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    Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Did a search on this but didn't come up with anything that worked thus far.

    When I open a Window, like Windows Explorer or a desktop window, it comes up at about one about half size screen. I click the maximize box ( not F11) upper right and then close the window. ( it's supposed to remember the last size and appear like that ) It opens again in half size. Didn't stick.
    I went to the folders options and tried the "apply to all folders" after resizing. Still NG. Also remember last folder view settings. NG
    Tried to drag the screen size to what I wanted, still, No stick!
    Tried SMBP's regedit to add "NoSaveSettings" bit. Still doesn't remember the last size setting.

    I'm drawing a blank on a cure for this annoyance. Anyone care to refresh my memory?

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by bigaldoc on 01-Feb-04 17:30. FORGOT TO ADD: GO PATS!)</P>Have you taken a look at <!post=this Star post?,252256>this Star post?<!/post> Be sure you check out the max. number of folders part. (I usually don't follow SMBP's advice, so I don't know what post you were referring to)

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Al,

    Yes, that is the post I was thinking of, and I tried the settings as outlined but still not sticking the settings. Re-attempted them a few more times with the same lack of results!
    What a "hokey" way of changing things! Strange!

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Bob--

    This is what works for me repeatedly and consistently in Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, and Outlook Express. It has not failed me yet on any of my machines but I never say never ever--at least in the Lounge. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    1) Make a new window from the parent that you want to resize. (File>New or Ctrl+N).
    2) Keep the parent open.
    3) Manually resize the second window to your desired size.
    4) Close the second window--File>Close or from "the rt. corner X"--it doesn't matter.
    5) Then close the parent any way you want--File>Close; rt. corner X--keyboard combo--it shouldn't matter.

    Dave A. taught me something interesting on the last thread we had on this-- that often when you think you haven't done anything deliberately to switch a window size that popups or pop unders can cause Windows to remember their size. This means that if someone has an efficient popup blocker running (Panic Ware's or Google Toolbar or a number of others), you may never see the culprit for this altered size. There might be other causes in the equation sometimes, but I'm not sure what they are.

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    SMBP,

    Thanks for the suggestion but still isn't working!
    I HAVE noticed that the WIndows size works OK for OE & IE, but NOT Windows Explorer. ??? I would have thought that ALL would be affected, but not true! <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Hi Al,

    I did try to "goose" the max folders number to 1000, while deleting the Bag items etc, but they were already up to that number. I think the default is 400.
    Still working at it !

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    I would too, Bob, but for the heck of it, try running System File Checker and if this is recent enough to have prior restore points, you might try system restore and see if it impacts this. You can always undo the restore if you want of course.

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Good idea, but the Restore Points don't go back far enough. ( And I have the restore space useage to max. ) Another shortcoming of System Restore.

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Back when Mark first pointed it out, I created the max folder entry for 5,000 and haven't had a problem since. I'd go for a bigger number if I were you. (The way I decided how large to go was by running a chkdsk to see how many folders I already had!)

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Al,

    To paraphrase a line from the hit "My Fair Lady"........."By George, I think he's GOT IT"

    I took your advice ( and part of SMBP's ) and increased the Bags size to 8000. Deleted the old Bags & Bags MRU and rebooted.
    Then CAREFULLY followed the Star Post guidelines. Sonofagun, it looks like it's working OK.
    As I said before, I thought I did everything mentioned in the StarPost, BUT I didn't follow the last note, properly.
    quote:
    A note: Folders will only inherit a particular view type if you do not re-enable "Remember each folder's view settings" before actually viewing the folders. This parameter/checkbox must remain cleared, and you must view the subfolders in order for them to inherit the proper setting - before re-enabling the tick in the checkbox next to that option. Once you have viewed the folders, you can then re-enable the "Remember" setting to ensure that they remain unchanged.
    unquote.

    I wasn't opening all of the folders before ticking the "remember each..etc" . The old saying "when in doubt, read the book" applies here. <img src=/S/read.gif border=0 alt=read width=19 height=33> <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23>
    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by StuartR on 03-Feb-04 20:08. To insert a url link to the post reference)</P>SMBP,

    Thanks to you also. See my <post#=339155>post 339155</post#> to Big Al above. Between the two of you I've finally fixed that annoyance. So until the next one comes along, Happy Posting. <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Bob--

    If it's looking like controlling the Windows Explorer window size is dependeng upon increasing the number of folders as Al indicates, you can of course do it manually (I have no idea what the upper limit would be--but I ran across a regedit Kelly has in my downloads to automatically increase it to 8000 so you might look for that Tweak #2 Left Side: Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000, and also try using TweakUI XP by Unchecking Only Allow Windows Classic Shell or manually edit it here and put in a high limit BagMRU Size REG_DWORD 0x000003E8:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell]
    "BagMRU Size"=dword:000003e8

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellNoRo am]
    "BagMRU Size"=dword:000003e8


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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Sorry to jump in here but I have a similar but easier problem to solve probably. Can you help with this one?

    I have two programs that persist in opening maximised. Further more they won't resize to anything other than minimise. I have tried looking at properties and setting them to open minimised or anything else for that matter but no - they still open and stick maximised. One is Spider the card game but the other is more of a concern - it is my AV program - from CA.

    Hope you guys can come up with something.

    Cheers

    Richard

    Someone must have had this prob before.


    Any ideas

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Is the card game the one that comes with Windows or is it from a different source? Ifso where?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Resize open Windows (XP-SP1 Home)

    Yup - it's the standard Windows variety

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