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Windows 7: Saving Window Size

25 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (upgraded from Home Premium)
Saving Window Size

I use Yahoo Messenger a lot, and for a while, when I opened an IM window, it would take up the full screen, almost maximized but not quite. I adjusted the window size once, and then each time I opened a new IM window it would stay at the smaller size I had created. For some reason, recently it has gone back to the almost full-sized window, and no matter how many times I adjust it, it will not keep this new size as the default. Is there a way in Windows 7 Ultimate to set a standard size for a newly created window, no matter what program generates it? Or should I be searching in Yahoo Messenger's options for this? I didn't do that before, so thought it must be a Windows feature.

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25 May 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

Try hitting Shift when you hit the close button.
I not sure it will work with Yahoo Messenger
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25 May 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Try to set the Yahoo Messenger to the size you like the most. Exit from the messenger by logging out and closing the program.

Launch the program again and login to messenger. It should return to the previous size.
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26 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (upgraded from Home Premium)

I am talking about the Instant Message window, not the actual Contacts window. The contacts window is a small narrow window, but when I right- click on a contact and click Instant Message, an almost fully maximized window comes up. I want to resize the message window and make it always come up the same size.
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26 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Not familiar with this particular piece of software, but apps that always want to open to some preconfigured window size/placement often store that info in the registry. If you're comfortable working with the registry and know how to recover from registry corruption you can search for the entries and change them to see how it affects window size/placement.
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