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Windows 7: Messages show up maximized in Windows Live Mail

22 Nov 2011   #1
sanjo

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Messages show up maximized in Windows Live Mail

No matter what I do, I cannot make the message that I want to read reduce in size. In Vista, I could set it do so so. Now, it is always full screen. I have tried to drag the corner to make it smaller--to no avail.
Any ideas???
Thanks.
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22 Nov 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi sanjo, Welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you using the 'Preview Pane' ?
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23 Nov 2011   #3
sanjo

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

No--I am not using the preview pane. Just got my new laptop and desktop computers with Windows 7 Pro. It worked on the desktop when I first got it but just started doing this. It is fine on the laptop and they are identical in how they are set up. I tried rebooting and it didn't work.
Ideas???
I read one of the other Forum entries about checking the properties on the shortcut and setting it to normal and that did not work either.
Thanks.
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23 Nov 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Why not use it ? here's how mine is.

Messages show up maximized in Windows Live Mail-rr.jpg


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23 Nov 2011   #5
sanjo

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Mine doesn't look anything like that. I would love to have it look like yours. Don't know why it doesn't. I would like to have File-Edit-View, etc. run across the top but it doesn't.
Thanks.
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23 Nov 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Your wish has been granted. Before installing it, remove all Windows Live Essentials first.
wlsetup-web.zip

Installing.pdf


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23 Nov 2011   #7
sanjo

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Problems

Could not open that file--indicated that I had the newer version. The Geek Squad is coming on Monday to deal with some networking issues so I will have them look at your posting. Thanks.
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24 Nov 2011   #8
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Thats why I told you to remove newer cr*p version first.
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26 Nov 2011   #9
sanjo

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Problem solved last night--easy fix but I didn't do it the way you suggested. It still doesn't "look" the way I want but now things are the right "size" which was my major concern. Thanks for the help and advice.
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26 Dec 2011   #10
jdocop

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
but.......

It is fine that you fixed it, but what did you do to fix it?
I have the same problem......
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