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How to resize Windows

January 5, 2006 at 19:18:41
Specs: WinMe, 64MB/633 MHz

hi,
please where I can change the setting or edit the registry to resize windows.
When I open any Folder, Notepad or any shortcut, it opens in a small Windows, and I have always to maximize it.
I pointed to the corners and stretched it. but after closing and re-open it, still same problem
I right clicked on top of Windows, and selected "Size" from the drop menue where the cursor changed to four arrows and stretched and max it, but after closing and re-open it, still same problem
Then I selected "Move" from the drop menue, but I can not stretch or move the windows, the cursor does nothing.
It is Not affecting all type of Programs and Files. It opens in full screen for .BMP, .jpg, Wordpad,wmplayer, Realply.
Thank you for your help.
Compassion

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#1
January 5, 2006 at 19:31:31

Have you tried right clicking on the folder and select propertys then select maximized window

" It'll Get Ya When You Aint Lookin "


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#2
January 5, 2006 at 20:34:56

hi Bob,
yes I did. But when I close the windows then re-open it, it is back to the same problem. I also tried all the suggestions in old threads in this web, but nothing works.
Compassion

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#3
January 5, 2006 at 22:59:16

How does one edit the registry to resize windows? I've been dying to know this for a while now!

Thanks,
Faris,


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#4
January 6, 2006 at 02:18:07

Hi Faris,
I am Not a professional in computer, neither I claimed that. I am just a simple user and "may be" I can deal with minor problems if I told how to do it. I mainly rely on the restore syst, but it has been erased and the new ones have the same problem.
I encountered such a situation before. I first spend a lot of time searching on the Internet. Some times I was lucky and fixed the problem. In the majority of the cases I was not. Therefore I post a question. People can tell that I am not in this field. They were more attending in their help, very humble, and a high class in their manner and attitude.. Also giving addresses to look more information and follow up on that. So far with their help I fixed every problem. Every one appreciate such kind of good decent human been. We are in USA do not jump on a miserable opportunity trying to insult people buy implying how stupid they are because they are not in this field in order to boost a sick image to show how professional we are. Rather kindly we extend our hands doing our best to help them. If you think I am stupid to show what a professional you are, may be you should wrote some thing real professional to solve the problem like others always try to do. This is a good forum with a decent reputation. Try with a real compassion to rise up to its level by being helpful and learn from it.
Compassion

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#5
January 6, 2006 at 05:36:06

If you have any other shortcuts to that program , you should change them to maximized window as well.

" It'll Get Ya When You Aint Lookin "


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#6
January 6, 2006 at 05:43:02

Also here is another solution
get your folders to open the way you want every time Via the registry

" It'll Get Ya When You Aint Lookin "


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#7
January 6, 2006 at 09:59:14

compassion, what was all that about? I'm sorry if I seemed to say anything bad to you or offended you, it was a serious question, I really wanted to know how to change the registry to keep the same window size every time. I wasn't trying to insult you or anything like that.

Why would you think my post was aimed at saying something bad about you?

Faris,


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#8
January 6, 2006 at 13:49:15

The registry does influence Window sizes but I've done "before and after" snaps and you get a whole lot of number differences to wade through - not at all easy.

From similar problems I've experienced, when you change something in Windows it alters the registry settings anyway, so there's a chance that both the sizes and the registry entries will still revert back afterwards - if you see what I mean.

I don't know the reason for this. I've read that holding down Ctrl key when you close Windows can help (try this for both "maximised" and "pulled out").

A program called WinSize is another workaround (I think it's still free and it works well).

Poking my big nose in, I know most of the bad names and Faris_B is not one of them. I feel sure it was a genuine question.

DerekW


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#9
January 6, 2006 at 15:28:30

Thanks Derek for backing me up. Why would he/she have taken it as an insult? Someone in my family keeps playing some games that resize my IE window to be full screen when in the small window or "restore" option, which is opposed to "maximize" and I hate this. I have to take a screenshot of the old window size then match it up to the current window, yeah, I know, it's a bit obsessive, but I need the same exact window size, what I was thinking of doing, is finding th exact registry key and just exporting it to a .REG file and then importing it when the need arises. I already use this system for a few other places in the registry. I found something under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kodak\Imaging\etc and has something called WindowSize followed by a bunch of numbers but I doubt this is the IE or folder window size. I already know about the holding down the CTRL key thing though.

Thanks,
Faris,


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#10
January 6, 2006 at 16:48:13

Faris
Yeah, I know what you mean. Other than doing that long winded before & after on the registry (and all that follows) I know of no obvious way round it. I think the entries are well scattered and it's hard to determine which ones to change. I too have bat & reg files that do all sorts of things.

I'm much more familiar with W98SE but the program I use, although ancient, (1999 for W95) works just fine on W98SE and is very easy to use, this one:
WINSIZE FREEBIE

You just open the Window at the size you want then tag it on the program's list and save it. It even works on
OE emails/Properties/Details/Message Source (which otherwise stays small on all machines as far as I know).

The only problem is whether it would work on ME but I find it hard to see how it would mess up anything if you care to try it. I think the registry in ME is likely to be the same as W98SE in this respect.

There may newer similar programs around (I think one was mentioned in this post somewhere) but may not be free.

DerekW



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#11
January 6, 2006 at 17:51:15

hi,
Faris , I am very sorry, I misundertood you [stupid me for sure]. I was unfair to you. I do appologize.

Bob, thank you very much, this what I need. It solved the Folders problem.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
Name: NoSaveSettings
Value: change it to 0 or 1
Restart the computor.

Mine was set to 1. I changed it to 0. Now it works fine. I resize the Window, and it maintains this setting until I change the size again.
However, I still have the same problem only with Note pad. I wonder if it has a seperate value or setting, or some thing wrong with Explorer. I will keep trying.
I thank every body input. You are right guys, I shoul not misinterpret Faris respond. Sorry again Faris, I shot at you without compassion.
Compassion


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#12
January 6, 2006 at 18:24:47

I wonder what made me forget that registry tweak. I used to have it toggling on and off with batch files (stopped the kids messing things up). The downside is that if there is any hiccup that somehow changes your folder settings then they will stick that way instead. No problem, you temporarily change the value back then reset sizes.

NotePad is a known problem. The only way forward is to try that ancient program I mentioned to Ferris. On W98SE it does fix NotePad but it has to be pulled out to full before saving, rather than maximise. I've never tried program on ME so it has to be at your own risk (pretty low I'd say).

DerekW


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#13
January 7, 2006 at 17:57:14

delete help file and temp file

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#14
January 7, 2006 at 18:26:57

lukeles

I'm not the original poster but out of curiousity I tried deleting all but Notepad.exe itself and and made no difference on my W98SE. I couldn't find any temp file.

DerekW


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#15
January 7, 2006 at 19:37:50

Open an explorer window...don't maximize it, just tag the lower right corner with your mouse & pull it to the desired size...now close it. Now open another explorer window - what size is it?

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#16
January 8, 2006 at 05:08:17

Try going to start/programs/accessorys/right click on notepad/propertys/and in the run column change it to Maximized window
Hope this helps

" It'll Get Ya When You Aint Lookin "


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#17
January 8, 2006 at 08:16:25

I liked that Bob - amazing how easy it is to miss the obvious. Worked on mine (although as it happens I prefer it minimised LOL).

DerekW


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#18
January 8, 2006 at 17:16:01

yes, i did that for Notepad but it does not maximize. However, i have a lot of problems more than what i thought. One of them the restore sys stop working[it runs, but at the end it says "cant restore to that restore point"]. Also problem with Recycle bain, syst slows down, freezing, strange things etc. I think i need to work on the restore sys. were the restore point dont have the latest problems. I am going to put new post this page getting big] after making a thourogh checkup.uninstall all softwares etc. I thank every one for their input.
Regard
Compassion

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