Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: File save-as window unscaleable and occupies entire screen

20 Jun 2016   #1

Windows 7 64bit pro
File save-as window unscaleable and occupies entire screen

Win7 64bit pro
Running Classic Shell.

One thing that is so different from WinXP is that when I go file save-as the windows occupies the entire screen, I cant resize it at the corner despite the resize three faint bars there and getting a two way arrow, it wont budge, no resize icons top right work, , can't drag edges, nothing.

As such I cant see the subject underneath I need to refer to to give it an appropriate name, or in the current case, I am following a step by step and its giving me settings to use in saving a CAD file, and I now cant see these settings as I do the save it tells me to do.

I have been with PCs since the true floppy discs existed, yet have never come across such a cockup as win7, Classic shell has sorted out a number of issues but this is a real pain.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Does it happen if you disable or uninstall Classic Shell?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2016   #3

Windows 7 64bit pro

As Classic Shell is a life saver, and I dare not mess up PC or lose its abilities, I wouldnt want to mess around with it, with critical work on the go all the time, seeing that it was the first building block to building my PC, so I cannot answer that question.

If it did then I would still have to have Classic Shell.

I just wish Msoft hadnt goofed to start with.

Does anyone without Classic Shell have this happen on win7 64bit ?

try a variety of progs.

It does it in Microsoft Word 2010. also in my CAD prog Rhino3d. but not in CAD prog FormZ

it doesnt do this in Photoshop CS6

it doesnt do it in Msoft Access 2010 or in Msoft paint.

That would be interesting to know.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jun 2016   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBenz View Post
I just wish Msoft hadnt goofed to start with.

Does anyone without Classic Shell have this happen on win7 64bit ?
Microsoft messed up a lot of things in W7...
...this is one such goof:
System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

I don't use Classic Shell and Notepad's "Save As..." dialog box can change size. But its minimum size is larger than the "Save As..." dialog box in XP.

I suspect that the reason why some apps don't have the issue that you described is - those apps are not calling the Windows API that creates the "Save As..." dialog box. In other words, the app creates/uses its own "Save As..." dialog box.

BTW, I don't see a "Save As..." dialog box in MS Access 2010.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 File save-as window unscaleable and occupies entire screen

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Restore entire registry via reg file
Hi all, I was making some changes on my system registry (to trick some installers into installing into a different directory) and before I did that I backed up the whole registry into a file. Little did I know is that its kind of useless because it seems impossible to restore the entire...
Backup and Restore
Window not filling the entire space on my screen: What do I need to do
Hello I did some modification on Windows to regain space on my SSD. Since, one of my 4 monitor does not behave properly. A window enlarge to it's full size, does not use the entire space of the screen. About 1/2 inch in the bottom of the screen is not used. My actual setup is 2 x 21' and 2...
Hardware & Devices
How do I make partitions in running window or save window
I have windows 7 home premium genuine. When I purchased ,there was only one drive 'C' but now I want to make partitions , pls inform how can I do that as I also want to install again same window ? It may increase the system performance. My laptop specs are ; Dell inspiron n5110 , core i7...
Installation & Setup
Residual File Names in Save/Save As Dialog Boxes
With regard to clearing lists of file names in Windows file dialog boxes, Orbital Shark had described the following procedure (from his 01 Nov., '10 post-) : "If you want to selectively clear the Common Dialog file...
General Discussion
Acrobat: "Save pdf file as" window always in background
We generate a lot of pdf files, usually by printing them from whatever application the original content is in. In Windows 7, the "save pdf file as" window does not pop up on top of other windows making it difficult to print to pdf with several windows open or an app maximized. Some of my less...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56.
Twitter Facebook