click Apply.

OR

2. Maximize your window size by dragging each of the 4 edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then hold down the Alt key and press the "X" close button. Next time you open that link it should open in the maximized size, the way it was when you closed it!

OR

3. Maximize your window size by dragging each of the 4 edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then, while holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close it by clicking File, Close. You might have to do it a few times to make it learn. If this doesn't work, try again, but this time, still holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close they maximized window using the X icon.

OR

4. Open Windows Explorer and Maximize it using the “1” icon.
Hold down the Shift key and click on the X to close the window.
The system should remember to maximize the window it next you open it.

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4. In the Start Menu search pane, type: Explorer. Right click: Windows Explorer, + go to: Properties.
Select: Open maximized.
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