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Windows 7: How to set maximized windows

01 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7
How to set maximized windows

Got several programs that always open somewhere between maximized and minimized, so I have to click to fully open every time.
I would prefer to start them maximized always.
Others remember the last setting, but not all...
Can that be set?

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01 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

If you held Ctrl down as you clicked the red X it sets the window to what size it was.
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01 Nov 2012   #3


Create a shortcut to your program you want always to open maximized. Tutorial:

Now right click the newly created shortcut and select Properties from context menu to open shortcut properties dialog:

How to set maximized windows-shortcut_properties.png

Go to Shortcut tab, select Run: Maximized, click Apply to save settings, click OK to close Properties:

How to set maximized windows-run_maximized.png

Now whenever you run the program from its shortcut, it will open on maximized window.


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02 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7

Hey Kari,
Thanks, will try that and report back.
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02 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7

It worked !
Just what I wanted...
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02 Nov 2012   #6


Good to know .
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