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Windows 7: Making folders come up Full Screen

20 Mar 2015   #1
popporge

Windows 7 home prem
 
 
Making folders come up Full Screen

Some of my desktop folders come up about 1/2 screen when I click on them.
How do I make them ALL come up full screen? Thanks


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20 Mar 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi popporge, welcome to Windows Seven Forums

Right click on the Desktop folder icon & on the drop down menu select Properties, under the Shortcut Tab you will see Run & alongside that there is little down arrow, this opens 3 options. The first is Normal Window, the second is Minimised & the third is Maximised. So select that one that desktop folder should now open maximised.
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20 Mar 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

After you open the file in the folder, drag it to the top of the screen, from then on it will always open full screen.
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21 Mar 2015   #4
popporge

Windows 7 home prem
 
 

Unfortunately I do not have a shortcut key in most of my desktop folders.
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21 Mar 2015   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Did you follow the directions I posted. Right Click on the desktop folder & at the bottom of the drop down menu is Properties, select that & it should have a series of tabs & one of those is the Short Cut one. There is no key as you have mentioned.

Have you tried AddRAM's solution as well, in Post #3
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21 Mar 2015   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Maximized

  1. Right click on the Windows Explorer icon on the Taskbar
  2. Right click on the Windows Explorer icon in the list
  3. Click on Properties in the context menu
  4. Click on the Shortcut tab in the Windows Explorer Properties window
  5. Select Maximized in the Run: drop-down list



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21 Mar 2015   #7
popporge

Windows 7 home prem
 
 

Well I think I finally got it. Thanks for all the help, especially lehnerus2000 for finally leading me in the right direction.
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21 Mar 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ranger told you that in the 1st reply.
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21 Mar 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by popporge View Post
Unfortunately I do not have a shortcut key in most of my desktop folders.
What are you talking about ? You open the folder then click on the file to open it, then you do what you`ve been told to have it always open maximized.
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22 Mar 2015   #10
popporge

Windows 7 home prem
 
 

Well addram, maybe you could be more specific. I thought I had finally solved it, but that didn't work either. Let me explain more specifically what I am talking about. I have multiple folders or should I say icons that appear on my home screen when I log in, such as my bank or facebook or my mail etc.
I used to be able to just double click on any one of these and they would come up on a full screen, then I would work with them. Now, most of them come up 1/2 screen and then I have to click up in the corner to maximize them. Obviously something I did along the way caused this, but I don't know what it was. As far as having a shortcut key, it does not come up with most of my icons.
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