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    Maximize inside window on any MDI App. (XP Pro)

    Greetings all,

    Forgive me if this issue has already been addressed here. I searched with no luck, so I'll assume it's safe to ask.

    I noticed that using the maximize button on an inside window (in any MDI application - such as Access 2002) does not actually Maximize the inside window. (See item <font color=red>A</font color=red> below.)

    The only way to actually Maximize (or dock - see item <font color=red>C</font color=red> below) the inside window is to select Maximize from the drop-down menu from the left side of the title bar of the inside window - and this only works in SOME applications. (See item <font color=red>B</font color=red> below.)

    I've searched the MSKB for this issue and cannot find anything. I've also tried using the default WindowsXP theme with the same results (I prefer the Classic Windows look).

    In my mind, the Maximize button (of the inside window) should function just like it always has--docking the inside window to the outside window--not just enlarging the window to the full space of the outside window.

    This problem is actaully preventing some of my applications from displaying properly - such as Dreamweaver and Flash. These are two that will NOT respond to the workaround for maximizing (as mentioned above).

    Has anyone else noticed this anomaly? Is it supposed to be like that?

    Thanks in advance, <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Maximize inside window on any MDI App. (XP Pro

    I certainly thought I was on to something here, but I suddenly remembered that I am using nVidia's nView Desktop Manager software for multiple monitors.

    After disabling the software, the problem disappeared.

    Go figure! <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    I guess this will be a good note for those using nView Desktop Manager.

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