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Desktop applications will not open maximized

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Desktop applications will not open maximized


    My friend's Win 8 desktop refuses to open desktop applications maximized. I've done all the usual tricks that used to work, like maximizing them and cntrl-clicking or alt-clicking to shut them down, but they always reopen in a less than maximized state. I am referring to Internet Explorer, Outlook, Word, etc. Any ideas how to make that happen?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried using Properties ?

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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    I've tried that on 3 applications - Chrome, iDrive, Eraser. Did not help on any of them. I also checked back in Properties to make sure the Maximized change was still there, and it was.

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    Last edited by Vincenzo; 03 Apr 2014 at 16:47.
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Desktop applications will not open maximized
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