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Why won't Windows Live Mail remember its last size?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Roy, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    It's so frustrating! Every time I open Windows Live Mail
    (version 2009), its window fills the screen from side to side, but
    only goes from the top of the screen to about half-way down. I have to
    maximize the window every time I run it! I've tried setting the 'Run'
    property to Maximize, tried resizing it by stretching the bottom
    border with the mouse, but every time it opens, it still opens the
    same way: covering the top half of the screen. This happens even if
    I've strretched it to cover the whole screen, and hold down the
    Control key while closing the program.

    I've noticed that when I stretch the program to fill the
    screen, there's a little effect (it's hard to describe; it's sort of a
    ripple effect) around the mouse cursor when I get to the bottom of the
    screen. I always took this to mean that something had happened. But
    when I release the mouse button, the bottom edge of the Windows Live
    window pops up a few pixels--like it's snapping to a grid--and I can't
    find any way to stop it from doing this. I've tried stretching it to
    almost full screen, so I don't get the ripple effect, but that doesn't
    help.

    This is very annoying. It never happened with Outlook Express!
    Does anybody have an answer?
     
  2. Antares 531

    Antares 531 Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 09 Sep 2010 10:24:29 -0500, Roy <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote:

    > It's so frustrating! Every time I open Windows Live Mail
    >(version 2009), its window fills the screen from side to side, but
    >only goes from the top of the screen to about half-way down. I have to
    >maximize the window every time I run it! I've tried setting the 'Run'
    >property to Maximize, tried resizing it by stretching the bottom
    >border with the mouse, but every time it opens, it still opens the
    >same way: covering the top half of the screen. This happens even if
    >I've strretched it to cover the whole screen, and hold down the
    >Control key while closing the program.
    >
    > I've noticed that when I stretch the program to fill the
    >screen, there's a little effect (it's hard to describe; it's sort of a
    >ripple effect) around the mouse cursor when I get to the bottom of the
    >screen. I always took this to mean that something had happened. But
    >when I release the mouse button, the bottom edge of the Windows Live
    >window pops up a few pixels--like it's snapping to a grid--and I can't
    >find any way to stop it from doing this. I've tried stretching it to
    >almost full screen, so I don't get the ripple effect, but that doesn't
    >help.
    >
    > This is very annoying. It never happened with Outlook Express!
    >Does anybody have an answer?
    >

    Once you've gotten it sized the way you want it, hold the shift key
    down and mouse click the X at the top right of the screen to close it
    while the shift key is pressed. It should open at the same size
    settings you had when you closed it, and this should prevail until the
    next time something changes these settings.
     
  3. Sir_George

    Sir_George Flightless Bird

    Hi Roy,

    Go to the top border of the window where the max, min, and close (red x) are
    located. Right click within the border and choose "size", then adjust to
    your preference. That should do it.

    --
    Sir_George

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    news:dduh86919hdsc7m6ooujivft52lcbgi9fb@4ax.com...
    > It's so frustrating! Every time I open Windows Live Mail
    > (version 2009), its window fills the screen from side to side, but
    > only goes from the top of the screen to about half-way down. I have to
    > maximize the window every time I run it! I've tried setting the 'Run'
    > property to Maximize, tried resizing it by stretching the bottom
    > border with the mouse, but every time it opens, it still opens the
    > same way: covering the top half of the screen. This happens even if
    > I've strretched it to cover the whole screen, and hold down the
    > Control key while closing the program.
    >
    > I've noticed that when I stretch the program to fill the
    > screen, there's a little effect (it's hard to describe; it's sort of a
    > ripple effect) around the mouse cursor when I get to the bottom of the
    > screen. I always took this to mean that something had happened. But
    > when I release the mouse button, the bottom edge of the Windows Live
    > window pops up a few pixels--like it's snapping to a grid--and I can't
    > find any way to stop it from doing this. I've tried stretching it to
    > almost full screen, so I don't get the ripple effect, but that doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > This is very annoying. It never happened with Outlook Express!
    > Does anybody have an answer?
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Roy" <rfeni@webspanning.net> wrote in message
    news:dduh86919hdsc7m6ooujivft52lcbgi9fb@4ax.com...
    > It's so frustrating! Every time I open Windows Live Mail
    > (version 2009), its window fills the screen from side to side, but
    > only goes from the top of the screen to about half-way down. I have to
    > maximize the window every time I run it! I've tried setting the 'Run'
    > property to Maximize, tried resizing it by stretching the bottom
    > border with the mouse, but every time it opens, it still opens the
    > same way: covering the top half of the screen. This happens even if
    > I've strretched it to cover the whole screen, and hold down the
    > Control key while closing the program.
    >
    > I've noticed that when I stretch the program to fill the
    > screen, there's a little effect (it's hard to describe; it's sort of a
    > ripple effect) around the mouse cursor when I get to the bottom of the
    > screen. I always took this to mean that something had happened. But
    > when I release the mouse button, the bottom edge of the Windows Live
    > window pops up a few pixels--like it's snapping to a grid--and I can't
    > find any way to stop it from doing this. I've tried stretching it to
    > almost full screen, so I don't get the ripple effect, but that doesn't
    > help.
    >
    > This is very annoying. It never happened with Outlook Express!
    > Does anybody have an answer?




    Any window you want to resize permanently must be the last window closed.

    Grab the corners of the window and drag it to full screen size. Do not use
    Maximize. Close all other windows first via the Taskbar and this one last.
    Windows will remember the size used of the last window closed the next
    time you open the program.

    If you still have problems, try this tool.

    WindowManager
    http://www.desksoft.com/WindowManager.htm

    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  5. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Roy.

    This "failure to remember the window size" has been a problem and a pet
    peeve for many users for several generations of Windows. :^{ Yours is the
    first report that I've heard that it applies only to WLM and not to OE or
    other apps.

    It sounds like you've tried the fixes that usually work, so I'm not sure
    what to try next.

    The "stretch to fill the screen, then close" usually works IF we MAKE SURE
    that the large window is the LAST WLM window closed. With some apps, such
    as IE, we often find, after we close the large window we're working in, that
    there is another, smaller window (perhaps a pop-up of some kind) lurking
    behind it. So we mutter a Grrr... and close that smaller window - and it's
    the LAST one closed so that's the size the app remembers for next time. :>(

    You did not give us any details about your system: Make and model of
    computer? Version (including SP level) of Windows? Version (build number)
    of WLM? We can't tell from your message headers because you posted using
    Forte Agent, rather than WLMail. Why did you not use WLM?

    What is your display system? Video card? Latest drivers? Mouse/keyboard?

    The more pertinent facts we know about your computer system, the more likely
    it is that we can help you solve your problem.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    "Roy" wrote in message news:dduh86919hdsc7m6ooujivft52lcbgi9fb@4ax.com...

    It's so frustrating! Every time I open Windows Live Mail
    (version 2009), its window fills the screen from side to side, but
    only goes from the top of the screen to about half-way down. I have to
    maximize the window every time I run it! I've tried setting the 'Run'
    property to Maximize, tried resizing it by stretching the bottom
    border with the mouse, but every time it opens, it still opens the
    same way: covering the top half of the screen. This happens even if
    I've strretched it to cover the whole screen, and hold down the
    Control key while closing the program.

    I've noticed that when I stretch the program to fill the
    screen, there's a little effect (it's hard to describe; it's sort of a
    ripple effect) around the mouse cursor when I get to the bottom of the
    screen. I always took this to mean that something had happened. But
    when I release the mouse button, the bottom edge of the Windows Live
    window pops up a few pixels--like it's snapping to a grid--and I can't
    find any way to stop it from doing this. I've tried stretching it to
    almost full screen, so I don't get the ripple effect, but that doesn't
    help.

    This is very annoying. It never happened with Outlook Express!
    Does anybody have an answer?
     
  6. Colon Oscopy

    Colon Oscopy Flightless Bird

    "Ibrahim Al-Qassam (Abdelaziz)" <IranWillRuleWorld@alibaba.ir> wrote in
    message news:i6d8fp$p65$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > use regular Windowsmail,. not stupid 'Live Mail"


    Maybe you should concentrate on cleaning toilets and not offering advice.
     

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