Maximizing Window Size by Default

June 24, 2005 at 07:23:02
Specs: Win XP Pro, P3

I posted this question several weeks back:
When I open files from an icon (like a Word document in Explorer or desktop shortcut) how do I get the program to run full screen (maximized)? I keep getting a little 4 inch X 3 inch window. When I stretch the Word window to make it bigger (or maximize), it is OK until I reboot, then it goes back to the small window again.

BTW, if I start the program first (for example Word), then open the file, the window is ALWAYS maximized.

Someone replied: "right click and choose properties." This selection is not available when I open the document from a NETWORK, or EXPLORER, etc. Right clicking just gives FILE properties but no window size choices. This is very frustrating.

I went to the program icon to try doing something there but no avail! Thanks.


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June 24, 2005 at 07:48:39

YES, I too have wondered about that.
Everytime it comes to mind, I try looking for a fix.

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June 24, 2005 at 08:34:11

Some days ago one of the pros advised
to drag the the screen edges to full screen,
then clk on file then clk on close.
This worked for me. We are lucky to have
this excellent site and willing people to
help us.

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June 24, 2005 at 09:17:02

Hello everyone... I too have been trying to figure out how to maximize my photos when I open Dell Picture Studio. I have tried everthing for many months now; it's a no-go....
My photos open about three-quarter's screen size; no matter how I click & drag, it simply will not remember the new size I want. I also tried dragging to the size I want, and then closing out the program in hopes it will remember but it will not. Tried going into "properties" to see if I could do it there; again, no dice. When i open the photo, there is a white blank area on the right hand side; I want my photo to display full size so that white area does not show up.
If anyone has Dell photo Studio installed and if you know how to correct this, could you please let me know? Many thanks in advance.

I hope you don't mind me asking in your post, ekseks... maybe both our situations are similar and maybe we'll both learn something new to try.

Take care everyone; enjoy the upcoming weekend.


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June 24, 2005 at 11:18:08

tommy o - No problem.

I figured other people must be having this same problem. There just does not seem to be an intuitive fix.

I have tried Varnell's suggestion. It works until I reboot - then it's back to 4x3 window size. Ugh!


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June 24, 2005 at 13:54:55

Me too, my friend!! I've tried everything I can think of, and I can't get it to remain full size. I know there must be a fix somewhere, lol...
Well, let's hope somebody offers us another method. Until then, I'll have to "click & drag" and stretch the window to full screen; a hassle!!


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