..all gone through now but I'm STILL having the same problem I've spent 48 straight painful hours trying to solve. I beg you to solve this for me. I'm losing my mind!
I've googled every forum there is, all with the same result: Lot's of threads with the same question, though no solutions that work for me. I am losing it and I really hope this forum can help me fix this setting in Vista.
I got a Dell XPS M1530, running Vista Ultimate 32bit.
I can see many explain the same problem. You open a window in Vista such as "My pictures" or what ever, and the window that opens open in a non maximized state (800x600 or something I think I could read here somewhere). For me the best example I can give is when I open a folder going through the start menu (for example accessories, Administrative tools, Games etc.), everything I click is opened in a small window (unless I've been there before and maximized it manually and closing it so Vista remembers it so that next time it's maximized. Oh, that’s great right? Well problem is there are thousands of folders and such in a computer and I do NOT want to have to do that every single time. Every time there's a new folder I haven’t opened before and I open it for the first time, I have to maximize it. Every single time…..I am going crazy!
Solutions I found on the web regarding this but which is NOT working for me:
1. Open a new window (which isn't maximized), maximize it by using the maximize button, hold shift while closing window.
2. Same as above but holding ctrl + closing window.
3. Open a new window (which isn't maximized), maximize it by dragging the window to i.e. full size, hold shift while closing window.
4. Same as no. 3 but with Ctrl + closing window.
5. Tried all 4 above with ctrl+shift+closing window.
6. Crate/locate a shortcut, in properties choose Maximized under "run", then close.
All these results in the same, only the folder I am closing is remembered to be maximized. Everyone I haven't visited before is the small size I now so deepy hate.
What I want:
It’s simple. Anything I doubleclick, any folder, any program, what ever, ANYTHING, I click it and it should OPEN AS A MAXIMIZED WINDOW. As you probably remember, this is how it works in XP. How can they change something so elementary and then make it freaking impossible to redo. I mean, a simple “open new windows as maximized” in the “Tools – Folder options”, is that too much to ask if they absolutely had to change something like this? What were Microsoft thinking?
I would just love if someone could tell me to just go somewhere and tell my OS to open new windows maximized. That would just completely make my day.
And I noticed that a bunch of the replies on the net on this issue replies with explanations on how to get IE7 to open windows maximized. Yes I had the same problem with IE too, but that one was solvable (if that's a word) and every window I open in IE now maximizes. Amazing, right? Is that just too much to ask Vista to be able to do? Do I really have to reinstall Windows 95 - Windows XP to be able to do this?
Please help me! Appreciate anyone who will help prevent my soon to become ulcer due to this......