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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Morris, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Morris

    Morris Flightless Bird

    I'd like my notepad to open a file with the following
    characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.
    2. The view would roll to the end of the file

    Is it possible and how?
    Regards
    Morris
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Not without you writing some script or macro to do that. See AutoIT
    available on the web.

    Morris wrote:

    > I'd like my notepad to open a file with the following
    > characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    > 1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.
    > 2. The view would roll to the end of the file
    >
    > Is it possible and how?
    > Regards
    > Morris
    >
    >
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Morris" <imorris@automail.com> wrote in message
    news:uRSaJqXtKHA.5148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I'd like my notepad to open a file with the following
    > characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    > 1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.
    > 2. The view would roll to the end of the file
    >
    > Is it possible and how?
    > Regards
    > Morris
    >


    Have a look at your identical post in the Server Scripting newsgroup, then
    check out this link to see why crossposting is much better than
    multiposting. The latter causes duplication of effort.
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
     
  4. ybS2okj

    ybS2okj Flightless Bird

    It is possible to do point 1 but not point 2. To do point 1, open Notepad
    and then with your mouse expand it by dragging the sides and corners of the
    notepad window until you have got the maximum size. Don't use the maximize
    icon (the middle icon on the right upper corner of the windows) because it
    doesn't do the job on some systems.

    Point 2 can't be done because if the file is empty, the default is to go to
    top left corner of the window and so you can't manipulate it unless you
    enter manually some line feeds by pressing ENTER key.

    hth
    <Microsoft Valuable Pirates have run out of ideas and so their only solution
    is to scan and re-scan the system with all anti-virus software on this
    planet>

    "Morris" <imorris@automail.com> wrote in message
    news:uRSaJqXtKHA.5148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I'd like my notepad to open a file with the following
    > characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    > 1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.
    > 2. The view would roll to the end of the file
    >
    > Is it possible and how?
    > Regards
    > Morris
    >
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Morris wrote:

    > I'd like my notepad to open a file


    Is that "a" file (meaning a specific one) or "any" file (meaning you want
    the behaviors to be exhibit on any file you open with Notepad)?

    > with the following
    > characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    > 1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.


    For "a" file, create a shortcut that runs notepad.exe and specifies the file
    as a parameter. If there are spaces in the path to the notepad.exe file,
    enclose the command within double-quotes. Same for the parameter if there
    are spaces in its path (even if there aren't spaces, adding the
    double-quotes won't hurt). Then edit the properties of the shortcut to open
    a maximized window.

    > 2. The view would roll to the end of the file


    That would require sending the Ctrl+End keystroke combination to the program
    after it loaded. You will need some background utility that sends
    keystrokes to programs when they load, like AutoHotkey or AutoIt.
     
  6. Jerry Martin

    Jerry Martin Flightless Bird

    Hello:

    One solution to #1 - maximizing the window is to use a freeware program
    called AutoSizer.

    See: http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/ .

    Cheers,
    Jerry

    "Morris" <imorris@automail.com> wrote in message
    news:uRSaJqXtKHA.5148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I'd like my notepad to open a file with the following
    > characteristics(automatically upon launch):
    > 1. The window is maximized and occupies the whole screen.
    > 2. The view would roll to the end of the file
    >
    > Is it possible and how?
    > Regards
    > Morris
    >
     

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