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Am I using this forum correctly? Computer questions

by beatlejoel / November 26, 2004 2:35 PM PST

first of all I want to make sure I am in the right place, posting the right questions. I have a lot of questions that probably have simple answers that I am sure a lot of you can help me with, such as,
everytime I open up a window it is small and I need to maximize it to fill the whole screen. Is there a way I can have it automatically maximized when I open a window?
See, silly questions like that, and I am sure there is a simple solution.
Please let me know if these boards and help me with further, silly questions, or where I should go to seek my silly answers! Thanks for any help.
Steve

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Re: Am I using this forum correctly? Computer questions
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 26, 2004 7:48 PM PST

All sorts of questions are welcome here. Silly or not. And by the way, they may seem silly, but if you are having a problem that you cannot resolve, then that can be very frustrating. So, ask away.

To your (first) question, Happy

What window are you trying to open? I mean what application or program? There may be various ways to solve it.

eg, if it is Windows Explorer, you could open it, maximise it, then goto File > Close and see if that remembers the "last state". That might work for any type of application.

Or, if you are opening from a shortcut on your desktop, right click the shortcut, choose Properties, then in the "Shortcut" tab, find the "Run" section, pull down the window and choose "Maximised".

There will be other things we can try.

Does that solve the problem?

If so, NEXT!!

Mark

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Re: Am I using this forum correctly? Computer questions
by roddy32 / November 26, 2004 9:16 PM PST

I found that the easiest way is to open a window in the browser and instead of maximizing it, drag all 4 sides so it fills the screen which should train it and then either do like Mark said and use file/close or simply X the box out. The next time that you open it, it should be maximized. You MAY have to reboot to train it but I don't think so. I trained mine ages ago and don't really remember.

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(NT) (NT) i drag and when ready to close i hold shift button
by Mark5019 / November 26, 2004 9:50 PM PST
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Re: Am I using this forum correctly? Computer questions
by beatlejoel / November 26, 2004 10:30 PM PST

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I will try them all!!!!

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Re: Am I using this forum correctly? Computer questions
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 5:18 AM PST

Good.

I expect some more silly questions as well, Happy

Good luck,

Mark

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