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Chrome is always starting in a normal window

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LouB, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    maximized, which is what I want.
    I had NOT changed anything.
    I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized but
    no joy.

    What the hell is going on??

    Lou
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    LouB wrote:
    > Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    > maximized, which is what I want.
    > I had NOT changed anything.
    > I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized but
    > no joy.
    >
    > What the hell is going on??
    >
    > Lou


    Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    > LouB wrote:
    >> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >> maximized, which is what I want.
    >> I had NOT changed anything.
    >> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized but
    >> no joy.
    >>
    >> What the hell is going on??
    >>
    >> Lou

    >
    > Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))


    All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    open.
    For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one you
    close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window and open
    it again in the same sized frame.
    Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.

    --
    Andrew
     
  4. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >> LouB wrote:
    >>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>> but no joy.
    >>>
    >>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))

    >
    > All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    > open.
    > For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    > you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    > and open it again in the same sized frame.
    > Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.
    >

    Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.
     
  5. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 2/25/2010 11:59 AM, Andrew wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >> LouB wrote:
    >>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>> but no joy.
    >>>
    >>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>
    >>> Lou

    >>
    >> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))

    >
    > All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    > open.
    > For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    > you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    > and open it again in the same sized frame.
    > Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.


    You could also right-click on the desktop icon and choose properties,
    then by run select "maximized". Then whenever you started Chrome it
    would always be maximized regardless of the window state it was in when
    previously closed.

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Timestamp: Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:56:09 PM
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    > Andrew wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>> LouB wrote:
    >>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>>> but no joy.
    >>>>
    >>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>
    >>>> Lou
    >>>
    >>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))

    >>
    >> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    >> open.
    >> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one you
    >> close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window and
    >> open it again in the same sized frame.
    >> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.
    >>

    > Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.


    What app are you using?

    Here's the info on the api from MSDN.

    Remarks
    This sample illustrates how to save the size, location, and state of a
    Window so the Window opens in the same position it was closed. Furthermore,
    this sample is multi-monitor aware, which means that if the monitor on which
    the Window was closed is disconnected, the Window is shown on a connected
    monitor instead.

    This requires using the following Win32 APIs (from User32.dll):

    WINDOWPLACEMENT: To store window size, location, and state (see
    WINDOWPLACEMENT Structure).

    GetWindowPlacement: To retrieve the current WINDOWPLACEMENT data for the
    window before it closes (see GetWindowPlacement Function).

    SetWindowPlacement: To restore the WINDOWPLACEMENT data when the window
    opens (see SetWindowPlacement Function).

    The WINDOWPLACEMENT structure is physically stored on disk using the
    Microsoft .NET Framework support for strongly-typed application settings
    (see Application Settings Overview).


    --
    Andrew
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    > Andrew wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>> LouB wrote:
    >>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>>> but no joy.
    >>>>
    >>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>
    >>>> Lou
    >>>
    >>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))

    >>
    >> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    >> open.
    >> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one you
    >> close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window and
    >> open it again in the same sized frame.
    >> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.
    >>

    > Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.


    8th time's the charm. :)
     
  8. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Roy Smith wrote:
    > On 2/25/2010 11:59 AM, Andrew wrote:
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>> LouB wrote:
    >>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>>> but no joy.
    >>>>
    >>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>
    >>>> Lou
    >>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))

    >> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    >> open.
    >> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    >> you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    >> and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.

    >
    > You could also right-click on the desktop icon and choose properties,
    > then by run select "maximized". Then whenever you started Chrome it
    > would always be maximized regardless of the window state it was in when
    > previously closed.
    >

    I did that FOUR times. It had no effect!
     
  9. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Dave wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    >> Andrew wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>>> LouB wrote:
    >>>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it
    >>>>> started maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to
    >>>>> maximized but no joy.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Lou
    >>>>
    >>>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    >>>
    >>> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it
    >>> to open.
    >>> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    >>> you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    >>> and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >>> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.
    >>>

    >> Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.

    >
    > 8th time's the charm. :)


    I figure its cause the moon is getting closer to being full.
    Also the weather has changed.
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B87452F.5000107@invalid.invalid...
    > Dave wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    >>> Andrew wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>> LouB wrote:
    >>>>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    >>>>>> maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    >>>>>> but no joy.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Lou
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    >>>>
    >>>> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    >>>> open.
    >>>> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    >>>> you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    >>>> and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >>>> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are
    >>>> good.
    >>>>
    >>> Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.

    >>
    >> 8th time's the charm. :)

    >
    > I figure its cause the moon is getting closer to being full.
    > Also the weather has changed.


    Seriously though, Lou,
    I can reproduce this behavior at will on Win7 ultimate 32.
    Windows has worked this way as far back as I can recall.
    I don't know why it doesn't do it on your machine. It SHOULD recall window
    size, position, monitor displayed on etc.

    --
    Andrew
     
  11. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B87452F.5000107@invalid.invalid...
    >> Dave wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    >>>> Andrew wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>>> LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it
    >>>>>>> started maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>>>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>>>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to
    >>>>>>> maximized but no joy.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Lou
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    >>>>>
    >>>>> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want
    >>>>> it to open.
    >>>>> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last
    >>>>> one you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that
    >>>>> window and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >>>>> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are
    >>>>> good.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.
    >>>
    >>> 8th time's the charm. :)

    >>
    >> I figure its cause the moon is getting closer to being full.
    >> Also the weather has changed.

    >
    > Seriously though, Lou,
    > I can reproduce this behavior at will on Win7 ultimate 32.
    > Windows has worked this way as far back as I can recall.
    > I don't know why it doesn't do it on your machine. It SHOULD recall
    > window size, position, monitor displayed on etc.
    >

    Agree completely, which is why I posted the original post.
    And then it went back to doing what it always has, Eerie:))

    Lou
    PS Full moon Sunday so we will see.
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4B87D4B1.4050401@invalid.invalid...
    > Andrew wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4B87452F.5000107@invalid.invalid...
    >>> Dave wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>> Andrew wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>>>> LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it
    >>>>>>>> started maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>>>>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>>>>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to
    >>>>>>>> maximized but no joy.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Lou
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it
    >>>>>> to open.
    >>>>>> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    >>>>>> you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    >>>>>> and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >>>>>> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are
    >>>>>> good.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.
    >>>>
    >>>> 8th time's the charm. :)
    >>>
    >>> I figure its cause the moon is getting closer to being full.
    >>> Also the weather has changed.

    >>
    >> Seriously though, Lou,
    >> I can reproduce this behavior at will on Win7 ultimate 32.
    >> Windows has worked this way as far back as I can recall.
    >> I don't know why it doesn't do it on your machine. It SHOULD recall
    >> window size, position, monitor displayed on etc.
    >>

    > Agree completely, which is why I posted the original post.
    > And then it went back to doing what it always has, Eerie:))
    >
    > Lou
    > PS Full moon Sunday so we will see.


    Just remembered something from the past (quick, mark that on the calendar
    that the old man remembered something =D). Start browser, open another
    window with a link on original, drag second window to wanted size by
    grabbing at edge until it's the full size of monitor (do not use expand
    button), close original window, close second window by clicking the icon in
    the top-left corner and selecting close. Next time you open browser it
    should be full-screen.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  13. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    In article <4B8744E6.9080802@invalid.invalid>, Lou@invalid.invalid says...
    >
    > Roy Smith wrote:
    > > On 2/25/2010 11:59 AM, Andrew wrote:
    > >>
    > >> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > >> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    > >>> LouB wrote:
    > >>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it started
    > >>>> maximized, which is what I want.
    > >>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    > >>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to maximized
    > >>>> but no joy.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> What the hell is going on??
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Lou
    > >>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    > >> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it to
    > >> open.
    > >> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last one
    > >> you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that window
    > >> and open it again in the same sized frame.
    > >> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are good.

    > >
    > > You could also right-click on the desktop icon and choose properties,
    > > then by run select "maximized". Then whenever you started Chrome it
    > > would always be maximized regardless of the window state it was in when
    > > previously closed.
    > >

    > I did that FOUR times. It had no effect!


    Set size and position then <Ctrl> + <Right Click> in the title bar and select
    <Close>
     
  14. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:zrOdnR4Y1-eckxXWnZ2dnUVZ_v6dnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    >
    > "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4B87D4B1.4050401@invalid.invalid...
    >> Andrew wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:4B87452F.5000107@invalid.invalid...
    >>>> Dave wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:4B86C683.8020200@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>>> Andrew wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:4B86B7D2.1010404@invalid.invalid...
    >>>>>>>> LouB wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Chrome is always starting in a normal window BUT until now it
    >>>>>>>>> started maximized, which is what I want.
    >>>>>>>>> I had NOT changed anything.
    >>>>>>>>> I have now tried changinging startup to normal and back to
    >>>>>>>>> maximized but no joy.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> What the hell is going on??
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Lou
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Problem went away the same way it came - by magic:))
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> All you had to do was close the window in the same state you want it
    >>>>>>> to open.
    >>>>>>> For example if you have multiple chrome windows open and the last
    >>>>>>> one you close is not maximized, it will remember the state of that
    >>>>>>> window and open it again in the same sized frame.
    >>>>>>> Just reopen the app, maximize it and close it again. Then you are
    >>>>>>> good.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Well I did that a mere 7 times and it did not work.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 8th time's the charm. :)
    >>>>
    >>>> I figure its cause the moon is getting closer to being full.
    >>>> Also the weather has changed.
    >>>
    >>> Seriously though, Lou,
    >>> I can reproduce this behavior at will on Win7 ultimate 32.
    >>> Windows has worked this way as far back as I can recall.
    >>> I don't know why it doesn't do it on your machine. It SHOULD recall
    >>> window size, position, monitor displayed on etc.
    >>>

    >> Agree completely, which is why I posted the original post.
    >> And then it went back to doing what it always has, Eerie:))
    >>
    >> Lou
    >> PS Full moon Sunday so we will see.

    >
    > Just remembered something from the past (quick, mark that on the calendar
    > that the old man remembered something =D). Start browser, open another
    > window with a link on original, drag second window to wanted size by
    > grabbing at edge until it's the full size of monitor (do not use expand
    > button), close original window, close second window by clicking the icon
    > in the top-left corner and selecting close. Next time you open browser it
    > should be full-screen.
    > HTH,
    > Dave


    That thing where windows do auto-maximise when they are shoved
    to the screen top (blooming annoying I reckon) is in fact a setting so
    if the bloke has it turned off your excellent suggestion might not work.
     

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