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Windows in all my apps suddenly open at half-size.


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#1 Milwaukee Broad

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:28 PM

I just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm having a peculiar problem. One day, just out of the blue, the windows in all my apps suddenly open at only half-size. By default all main app windows take up the whole screen when you start them. I could click on the resize button in the upper right corner of the window to make it full-screen, but I have to do that every time I run an app. None of my software has an option to open the main window full or half, so I'm stuck with resizing the main window every time I open something. Any ideas on how to fix it? :huh:

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:38 PM

How many applications do this? I know that you can manually change the window size that it opens into like this:

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But that would suck to have to do it on every single program you have.

I'm not sure why it suddenly started doing this. Did you install a new program, updates, anything different? It shouldn't just do it by itself. :huh:

Have you tried using the Aero Snap feature to maximize the windows instead of clicking the maximize button? I know that if I close a window that was snapped, it will be the same way when I open it the next time. This could have something to do with it.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:50 PM

Yeah I have that happen a lot when IE 8 opens another seperate IE 8 browser when I click on a link.
It happens randomly though.
Thats a good question, let me see if it's a registry setting or a setting in IE or Windows Explorer.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:04 PM

Can't find any thing by right clicking Explorer or IE8's Icons (in properties). So it must be a registry related tweak.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

I tried the Snap method and it worked. My apps now open in full-screen windows like they should. Thanks!

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:25 PM

Yeah that solved my problem too!

Many thanks KeyboardNinja! :huh:
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:23 AM

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