Win 7 Explorer fills the screen when saving a file. WHY???

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Loony, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Loony

    Loony Guest

    Hlo :)

    Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?

    THX.
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
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  2. Loony

    Nil Guest

    On 18 Jan 2012, Loony <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    > FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?


    This is a very vague and uninformative description of your problem.

    This should help:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
     
    Nil, Jan 18, 2012
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  3. Loony

    choro Guest

    On 18/01/2012 11:45, Loony wrote:
    > Hlo :)
    >
    > Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    > FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >
    > THX.


    Grab it with the mouse in the bottom right hand corner and drag it
    upwards diagonally to reduce its size. Then when it is the size you want
    x it off to close the window. Next time you open it it will open at that
    smaller size.

    It remembers your preference and from then on opens up at that size. But
    if you accidentally click it to full size, then click it in the top
    right hand corner to the reduced size before closing it.

    Otherwise if you close it when it is in full size, it will think that is
    your preferred size.

    -- choro
     
    choro, Jan 18, 2012
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  4. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 13:54, choro wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 11:45, Loony wrote:
    >> Hlo :)
    >>
    >> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>
    >> THX.

    >
    > Grab it with the mouse in the bottom right hand corner and drag it
    > upwards diagonally to reduce its size. Then when it is the size you want
    > x it off to close the window. Next time you open it it will open at that
    > smaller size.


    Thanks Choro but it didn't work for me. I tried holding the left and the
    right buttons (separately) but no success. The page is still full screen
    size.

    > It remembers your preference and from then on opens up at that size. But
    > if you accidentally click it to full size, then click it in the top
    > right hand corner to the reduced size before closing it.
    >
    > Otherwise if you close it when it is in full size, it will think that is
    > your preferred size.


    All that would be great but it leaves me out :-(

    > -- choro


    Is it possible that there is a missing step somewhere?

    Thanks for the attempt anyway.
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
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  5. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 13:23, Nil wrote:
    > On 18 Jan 2012, Loony<> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?

    >
    > This is a very vague and uninformative description of your problem.
    >
    > This should help:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


    It has nothing to do with my question.
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
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  6. Loony

    Wolf K Guest

    On 18/01/2012 10:07 AM, Loony wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 13:54, choro wrote:

    [...]
    >> Grab it with the mouse in the bottom right hand corner and drag it
    >> upwards diagonally to reduce its size. Then when it is the size you want
    >> x it off to close the window. Next time you open it it will open at that
    >> smaller size.

    >
    > Thanks Choro but it didn't work for me. I tried holding the left and the
    > right buttons (separately) but no success. The page is still full screen
    > size.


    Click the middle button before you try this. You've set Explorer to
    fixed full screen, in which mode Choro's advice doesn't work.

    [...]

    HTH
    Wolf K.
     
    Wolf K, Jan 18, 2012
    #6
  7. In article <>, says...
    >
    > On 18/01/2012 13:23, Nil wrote:
    > > On 18 Jan 2012, Loony<> wrote in
    > > alt.windows7.general:
    > >
    > >> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    > >> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?

    > >
    > > This is a very vague and uninformative description of your problem.
    > >
    > > This should help:
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    >
    > It has nothing to do with my question.



    It has everything to do with your question - that is, it tells you how
    to ask your question in such a way that you include sufficient detail
    for others to understand the problem well enough to be able to answer.
    As it is, it isn't clear what the exact problem is, what steps you take
    that cause the problem to appear, etc.

    --
    Zaphod

    Voted "Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe" for seven
    years in a row.
     
    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Jan 18, 2012
    #7
  8. Loony

    choro Guest

    On 18/01/2012 15:17, Wolf K wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 10:07 AM, Loony wrote:
    >> On 18/01/2012 13:54, choro wrote:

    > [...]
    >>> Grab it with the mouse in the bottom right hand corner and drag it
    >>> upwards diagonally to reduce its size. Then when it is the size you want
    >>> x it off to close the window. Next time you open it it will open at that
    >>> smaller size.

    >>
    >> Thanks Choro but it didn't work for me. I tried holding the left and the
    >> right buttons (separately) but no success. The page is still full screen
    >> size.

    >
    > Click the middle button before you try this. You've set Explorer to
    > fixed full screen, in which mode Choro's advice doesn't work.


    Good thinking! Of course it is in the full screen mode then and cannot
    be resized using the manual method I advocated. Just to add something,
    you can not only size the "Save" window but you can also position it
    where you want it to appear. Something I had forgotten to mention.

    One other note: When in full screen mode, the explorer window and other
    windows can be made to jump to the left or right half of the screen by
    using the "Windows" + any one of the Arrow Keys as a hotkey. Experiment
    and find out. Win+Up Arrow for example will give you full screen.
    --
    choro
    >
    > [...]
    >
    > HTH
    > Wolf K.
     
    choro, Jan 18, 2012
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  9. Loony

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Loony wrote:
    > Hlo :)
    >
    > Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    > FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >
    > THX.


    By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.

    You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.

    The answer is to reduce the DPI.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Jan 18, 2012
    #9
  10. Loony

    Wolf K Guest

    On 18/01/2012 11:28 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Loony wrote:
    >> Hlo :)
    >>
    >> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>
    >> THX.

    >
    > By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    > Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >
    > You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    > bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >
    > The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >
    > Ed
    >
    >



    If this is the problem, I think you have it backwards.

    Wolf K.
     
    Wolf K, Jan 18, 2012
    #10
  11. Loony

    Nil Guest

    On 18 Jan 2012, Loony <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    >
    > It has nothing to do with my question.


    It has everything to do with your question. Did you read it? If you
    did, you would have learned how to ask a coherent technical question,
    providing enough precise detail for people to give you good, educated
    answers.
     
    Nil, Jan 18, 2012
    #11
  12. Loony

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Wolf K wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 11:28 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> Loony wrote:
    >>> Hlo :)
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >>> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>>
    >>> THX.

    >>
    >> By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    >> Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >>
    >> You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    >> bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >>
    >> The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >>
    >> Ed
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > If this is the problem, I think you have it backwards.
    >
    > Wolf K.


    This a superb conversation. It makes me proud to be a linguist.
    If science has an objective language that can be shared throughout the
    scientific community, by which observations can be recorded and shared,
    and by which truth can gradually be narrowed as theory replaces theory,
    well, I have yet to discover it.

    In a world where we can't even prove that reality exists beyond mental
    awareness; wherein a Higgs boson is necessary for the Standard Model of
    particle physics and yet, if isolated and found, will simply corroborate
    the theory rather than set it as true; wherein quantum theory has never
    been falsified through millions of tests and yet involves the
    Uncertainty Principle that confounds human reason; well, if even users
    of the same language can't make head or tail of each other's statements,
    then that would seem rather appropriate to the known status quo.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Jan 18, 2012
    #12
  13. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 16:28, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Loony wrote:
    >> Hlo :)
    >>
    >> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>
    >> THX.

    >
    > By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    > Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >
    > You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    > bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >
    > The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >
    > Ed


    Thanks all for your efforts.

    I reduced my DPI from 1280x1040 to 1280x960. That blurred my screen and
    I did not succeed in reducing the Win Explorer. The middle button
    someone mentioned - I have a Logitech Laser and there is a little silver
    button in the middle with what looks like a tennis racquet. It didn't
    help though. I think I'll have to start again back in kindergarten.

    Where is the click supposed to be made?

    Has anyone succeeded in achieving this Win Explorer reduction? How many?
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
    #13
  14. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 20:54, Loony wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 16:28, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >> Loony wrote:
    >>> Hlo :)
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >>> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>>
    >>> THX.

    >>
    >> By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    >> Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >>
    >> You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    >> bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >>
    >> The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    > Thanks all for your efforts.
    >
    > I reduced my DPI from 1280x1040 to 1280x960. That blurred my screen and
    > I did not succeed in reducing the Win Explorer. The middle button
    > someone mentioned - I have a Logitech Laser and there is a little silver
    > button in the middle with what looks like a tennis racquet. It didn't
    > help though. I think I'll have to start again back in kindergarten.
    >
    > Where is the click supposed to be made?
    >
    > Has anyone succeeded in achieving this Win Explorer reduction? How many?
    >


    Wow!

    After my middle click, a round button appeared on the lower left corner
    of Win Explorer and it reduced immediately to a much smaller size.

    Thanks guys :)
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
    #14
  15. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 20:59, Loony wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 20:54, Loony wrote:
    >> On 18/01/2012 16:28, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>> Loony wrote:
    >>>> Hlo :)
    >>>>
    >>>> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >>>> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>>>
    >>>> THX.
    >>>
    >>> By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    >>> Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >>>
    >>> You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    >>> bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >>>
    >>> The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >>>
    >>> Ed

    >>
    >> Thanks all for your efforts.
    >>
    >> I reduced my DPI from 1280x1040 to 1280x960. That blurred my screen and
    >> I did not succeed in reducing the Win Explorer. The middle button
    >> someone mentioned - I have a Logitech Laser and there is a little silver
    >> button in the middle with what looks like a tennis racquet. It didn't
    >> help though. I think I'll have to start again back in kindergarten.
    >>
    >> Where is the click supposed to be made?
    >>
    >> Has anyone succeeded in achieving this Win Explorer reduction? How many?
    >>

    >
    > Wow!
    >
    > After my middle click, a round button appeared on the lower left corner
    > of Win Explorer and it reduced immediately to a much smaller size.
    >
    > Thanks guys :)


    The round button has the words Hide Folders.
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
    #15
  16. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 18/01/2012 15:17, Wolf K wrote:
    > On 18/01/2012 10:07 AM, Loony wrote:
    >> On 18/01/2012 13:54, choro wrote:

    > [...]
    >>> Grab it with the mouse in the bottom right hand corner and drag it
    >>> upwards diagonally to reduce its size. Then when it is the size you want
    >>> x it off to close the window. Next time you open it it will open at that
    >>> smaller size.

    >>
    >> Thanks Choro but it didn't work for me. I tried holding the left and the
    >> right buttons (separately) but no success. The page is still full screen
    >> size.

    >
    > Click the middle button before you try this. You've set Explorer to
    > fixed full screen, in which mode Choro's advice doesn't work.
    >
    > [...]
    >
    > HTH
    > Wolf K.


    Congratulations Wolf, you hit the right button :)
     
    Loony, Jan 18, 2012
    #16
  17. Loony

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:54:00 +0000, Loony <> wrote:

    >> Loony wrote:
    >>> Hlo :)
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >>> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>>

    >
    >I reduced my DPI from 1280x1040 to 1280x960. That blurred my screen and
    >I did not succeed in reducing the Win Explorer. The middle button
    >someone mentioned - I have a Logitech Laser and there is a little silver
    >button in the middle with what looks like a tennis racquet. It didn't
    >help though. I think I'll have to start again back in kindergarten.
    >
    >Where is the click supposed to be made?
    >
    >Has anyone succeeded in achieving this Win Explorer reduction? How many?


    Looks like you figured it out, but I'd like to join those who pointed
    out that your question was ridiculously vague. In the future, you may
    get faster and better assistance if you ask your question properly.
    Use the link that Nil provided (the one that you said didn't apply,
    but it did apply) to see what kind of information to provide. Good
    luck.

    --

    Char Jackson
     
    Char Jackson, Jan 18, 2012
    #17
  18. On 1/18/2012, Nil posted:
    > On 18 Jan 2012, Loony <> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:


    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    >>
    >> It has nothing to do with my question.


    > It has everything to do with your question. Did you read it? If you
    > did, you would have learned how to ask a coherent technical question,
    > providing enough precise detail for people to give you good, educated
    > answers.


    Why can't you guys understand that, as he said, Loony wants to
    *castrate* Windows Eplorer?

    Also, why can't I figure out what that is supposed to mean?

    :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 18, 2012
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  19. Loony

    Nil Guest

    Nil, Jan 19, 2012
    #19
  20. On 1/18/2012, Ed Cryer posted:
    > Wolf K wrote:
    >> On 18/01/2012 11:28 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    >>> Loony wrote:
    >>>> Hlo :)
    >>>>
    >>>> Anyone know how to castrate Win Explorer to a much smaller size (FAR
    >>>> FROM A FULL SCREEN) when saving a file?
    >>>>
    >>>> THX.
    >>>
    >>> By process of elimination, I think I've hit upon the problem you have.
    >>> Elementary, my dear Loony, for the world's greatest detective.
    >>>
    >>> You've got a DPI setting so high that the "save as" screen cuts off the
    >>> bottom three option boxes; encoding, save, cancel.
    >>>
    >>> The answer is to reduce the DPI.
    >>>
    >>> Ed
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> If this is the problem, I think you have it backwards.
    >>
    >> Wolf K.


    > This a superb conversation. It makes me proud to be a linguist.
    > If science has an objective language that can be shared throughout the
    > scientific community, by which observations can be recorded and shared, and
    > by which truth can gradually be narrowed as theory replaces theory, well, I
    > have yet to discover it.


    > In a world where we can't even prove that reality exists beyond mental
    > awareness; wherein a Higgs boson is necessary for the Standard Model of
    > particle physics and yet, if isolated and found, will simply corroborate the
    > theory rather than set it as true; wherein quantum theory has never been
    > falsified through millions of tests and yet involves the Uncertainty
    > Principle that confounds human reason; well, if even users of the same
    > language can't make head or tail of each other's statements, then that would
    > seem rather appropriate to the known status quo.


    > Ed


    I can't hardly fail to avoid disagreeing with what you couldn't hardly
    have avoided having written.

    Or do I mean something else? :)

    Actually, I find your little essay on semiotics to be very cogent...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 19, 2012
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