Solved How to make notepad open maximized [winXP]

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September 18, 2016 at 21:37:17
Specs: XP SP3, AMD Ath 64X2 2GB
It's probably a registry thing. You can't get at the ntuser dat etc

If I close it at, let's say, 98% it will open at 98%.
If I close it at the size of a post-it it will open (can you guess?)

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September 19, 2016 at 05:23:27
I found these instructions online but I cannot test them as my work place block access to everything including Folder Options. Hope it works for you

Maximize Notepad when double clicking a .txt file in Explorer, or by command line.

Apart from the above solution there are other ways to do it, and to do it for all txt files in one go.

To maximize Notepad when double clicking a text file, in explorer:-

1) select 'Tools' > 'Folder Options' > 'File Types'.

2) Click the Files Types folder and look down alphabetically for "TXT Text Document".

3) Select it, click Advanced > open > Edit and replace the "application used to perform action" box with:-

cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\notepad.exe %1

For Start > Run you can use this command line:-

cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\notepad.exe "C:\your dir\yourFile.txt"

Information about all this is here http://ss64.com/nt/cmd.html

I have XP Professional SP3, 32 bit.



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September 19, 2016 at 03:03:55
Close all Notepad windows.

Right-click the Notepad shortcut & click on "Properties".

Under the "Shortcut" tab, where it says "Run", select "Maximised" & click 'OK'.

Now every time you open Notepad it should fill the screen.


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September 19, 2016 at 03:38:08
I think you also can maximize the window, and click the "X" button while holding CTRL.

Idunno if it works in WinXP

Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet ;)

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September 19, 2016 at 04:11:09
Hi phil22, worx for shortcut; need a fix for open in explorer.

Hi RainBawZ, nope.

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September 19, 2016 at 05:23:27
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I found these instructions online but I cannot test them as my work place block access to everything including Folder Options. Hope it works for you

Maximize Notepad when double clicking a .txt file in Explorer, or by command line.

Apart from the above solution there are other ways to do it, and to do it for all txt files in one go.

To maximize Notepad when double clicking a text file, in explorer:-

1) select 'Tools' > 'Folder Options' > 'File Types'.

2) Click the Files Types folder and look down alphabetically for "TXT Text Document".

3) Select it, click Advanced > open > Edit and replace the "application used to perform action" box with:-

cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\notepad.exe %1

For Start > Run you can use this command line:-

cmd.exe /c start /max C:\Windows\notepad.exe "C:\your dir\yourFile.txt"

Information about all this is here http://ss64.com/nt/cmd.html

I have XP Professional SP3, 32 bit.


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September 19, 2016 at 06:18:46
AlwaysWillingToLearn,

You get the good-wrench award & I owe you 19 beers!

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#6
September 19, 2016 at 12:18:49
Only 19 beers... used to be 20...?

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September 20, 2016 at 00:06:46
19 beers sound good to me :)

Glad it worked for you Mechanix


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September 20, 2016 at 00:14:04
trvlr, It's obamanomics LOL

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