Windows "Windows" Issue

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by c02homer@hotmail.com, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Windows XP / SP2

    I have a problem - not life ending, but a problem for one of my users -
    and that is: when he closes Word or WordPerfect in full screen mode,
    the program will reopen in full screen (as it should). However, some
    of the documents he opens only open in a small window, even though the
    program is minimized from full screen on his task bar. Any ideas why
    this would be happening?
    , Aug 16, 2006
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  2. thanatoid Guest

    wrote in
    news::

    > Windows XP / SP2
    >
    > I have a problem - not life ending, but a problem for one
    > of my users - and that is: when he closes Word or
    > WordPerfect in full screen mode, the program will reopen in
    > full screen (as it should). However, some of the documents
    > he opens only open in a small window, even though the
    > program is minimized from full screen on his task bar. Any
    > ideas why this would be happening?
    >
    >


    I don't use XP, but since in all versions of Windows (AFAIK), if
    you right click on the desktop icon (or shortcut in "start
    menu") and go to the bottom of properties, you will see "open:
    normal, minimized, maximized". In 15 years of computing I have
    only ever ran into ONE program which did not follow this
    instruction - but it has an "always open maximized" button in
    options. Just took me 5 years to notice it, DUUH.

    As opposed to a few programs which will keep the last saved
    position no matter what. You can sometimes edit the ini file (if
    there is one) and make it read-only, sometimes not. While the
    registry is supposedly read-only, windows writes to it all the
    time, so if there's no ini file it makes it much harder to
    create a "locked" setting, although sometimes it IS possible.
    Someone else would have to tell you how, though.
    thanatoid, Aug 16, 2006
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  3. Guest

    You're a GENIUS! I have noticed that option - I've just never paid any
    attention to it! Now talk about a giant D'Oh!

    Thank you for responding - it was a great help.

    C.H.


    thanatoid wrote:
    > wrote in
    > news::
    >
    > > Windows XP / SP2
    > >
    > > I have a problem - not life ending, but a problem for one
    > > of my users - and that is: when he closes Word or
    > > WordPerfect in full screen mode, the program will reopen in
    > > full screen (as it should). However, some of the documents
    > > he opens only open in a small window, even though the
    > > program is minimized from full screen on his task bar. Any
    > > ideas why this would be happening?
    > >

    > I don't use XP, but since in all versions of Windows (AFAIK), if
    > you right click on the desktop icon (or shortcut in "start
    > menu") and go to the bottom of properties, you will see "open:
    > normal, minimized, maximized". In 15 years of computing I have
    > only ever ran into ONE program which did not follow this
    > instruction - but it has an "always open maximized" button in
    > options. Just took me 5 years to notice it, DUUH.
    >
    > As opposed to a few programs which will keep the last saved
    > position no matter what. You can sometimes edit the ini file (if
    > there is one) and make it read-only, sometimes not. While the
    > registry is supposedly read-only, windows writes to it all the
    > time, so if there's no ini file it makes it much harder to
    > create a "locked" setting, although sometimes it IS possible.
    > Someone else would have to tell you how, though.
    , Aug 16, 2006
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  4. thanatoid Guest

    wrote in
    news::

    > You're a GENIUS! I have noticed that option - I've just
    > never paid any attention to it! Now talk about a giant
    > D'Oh!
    >
    > Thank you for responding - it was a great help.
    >
    > C.H.


    <SNIP>

    You're very welcome, and thank YOU. I have been called a genius
    before, more than once, but not for a LONG time, and certainly
    not on the fucking Usenet.

    Happy to have helped.
    thanatoid, Aug 16, 2006
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  5. thanatoid Guest

    wrote in
    news::

    > You're a GENIUS! I have noticed that option - I've just
    > never paid any attention to it! Now talk about a giant
    > D'Oh!
    >
    > Thank you for responding - it was a great help.
    >
    > C.H.


    P.S.

    Now THIS is funny:

    I just read your original post, and I realized I didn't even
    fully understand it before I posted my "brilliant" reply. I may
    have been a genius once, but no longer, I'm just a half-blind
    old fool with a gnat's attention span by now.

    Seriously, I am surprised that this has solved the individual
    documents's windows size problem. But what the hell do I know.

    Rarely have I been called a genius and felt like such an idiot
    all within 2 minutes.
    thanatoid, Aug 16, 2006
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