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Windows 7: Location and size of WMP screen

11 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 8 Pro
Location and size of WMP screen

When I open WMP12 with a shortcut, it opens a nearly full-size window in the center of my screen. When I open a wmv file such as I get with an email, the window that opens is in upper left corner of my screen and is about 2" square. I always drag it to nearly full-screen size and watch it and then close, hoping that it will retain the final size. Not so. I have looked for settings to correct this in both Windows and WMP, but have obviously missed something, as often happens. Suggestions? Thanks

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11 Nov 2009   #2

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I have not yet found a way to open the video files in any other size than the two WMP defaults: when WMP is started, a video file opens in that about 2" square video output window you mentioned if the menu option View > Video Size > Fit Player to Video is not chosen. When this option is chosen video files open in their native resolution and size.

If the above mentioned menu option is not chosen and you have resized the video output window but not closed it when opening a new video file, it is opened in the same resolution and size as was used for the last video. This "resets" back to that small square when WMP is closed.

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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 8 Pro

Hi Kari, Messing with the two options given I always get the small screen or one about one-half inch larger. Never a problem in Vista or XP or WMP11. A puzzle, but we always need at least one, don't we? Thanks for the input.
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