Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

Windows opens in small size

by Alan C. / September 17, 2004 1:36 PM PDT

When I open a window program, I get a small screen and always have to hit the enlarge to full screen icon. Is there a way to always open the screen to full size?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows opens in small size
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows opens in small size
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Windows opens in small size
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2004 6:22 PM PDT

If you open it from a shortcut, right click on the shortcut (or the icon), choose properties, and choose how to run it: normal, minimized or maximized. Then OK and it should work.

If you open it by clicking on an associated file (such as running Word by clicking on a document, or opening a new window in IE by clicking on a link) it's a different story and, I think, even different for each program involved. Then you'd better tell what programs you mean.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
Re: Windows opens in small size
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 11:01 PM PDT
Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.