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Windows 7: Taskbar workaround, won't open maximized

27 Aug 2012   #1
RichO

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Taskbar workaround, won't open maximized

Hello all!

I wanted to pin a MS Access database shortcut to the taskbar but the only option was "Pin to MS Access" so I used this method

Pin Any Item to the Windows 7 Taskbar

This does work to place the shortcut on the taskbar, but it no longer opens maximized and it's a pain to always have to maximize myself. Obviously this has something to do with putting "explorer" before the path.

When I open the database right from the folder icon, and then maximize, it keeps that setting, but as soon as I open it with the taskbar shortcut, it goes right back to 2/3 size.

Any help would be appreciated


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28 Aug 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

So - you made a shortcut and then you made a "shortcut to the shortcut".

Can you set the properties of the first shortcut to maximize the window?
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28 Aug 2012   #3
RichO

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I gave that a try and it still opens in a nominal window. Tried it on the original shortcut and the shortcut to the shortcut.
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28 Aug 2012   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The work around to this work around might be to open the app via the pinned shortcut and increase the size of the window - do not maximize the window, just drag the edges to mimic being maximized - then close the app and see if it opens to that same size the next time you use that pinned shortcut.
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28 Aug 2012   #5
RichO

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Looks like that workaround worked.

Thanks for the tip!
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29 Aug 2012   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad it worked - thx for posting back with the solution

...and thx for teaching me about that type of shortcut to a shortcut that can be pinned :-)
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