Another way to control Window sizes in Windows 7

By | January 20, 2012
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One of the questions we are asked most often is: “How do I get my program window(s) to open full-size?” On all versions of Windows there’s the little trick of maximizing a program window and then closing it by holding down the Shift key while clicking the “X” in the top-right corner. With most programs this will force that program’s window to open full-size (maximized) the next time you open it.

Windows 7 gives you another way to open program Windows maximized. And it’s really easy to do. Right-click on any program’s icon and choose “Properties”. In the Properties dialog, about 2/3 of the way down, next to “Run” you’ll see a down-arrow selector. If you click the down arrow you’ll see you have three different windows sizes you can choose from:

1. Minimized

2. Normal window

3. Maximized

The default size is Normal — but you can change it to Maximized if you want that particular program to always open in a maximized window. Here’s a picture to guide you:

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Note: This dialog will only appear in “Properties” for program shortcuts. It is not available on shortcuts you’ve created to Web sites.

One thought on “Another way to control Window sizes in Windows 7

  1. thankyou

    MUCH THANKS, was trying to find a solution for a program that wasnt showing all of its window contents making it unusable. The maximized setting works perfectly.


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