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Windows 7: Outlook 2007 doesn't remember window size

29 Dec 2010   #1
victord66

Windows 7
 
 
Outlook 2007 doesn't remember window size

I've just installed win7-64 and Office 2007. When I open Outlook the window size is half the screen. I would like it bigger and drag the bottom of the window to the bottom of the screen. When I close Outlook and re-open, it reverts to the old window size and does not remember what I had set it to. How can I get it to remember the size it want?

Thanks.


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30 Dec 2010   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, victord66!

Try maximizing, then closing it and re-opening. After re-opening it should come up as full screen (maximized). Then restore down and size it to the way you want it. Next time you open it, it should retain that window size.

If you want it to be maximized (full screen), always close it when it's maximized. If you want it to be a particular window size, always close it when it's at that window size and location.

This works for almost all application windows.

If that doesn't work, we'll have to look at the properties of the shortcut you use to start Outlook. We'll save that for later, however, as I doubt you changed any of those settings, right?
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14 Aug 2011   #3
Kapusta Kid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Following mikedl's advice helped me make a bit of a discovery with this issue.

What I wanted was for Outlook to fill my screen from top to bottom. When I drag the bottom of the window down to the taskbar, the window lights up blue. When I close and re-start, it does not 'remember' that setting. However, if I drag the bottom of the window down very close to the taskbar but not touching it and without the screen turning blue, when I shut down and re-start, the setting is remembered. Hope this helps.....KK
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14 Aug 2011   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kapusta Kid View Post
Following mikedl's advice helped me make a bit of a discovery with this issue.

What I wanted was for Outlook to fill my screen from top to bottom. When I drag the bottom of the window down to the taskbar, the window lights up blue. When I close and re-start, it does not 'remember' that setting. However, if I drag the bottom of the window down very close to the taskbar but not touching it and without the screen turning blue, when I shut down and re-start, the setting is remembered. Hope this helps.....KK
1. You already have the answer..... enlarge the bottom portion but don't go over the taskbar. Outlook remembers the setting.
It that not enough ?

2. If you HAVE to have the bottom of the Outlook window all the way to the bottom of the screen.......
unlock the taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab > " auto-hide " the taskbar > OK
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14 Aug 2011   #5
Kapusta Kid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know it was the answer. What Mike didn't say was that if you resize but hit the taskbar, Outlook forgets the setting, even if you maximized first as he suggested. I was just adding in that extra possibility.

FWIW, I'm hip to item 2 about the taskbar. Personally, I like to see it at all times. Thanks for your reply...KK
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15 Aug 2011   #6
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
1. You already have the answer..... enlarge the bottom portion but don't go over the taskbar. Outlook remembers the setting.
It that not enough ?
Really, t-4-2, no need to be so flippant.

I still have the Outlook 2010 window not restoring properly at times. It does appear to be an issue, however, the methods I presented earlier will help to alleviate the occurrence of such.
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15 Aug 2011   #7
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
1. You already have the answer..... enlarge the bottom portion but don't go over the taskbar. Outlook remembers the setting.
It that not enough ?
Really, t-4-2, no need to be so flippant.

I still have the Outlook 2010 window not restoring properly at times. It does appear to be an issue, however, the methods I presented earlier will help to alleviate the occurrence of such.
Why are people so sensitive ?
What did I write that was regarded as flippant ?
From the way the OP replied, I took it as the answer given had not completely fixed or answered the question asked. I just merely asked why was it not enough.

Last time another OP asked which one's suggestion ( I and another member ) she should follow.
I replied that she shouldn't ask question like that because it put the two of us in awkward situation. I said light heartedly that none of the suggestions would make the computer blow up, and that she should try one, if that did not work, try the other one.
I was subsequently warned by the moderator of being rude to the OP. That intention was never in my mind.
Although English is my 3rd language, I don't think my English is in any way inferior or inadequate by comparison.
Perhpas I learned English from a different country.
I have nothing to apologize for, as I have not intended to offend.
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15 Aug 2011   #8
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Why are people so sensitive ?
What did I write that was regarded as flippant ?
I'll let you figure that one out, t-4-2.
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15 Aug 2011   #9
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Why are people so sensitive ?
What did I write that was regarded as flippant ?
I'll let you figure that one out, t-4-2.
We are supposed to help people who have computer problems, not to discuss personal mannerism.
I shall sign off from this thread.
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15 Aug 2011   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Why are people so sensitive ?
What did I write that was regarded as flippant ?
I'll let you figure that one out, t-4-2.
We are supposed to help people who have computer problems, not to discuss personal mannerism.
I shall sign off from this thread.
Gosh, what did I say that caused that response, t-4-2?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Why are people so sensitive ?
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