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"Always Maximise" setting in XP?

I realise that this trivial enquiry is below the mental horizon for the bright minds I see contributing to this excellent site -- but having stumbled over you all:
I have been told that somewhere there is a spot in XP Home version that allows an "Always Maximise" window command to be activated.
Can anyone confirm; and if so, explain where etc?
All best wishes.

David Gurr
Thursday, February 19, 2004

yes! I need this! I like my windows big. I have a big monitor and I want to take full advantage of it.

Windows XP drives me bonkers when it makes windows ALMOST maximized. When I try to close a window, I often close the window BEHIND instead. >:-\ 

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Well, if it's a shortcut, right click on it, go to properties and change the run box to Maximized.

I'm not sure if there is a system wide setting for this though.


Steve Barbour
Thursday, February 19, 2004

There's a free program at that can automatically resize any window that you want when it's opened.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Thank you all for your helpful advice. Setting "Run" to Maximise seems to work for all except IE itself. Its Properties Menu doesn't allow for a Run entry.
I use a Logitech keyboard which allows assignment of a website or a program to various buttons.
For example the path to my browser portal is:

Pressing the My Home button will open the browser, but not maximise it. etc.

David Gurr
Thursday, February 19, 2004

IE opens in the last state it was closed in. You can probably figure out the registry key it uses to save that info, then set it to read-only.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

IE does not always close in the last state it was closed in. There are MANY complaints on the internet about IE refusing to stay maximized. IE likes to be nearly maximized. I don't know why. Apparently, the IE designers thought "maximize" window button looked cooler than the "restore" window button (with two overlapping windows)..?

Thursday, February 19, 2004

I fully agree with that last, this has got to be the biggest failing of IE. For example, even when my IE shortcut is set to always maximise, opening a link in a new window will result in an 'almost-maximised' new browser window. Can anybody fix this glaring flaw?

Paul Loy
Friday, April 9, 2004

you can use a program called Autosizer

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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