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Getting windows to open in full screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less than a
    week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than full
    screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they always do
    and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on Windows 7?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:kr8n26ha99d8fag0eiap112nojkm6vdhib@4ax.com...
    > I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less than
    > a
    > week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than full
    > screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they always
    > do
    > and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on Windows
    > 7?
    > Thanks.


    Windows key + Up Arrow key will make the window full screen.
    I haven't heard of any method that does it automatically, so if someone
    knows, please tell me the secret.
    Using the keyboard shortcuts works well.
    Windows Key+Left Arrow key, to dock half a screen size window to the left,
    the Right Arrow key docks it to the right.

    Grenou
     
  3. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:24:30 +0100, Grenou wrote:

    > <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    > news:kr8n26ha99d8fag0eiap112nojkm6vdhib@4ax.com...
    >> I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less than
    >> a
    >> week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than full
    >> screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they always
    >> do
    >> and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on Windows
    >> 7?
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Windows key + Up Arrow key will make the window full screen.
    > I haven't heard of any method that does it automatically, so if someone
    > knows, please tell me the secret.
    > Using the keyboard shortcuts works well.
    > Windows Key+Left Arrow key, to dock half a screen size window to the left,
    > the Right Arrow key docks it to the right.
    >
    > Grenou


    You can change the shortcut to always open in full screen.

    Right click the shortcut, choose Properties, and choose Maximized in the
    Run drop-down list (it's on the shortcut tab).

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  4. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:01:00 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:24:30 +0100, Grenou wrote:
    >
    >> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:kr8n26ha99d8fag0eiap112nojkm6vdhib@4ax.com...
    >>> I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less than
    >>> a
    >>> week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than full
    >>> screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they always
    >>> do
    >>> and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on Windows
    >>> 7?
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Windows key + Up Arrow key will make the window full screen.
    >> I haven't heard of any method that does it automatically, so if someone
    >> knows, please tell me the secret.
    >> Using the keyboard shortcuts works well.
    >> Windows Key+Left Arrow key, to dock half a screen size window to the left,
    >> the Right Arrow key docks it to the right.
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    >You can change the shortcut to always open in full screen.
    >
    >Right click the shortcut, choose Properties, and choose Maximized in the
    >Run drop-down list (it's on the shortcut tab).


    Got it. Thanks.
     
  5. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1vsgx6fgayqes.6v1kps9g33rl.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:24:30 +0100, Grenou wrote:
    >
    >> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:kr8n26ha99d8fag0eiap112nojkm6vdhib@4ax.com...
    >>> I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less
    >>> than
    >>> a
    >>> week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than
    >>> full
    >>> screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they
    >>> always
    >>> do
    >>> and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on
    >>> Windows
    >>> 7?
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Windows key + Up Arrow key will make the window full screen.
    >> I haven't heard of any method that does it automatically, so if someone
    >> knows, please tell me the secret.
    >> Using the keyboard shortcuts works well.
    >> Windows Key+Left Arrow key, to dock half a screen size window to the
    >> left,
    >> the Right Arrow key docks it to the right.
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    > You can change the shortcut to always open in full screen.
    >
    > Right click the shortcut, choose Properties, and choose Maximized in the
    > Run drop-down list (it's on the shortcut tab).
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


    Thank you Stumbling Bloch :)

    Grenou
     
  6. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, jrfjr1.

    To repeat what gets posted here pretty often (and what has not changed since
    about Win9x):

    There are 3 versions of "full screen". They may look nearly the same to us
    humans, but Windows knows the difference.

    1. Maximized: This is what we often mean when we say "full screen".
    It fills most of the screen, but leaves the Title Bar and Taskbar exposed.
    (This is also what you get with <Win><Up>.)

    2. Full Screen: This is what we get when we toggle the <F11> key - in
    most places, but some apps don't respond to this. This opens the screen
    even wider than Maximized, covering even the "X" in the upper right corner.
    Just press <F11> again to toggle it back to the previous window size.

    3. Normal window, stretched to cover most of the screen. This is what
    works best in many cases. Just use your mouse (or your keyboard arrow keys)
    to stretch the screen to the size you like. Windows will remember this size
    UNTIL you close some other window after you close this one; Windows
    remembers the LAST window closed for each app, such as an IE window.

    For most apps, we can right-click on the shortcut or .exe file and click
    Properties. Set the Run box to Maximized. This works for MOST apps, but
    sometimes it doesn't.

    Then, of course, there is also Minimized, but we seldom want an app to open
    this way; it just minimizes the window to an icon on the Taskbar.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

    wrote in message news:kr8n26ha99d8fag0eiap112nojkm6vdhib@4ax.com...

    I;m new to Windows 7 but I've figured out quite a bit already in less than a
    week. But one thing that perplexes me is windows opening in less than full
    screen. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't I would prefer they always
    do
    and I could downsize them if need be. Is there a way to do this on Windows
    7?
    Thanks.
     

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