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Windows 7: Making folders come up Full Screen

22 Mar 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

popporge. If you don't have a Shortcut Tab when you right click on the Icon on your Desktop & select Properties, then the program is in your Desktop Library.

To fix this locate your Desktop Folder which is located under Favourites. Open it & find the program that is in question & right click on the program itself & on the drop down menu select Send To Desktop (create shortcut) & this will put a new Icon on your desktop. Now if Right Click on that Icon & select Properties you should have a Shortcut Tab.

When you have got all that working you can delete the old Icon from your desktop.

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22 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Also note there's a difference between Full Screen and Maximized. Full Screen is accomplished by pressing F11, gets rid of most of the Toolbars to give as large a view as possible. Pressing F11 again returns to previous view.
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22 Mar 2015   #13

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

On my PC:
  • Windows sometimes ignores the "Maximized" setting
  • Window Snapping sometimes confuses Windows ("Show windows stacked" is particularly bad for this)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Also note there's a difference between Full Screen and Maximized. Full Screen is accomplished by pressing F11, gets rid of most of the Toolbars to give as large a view as possible. Pressing F11 again returns to previous view.
Thanks Berton.

I'd never tried that in Windows Explorer.
It never even occurred to me to do so.
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22 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

And there it was a communication, or should I say wording issue on your part. Your title says folders, then you change the story to icons, they are 2 separate things. As explained some programs open in a window that can not be changed. I hope your issue has been resolved
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23 Mar 2015   #15

Windows 7 home prem

No it is not resolved. I've tried everything suggested and nothing works. It could very well be my knowledge of programs is just not extensive enough. I appreciate all the help, but I think I'll just give up for now and hit the maximize button. Thanks for your help.
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