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Windows 7: Windows always open minimized

25 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows always open minimized

I just got a new computer with Windows 7 at work. Irregardless of the software I am running, anytime I open up a new window, it is automatically opened minimized. How can I get the system to automatically open all windows maximized like my old system with XP? I tried changing the properties of the program shortcuts but it doesn't make any difference whether I set it to Normal, Maximize or Minimize. The windows always open up minimized.

I did a google search on this problem and cannot find a single other sole with this problem! Any brilliant ideas? Thank you.

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25 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Two things. Next time it is minimized stretch to full size and close it.

Next window that opens right click near the top right, click on maximize and then go to file and exit from there.

If it does not always open full size, it will at least be the minimized the large size that you made it in step one.
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25 Jan 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Press ALT+Spacebar and letter X. That maximizes. Letter N minimizes. Once you get the hang of it, it's really handy.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jwolfe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the above does not help, then you might see if resetting the folder views back to default. Afterwards, try setting the window to the size you want and close it to see if it opens to that size again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I've tried all your suggestions but nothing works! I think I'm stuck with minimized windows. If you ever run across this in the future, please come back to this post and let me know that I am not alone. Thanks to all for your replys.
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26 Jan 2010   #6

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, mine all open minimised, and they used to open as full windows, it doesn't bother me, but now that you mention it I will see if I can find a reason for the change and will get back to you if I do.
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26 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Jwolfe,

Since they still open minimized to the taskbar, then you might try a repair install.
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26 Jan 2010   #8

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

I am not sure but I think that I have read it in this forums ..just maximize the window and click and hold ALT and the red X .. open again and your window should open maximized .
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26 Jan 2010   #9

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks madmansam, that seems to work.
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29 Apr 2010   #10

WIN 7
 
 

from the desktop,, right click ie, select properties,in the run in, select normal... Then open ie,, make sure it is in the restore down mode... Use the mouse to set the size of ie,,that you want your shortcuts to open... Close ie... Open it again to check that it opens to the size that you want... Close ie... Now go back to ie properties,, select run in maximized... Now ie will open maximized and the shortcuts will open in the restore down mode that you sized.
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