Solved I am having a problem with the screen size on my laptop

May 6, 2016 at 17:15:16
Specs: Windows 10
I have an ASUS laptop and am operating with Windows 10. One day I had two tabs running and I accidentally dragged one of the tabs which made the size of that page jump down to a very small size. Now every time I open up to a page, the screen size is not back to the regular size. The other issue directly associated with this problem is the restore down/maximize function; it is performing opposite of the way it should be. For example, when I click on the square box to make the page normal, the box shows a "double box" symbol which really should be the symbol when it has been "restored down". When I click the box when it is doubled, the box appears as a single box symbol and the screen size jumps down to a ridiculously small size (I hope this makes sense in the way I am trying to explain it!). In the past, when everything was functioning normally, the restore down/maximize square showed as a single square when the page was a normal size and it appeared everytime as a normal size always. Now, once I close out all my pages ("X" in the upper right corner), close my laptop, when I go to open it and start on a page it is tiny sized (everytime). HELP!!!! incredibly frustrating!

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May 7, 2016 at 00:03:43
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This works on Windows 7.

Open up an explorer page and manually resize by dragging the corners to the edge of the screen to fill it.

Leave it open and open a brand new explorer page and drag the corners to the edge of the screen to fill it.

I always do this a third time although I'm not sure if it's necessary. Open an explorer page and manually resize.

Now close all of the explorer windows in the same order you opened them.

Try opening a brand new explorer page (only after all of the others have been closed) and it should open to a full screen. You should be able to resize this screen to the size you want.

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May 7, 2016 at 05:29:55
First thing this morning....just did it and it worked! Phew. Thank you!
When you said "open up an explorer page" it did not solve the problem when I opened them as new tabs. What I did was once I had my first page, I minimized it, then I clicked on another desktop shortcut for my next explorer page and minimized that. Then I just kept going (I have 5 different shortcuts to frequently used sites). Finally I closed them one by one from the task bar (hover over the "e" symbol and they all show up above the task bar). Who would have guessed that this was the trick?! (and why???)
I'd love to know what causes this to happen and why you have to jump through hoops to get it all back to the way it was. Any clues? Thank you for your help,

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May 8, 2016 at 00:52:33
To be honest I'm not sure how I came about this workaround. Occasionally somehow I would inadvertently resize my window and it would stick. I most probably asked online (possibly right here on out of sheer frustration just as you have.

There most likely is an official way to do this but this is how I have always resized my default Window size. I just put it down to one of those quirky things Windows does.

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