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Windows 7: How do I start Task Manager (and other apps) always maximized?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I start Task Manager (and other apps) always maximized?

I just reinstalled Win7 a couple of days ago, and I'm working on reinstalling all of my software, getting system settings back to what I prefer, etc.

On my previous Win7 installation, Task Manager would always start maximized when I invoked it using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (that's the key combo I've always used). I'm not sure if the maximized window is something that I forced through a registry setting, or if Windows just "remembered" the last state of the app.

My question is: Is there a way to start (some) apps so that they're always maximized? I'm familiar with how to accomplish this using a shortcut, but I can't find a method for executables (.exe files, rather than .lnk files).


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

In most cases if you open an app make it full screen then close it then it will come back full screen
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That's actually my problem, and I apologize for not being more explicit. Here's an example of what happens:

1) Start Task Manager with CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
2) Task Manager starts; I maximize the window
3) Do whatever I need to in TM, then close it while it's maximized
4) Start Task Manager again; the window is no longer maximized - now it's at some default size
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It seems lots are having the problem some work aroundshttps://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/53v9rz/windows_10_task_manager_not_opening_in_full/
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Sereby

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Additional research on my part didn't yield anything new. So, thanks for the link - the first suggestion in the thread was the one I went with: stretch the task manager window to the size I want it (almost maximized), and it'll continue to open at that size.

Thanks for your help!!
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