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How to make windows open at the same size?

  1. #1


    Lakesidezx Guest

    How to make windows open at the same size?

    This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have it open
    at the same size as the last time that I closed it.

    For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size regardless
    of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly having to resize
    the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view it at.

    Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at first at
    full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much smaller, I end up
    maximizing the window then closing it, and upon opening a new IE windows,
    it's not the same size as the last time that I closed it.

    How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they always
    open at the last size that I used them at?

    Thanks for the assistance.


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  3. #2


    Tiberius Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    1) Resize to the size you want
    2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    click on the close button of the window with your mouse

    the position and size will be retained...

    tell me if this helps


    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:61919CF9-33B2-4087-ABBB-1845943CDF41@microsoft.com...
    > This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have it
    > open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >
    > For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size regardless
    > of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly having to resize
    > the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view it at.
    >
    > Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at first
    > at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much smaller, I end
    > up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon opening a new IE
    > windows, it's not the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >
    > How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they
    > always open at the last size that I used them at?
    >
    > Thanks for the assistance.




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  4. #3


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    Oh yeah! That works great. I assume it will remember these window sizes
    even after a reboot?. Hope so, cause thats the simplest thing I've seen so
    far for what I want windows to do.

    Thanks,
    "Tiberius" <321@123.32> wrote in message
    news:%23n%2312t3qHHA.4132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > 1) Resize to the size you want
    > 2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    > click on the close button of the window with your mouse
    >
    > the position and size will be retained...
    >
    > tell me if this helps
    >
    >
    > "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:61919CF9-33B2-4087-ABBB-1845943CDF41@microsoft.com...
    >> This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have it
    >> open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>
    >> For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size
    >> regardless of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly
    >> having to resize the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view it
    >> at.
    >>
    >> Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at first
    >> at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much smaller, I end
    >> up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon opening a new IE
    >> windows, it's not the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>
    >> How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they
    >> always open at the last size that I used them at?
    >>
    >> Thanks for the assistance.

    >
    >



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  5. #4


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    Ooops, works great on windows explorer but apparently Internet Explorer has
    a mind of it's own. Doesn't matter how much I try with I.E. It opens at
    whatever size it wants. Well... Atleast Windows Explorer is now opening at
    the size I want it at.

    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:FED2F401-8A54-47CF-89F9-3F6D8BA140F0@microsoft.com...
    > Oh yeah! That works great. I assume it will remember these window sizes
    > even after a reboot?. Hope so, cause thats the simplest thing I've seen
    > so far for what I want windows to do.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > "Tiberius" <321@123.32> wrote in message
    > news:%23n%2312t3qHHA.4132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> 1) Resize to the size you want
    >> 2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    >> click on the close button of the window with your mouse
    >>
    >> the position and size will be retained...
    >>
    >> tell me if this helps
    >>
    >>
    >> "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    >> news:61919CF9-33B2-4087-ABBB-1845943CDF41@microsoft.com...
    >>> This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have it
    >>> open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>>
    >>> For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size
    >>> regardless of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly
    >>> having to resize the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view it
    >>> at.
    >>>
    >>> Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at first
    >>> at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much smaller, I end
    >>> up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon opening a new IE
    >>> windows, it's not the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>>
    >>> How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they
    >>> always open at the last size that I used them at?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the assistance.

    >>
    >>

    >



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  6. #5


    KristleBawl Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    If you don't mind full size, minimize all other program windows except IE,
    right-click on the taskbar and choose Show Windows Stacked.

    When I did that on my Vista Home Basic, IE resized itself to cover all but
    the sidebar (always on top of other...) and retained that size. The same
    worked for WinMail, as long it's the only program not minimized at the time
    I 'stacked' it.

    KB

    "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    news:FD94EE12-1F2B-4B0B-BC72-4C5696DAFB98@microsoft.com...
    > Ooops, works great on windows explorer but apparently Internet Explorer
    > has a mind of it's own. Doesn't matter how much I try with I.E. It opens
    > at whatever size it wants. Well... Atleast Windows Explorer is now
    > opening at the size I want it at.
    >
    > "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >> Oh yeah! That works great. I assume it will remember these window sizes
    >> even after a reboot?. Hope so, cause thats the simplest thing I've seen
    >> so far for what I want windows to do.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> "Tiberius" wrote in message
    >>> 1) Resize to the size you want
    >>> 2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    >>> click on the close button of the window with your mouse
    >>>
    >>> the position and size will be retained...
    >>>
    >>> tell me if this helps
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >>>> This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have it
    >>>> open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>>>
    >>>> For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size
    >>>> regardless of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly
    >>>> having to resize the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view
    >>>> it at.
    >>>>
    >>>> Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at
    >>>> first at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much
    >>>> smaller, I end up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon
    >>>> opening a new IE windows, it's not the same size as the last time that
    >>>> I closed it.
    >>>>
    >>>> How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they
    >>>> always open at the last size that I used them at?



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  7. #6


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    Thanks. It's not really full screen but it's close enough to what I wanted
    so thats a good solution.

    Thanks for that information, it is appreciated.

    "KristleBawl" <kristlebawl@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:O6y6nu8qHHA.1168@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > If you don't mind full size, minimize all other program windows except IE,
    > right-click on the taskbar and choose Show Windows Stacked.
    >
    > When I did that on my Vista Home Basic, IE resized itself to cover all but
    > the sidebar (always on top of other...) and retained that size. The same
    > worked for WinMail, as long it's the only program not minimized at the
    > time I 'stacked' it.
    >
    > KB
    >
    > "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    > news:FD94EE12-1F2B-4B0B-BC72-4C5696DAFB98@microsoft.com...
    >> Ooops, works great on windows explorer but apparently Internet Explorer
    >> has a mind of it's own. Doesn't matter how much I try with I.E. It opens
    >> at whatever size it wants. Well... Atleast Windows Explorer is now
    >> opening at the size I want it at.
    >>
    >> "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >>> Oh yeah! That works great. I assume it will remember these window
    >>> sizes even after a reboot?. Hope so, cause thats the simplest thing
    >>> I've seen so far for what I want windows to do.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> "Tiberius" wrote in message
    >>>> 1) Resize to the size you want
    >>>> 2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    >>>> click on the close button of the window with your mouse
    >>>>
    >>>> the position and size will be retained...
    >>>>
    >>>> tell me if this helps
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >>>>> This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have
    >>>>> it open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size
    >>>>> regardless of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly
    >>>>> having to resize the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view
    >>>>> it at.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at
    >>>>> first at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much
    >>>>> smaller, I end up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon
    >>>>> opening a new IE windows, it's not the same size as the last time that
    >>>>> I closed it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How do I go about making my window sizes stick in Vista so that they
    >>>>> always open at the last size that I used them at?

    >



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  8. #7


    KristleBawl Guest

    Re: How to make windows open at the same size?

    You're welcome. I'm glad it's working for you.

    KB

    "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    news:7E00FF6C-8739-474C-9CEC-F40360A09752@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks. It's not really full screen but it's close enough to what I
    > wanted so thats a good solution.
    >
    > Thanks for that information, it is appreciated.
    >
    > "KristleBawl" wrote in message
    >> If you don't mind full size, minimize all other program windows except
    >> IE, right-click on the taskbar and choose Show Windows Stacked.
    >>
    >> When I did that on my Vista Home Basic, IE resized itself to cover all
    >> but the sidebar (always on top of other...) and retained that size. The
    >> same worked for WinMail, as long it's the only program not minimized at
    >> the time I 'stacked' it.
    >>
    >> KB
    >>
    >> "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >>> Ooops, works great on windows explorer but apparently Internet Explorer
    >>> has a mind of it's own. Doesn't matter how much I try with I.E. It
    >>> opens at whatever size it wants. Well... Atleast Windows Explorer is
    >>> now opening at the size I want it at.
    >>>>
    >>>> "Tiberius" wrote in message
    >>>>> 1) Resize to the size you want
    >>>>> 2) Press the shift key and keep it pressed and while still pressed,
    >>>>> click on the close button of the window with your mouse
    >>>>>
    >>>>> the position and size will be retained...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Lakesidezx" wrote in message
    >>>>>> This has annoyed me forever now. I'd like to open a window and have
    >>>>>> it open at the same size as the last time that I closed it.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> For example, the windows explorer window opens at the same size
    >>>>>> regardless of what size it was last stretched to. So Im constantly
    >>>>>> having to resize the explorer window to accomodate how I wish to view
    >>>>>> it at.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Another example would be the Internet Explorer window, it opens at
    >>>>>> first at full screen then it opens subsequent windows much much
    >>>>>> smaller, I end up maximizing the window then closing it, and upon
    >>>>>> opening a new IE windows, it's not the same size as the last time
    >>>>>> that I closed it.



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