One wonders what on earth the marketing people at Microsoft do with their time. They surely can't be at work very often.
I can understand the need to continually improve - even if only by a little bit - the software. But why on earth do they simply eradicate
features that people have grown used to, and may even find indispensable?
I have a large, hi-res monitor, and when I start WMP12 it is tiny - little more than 1˝ inches square, in the middle of a 33" screen. Grabbing the mouse, moving the cursor to one of the teeny buttons in order to maximise the program is tedious in the extreme. (My usual practice is to find the file in the Explorer, and double-click to start the video - whereas when I'm going to play music files, I usually start WMP and with WMP11 it would open in the Library.)
All the more so since this was totally unnecessary in WMP11, and would surely have caused the programmers no problem to retain the ability to 'play maximised', even if it required a check box somewhere in the Options menus.
I have tried it with 'fit player to vide'o and 'fit video to player' checked and unchecked (4 combinations) and also with the 'Run' set to 'Maximised' in the Shortcut tab of the Properties box. (As to quite what on earth 'Maximised' running could refer to, when the programme still starts in its 1˝" box, one can only speculate.) Is there a work-around?
I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
If not, it looks like I'm going to have to find some player produced by an organisation which, unlike Microsoft, thinks there is some marketing value in giving people what they want and
the ability to change it if they choose.