Windows 7 how do I get permenant fullscreen?

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Steve Day, May 30, 2010.

  1. Steve Day

    Steve Day Guest

    How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on windows
    7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    sized screen.
    cheers
    NR
    Steve Day, May 30, 2010
    #1
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  2. Steve Day

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Steve.

    This has always been problematic in Windows, it seems. There are two
    related problems: The definition of "full screen", and how to make the
    selection stick.

    First, when we say "full screen", we might mean:

    1. What Microsoft calls "full screen", which is what we get with the
    <F11> key toggle.

    2. Maximized - which is what we get when we click the square icon near
    the X in the red corner; if it is already Maximized, this square becomes
    "Restore Down".

    3. A "normal" window, stretched by using the mouse or keyboard, to cover
    the entire visible desktop.

    These may look the same - or almost the same - to our eyes, but Windows
    knows the differences.

    To get full-time Maximized windows, we can right-click on the shortcut that
    starts the app, then Properties, and choose "Maximized" in the Run box. In
    my experience, this usually works - but not always.

    The time-honored method is to choose "Normal window", then stretch it as in
    #2 above, and then make sure that the "full" window is the LAST one closed
    when we exit the app. All too often, though, after reading a web page, for
    example, in the full window, we click the X to exit the browser - only to
    find a small window lurking behind the one we were reading. The small
    window may have been a pop-under ad so we quickly close it. Gotcha! That
    small window is the LAST browser window closed in that session, so Windows
    remembers that small size next time we start the browser.

    But, like many other users, I've never understood why we can't Maximize a
    window, then close it, and have Windows remember that we like that app to be
    Maximized. But it will remember the LAST size of a "normal window".

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

    "Steve Day" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on
    > windows
    > 7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    > doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    > sized screen.
    > cheers
    > NR
    R. C. White, May 30, 2010
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  3. Steve Day

    Steve Day Guest

    Hi RC thanks for the swift response, There does not appear to be a run box
    to click maximise
    in , in the properties section.

    And the age old fav of stretching does not work either, its got me
    completewly baffled.

    Respects
    Steve

    "R. C. White" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Hi, Steve.
    >
    > This has always been problematic in Windows, it seems. There are two
    > related problems: The definition of "full screen", and how to make the
    > selection stick.
    >
    > First, when we say "full screen", we might mean:
    >
    > 1. What Microsoft calls "full screen", which is what we get with the
    > <F11> key toggle.
    >
    > 2. Maximized - which is what we get when we click the square icon near
    > the X in the red corner; if it is already Maximized, this square becomes
    > "Restore Down".
    >
    > 3. A "normal" window, stretched by using the mouse or keyboard, to
    > cover the entire visible desktop.
    >
    > These may look the same - or almost the same - to our eyes, but Windows
    > knows the differences.
    >
    > To get full-time Maximized windows, we can right-click on the shortcut
    > that starts the app, then Properties, and choose "Maximized" in the Run
    > box. In my experience, this usually works - but not always.
    >
    > The time-honored method is to choose "Normal window", then stretch it as
    > in #2 above, and then make sure that the "full" window is the LAST one
    > closed when we exit the app. All too often, though, after reading a web
    > page, for example, in the full window, we click the X to exit the
    > browser - only to find a small window lurking behind the one we were
    > reading. The small window may have been a pop-under ad so we quickly
    > close it. Gotcha! That small window is the LAST browser window closed in
    > that session, so Windows remembers that small size next time we start the
    > browser.
    >
    > But, like many other users, I've never understood why we can't Maximize a
    > window, then close it, and have Windows remember that we like that app to
    > be Maximized. But it will remember the LAST size of a "normal window".
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    >
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)
    >
    > "Steve Day" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on
    >> windows
    >> 7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    >> doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    >> sized screen.
    >> cheers
    >> NR

    >
    Steve Day, May 30, 2010
    #3
  4. Steve Day

    Steve Day Guest

    Ok RC slight correction, using your kind advice I can now open IE fully
    automatically
    thanks very much for your help, but al
    l the other apps and shortcuts still only open small and wont stay full
    sized after they have been closed down and reopened.

    Steve



    "R. C. White" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Hi, Steve.
    >
    > This has always been problematic in Windows, it seems. There are two
    > related problems: The definition of "full screen", and how to make the
    > selection stick.
    >
    > First, when we say "full screen", we might mean:
    >
    > 1. What Microsoft calls "full screen", which is what we get with the
    > <F11> key toggle.
    >
    > 2. Maximized - which is what we get when we click the square icon near
    > the X in the red corner; if it is already Maximized, this square becomes
    > "Restore Down".
    >
    > 3. A "normal" window, stretched by using the mouse or keyboard, to
    > cover the entire visible desktop.
    >
    > These may look the same - or almost the same - to our eyes, but Windows
    > knows the differences.
    >
    > To get full-time Maximized windows, we can right-click on the shortcut
    > that starts the app, then Properties, and choose "Maximized" in the Run
    > box. In my experience, this usually works - but not always.
    >
    > The time-honored method is to choose "Normal window", then stretch it as
    > in #2 above, and then make sure that the "full" window is the LAST one
    > closed when we exit the app. All too often, though, after reading a web
    > page, for example, in the full window, we click the X to exit the
    > browser - only to find a small window lurking behind the one we were
    > reading. The small window may have been a pop-under ad so we quickly
    > close it. Gotcha! That small window is the LAST browser window closed in
    > that session, so Windows remembers that small size next time we start the
    > browser.
    >
    > But, like many other users, I've never understood why we can't Maximize a
    > window, then close it, and have Windows remember that we like that app to
    > be Maximized. But it will remember the LAST size of a "normal window".
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    >
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)
    >
    > "Steve Day" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on
    >> windows
    >> 7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    >> doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    >> sized screen.
    >> cheers
    >> NR

    >
    Steve Day, May 30, 2010
    #4
  5. Steve Day

    Grenou Guest

    "Steve Day" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on
    > windows
    > 7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    > doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    > sized screen.
    > cheers
    > NR



    It's very annoying, not only doesn't the window remember it's previous
    setting, on my computer it seems to 'wander' from left to right every time I
    open a window, it's shifted a tad to the right unless I immediately move it.
    Not MS' finest hour when they decided to make it this way.

    I use the Windows key + Left Arrow key to get the window to fill half the
    screen on the left, or the Up Arrow key to open full width, or the Right
    Arrow to half open on the right.
    It's as good as it seems to get.
    Hope this info helps :)

    Grenou
    Grenou, May 30, 2010
    #5
  6. "R. C. White" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > But, like many other users, I've never understood why we can't Maximize a
    > window, then close it, and have Windows remember that we like that app to
    > be Maximized


    That works for Explorer and Internet Explorer Windows in Windows XP.

    But is it really such a hardship to have to do one single extra mouse click
    to maximize a window you want maximized?

    --

    Brian Gregory. (In the UK)

    To email me remove the letter vee.
    Brian Gregory [UK], May 30, 2010
    #6
  7. Steve Day

    Simon Jones Guest

    On 2010-05-30, Grenou <> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Steve Day" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> How can I make the pages and folders open maximised IE fullscreen on
    >> windows
    >> 7 please, I would like them to open fullscreen by default. Dragging out
    >> doesnt work nor does F11 as the next time I open it is back to the third
    >> sized screen.
    >> cheers
    >> NR

    >
    >
    > It's very annoying, not only doesn't the window remember it's previous
    > setting, on my computer it seems to 'wander' from left to right every time I
    > open a window, it's shifted a tad to the right unless I immediately move it.
    > Not MS' finest hour when they decided to make it this way.
    >
    > I use the Windows key + Left Arrow key to get the window to fill half the
    > screen on the left, or the Up Arrow key to open full width, or the Right
    > Arrow to half open on the right.
    > It's as good as it seems to get.
    > Hope this info helps :)
    >
    > Grenou
    >


    Well, while we're on the subject, is there anyway to open all windows
    centred on the screen?


    --
    Simon.
    Simon Jones, May 31, 2010
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