Explorer Windows all open as Maximised

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  1. Posts : 123
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    Explorer Windows all open as Maximised


    I have a tablet pc which I run NOT in tablet mode, but as a regular desktop pc.

    When I open an Explorer window (from the shortcut on the taskbar or by WinKey+E on the (soft) keyboard), it always opens it maximised. I can subsequently restore it down to a better size, but I want to open windows in their 'restored down' status.

    I have done the View>Options>View>Apply-to-folders thing, but it doesn't help.

    On other machines, it works properly, but not this one machine.

    thanks

    ps.

    1) I'm talking about Explorer windows, not app windows (which are fine), so I guess (an inversion of) this doesn't apply. Is there anyway to open fullscreen windows by default?

    2) I read that Cnrl + RedXClick (??Win8?) might be a solution, but I can't do that with only a soft keyboard.

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  2. Posts : 17,831
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    BobSter2 said:
    I have a tablet pc which I run NOT in tablet mode, but as a regular desktop pc.

    When I open an Explorer window (from the shortcut on the taskbar or by WinKey+E on the (soft) keyboard), it always opens it maximised. I can subsequently restore it down to a better size, but I want to open windows in their 'restored down' status.

    I have done the View>Options>View>Apply-to-folders thing, but it doesn't help.

    On other machines, it works properly, but not this one machine.

    thanks

    ps.

    1) I'm talking about Explorer windows, not app windows (which are fine), so I guess (an inversion of) this doesn't apply. Is there anyway to open fullscreen windows by default?

    2) I read that Cnrl + RedXClick (??Win8?) might be a solution, but I can't do that with only a soft keyboard.

    Win10 Home 1709. 32 bit.
    Open Explorer, grab the header and drag it down with your mouse to restore down, drag the borders with your mouse to the size and position you want, leave it there; right click on the Tasbar icon, right click on File Explorer/Properties/Shortcut Tab/Run:Normal window/Apply/OK; now close Explorer window, you should be all set.
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  3. Posts : 321
    Windows
       #3

    I have a tablet pc which I run NOT in tablet mode
    Curious, what does your Windows 10 start menu look like?
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  4. Posts : 123
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Edwin said:
    Open Explorer, grab the header and drag it down with your mouse to restore down, drag the borders with your mouse to the size and position you want, leave it there; right click on the Tasbar icon, right click on File Explorer/Properties/Shortcut Tab/Run:Normal window/Apply/OK; now close Explorer window, you should be all set.
    Thanks, but it was already set to "...Run:Normal window". I have tried changing it to "Run:minimized" and then back to "...Run:Normal window again", but it didn't help - original problem persists. I also tried it again with restarts in between the changes. No dice
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  5. Posts : 123
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    Thread Starter
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    Explorer Windows all open as Maximised-start.jpg
    nt62 said:
    Curious, what does your Windows 10 start menu look like?
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  6. Posts : 321
    Windows
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    Thanks. Clicking "This PC" - normal window or forced maximized?
    Screen Resolution?

    Menu - different positions - bottom left - etc., same result?
    Title Bar "Window" resizing works normally?
    From corner edges using mouse pointer?

    see you have what appears to be folders added to menu -
    added anything special to make that happen? customization tools?
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  7. Posts : 123
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    nt62 said:
    Thanks.
    This PC" - normal window or forced maximized? Normal

    Screen Resolution? 1280x800 (native/recommended), 9" screen

    Menu - different positions - bottom left - etc., same result? Yes
    Title Bar "Window" resizing works normally? Yes
    From corner edges using mouse pointer? Yes

    its just bog-standard Win10


    see you have what appears to be folders added to menu -added anything special to make that happen? customization tools?
    -Click windows icon ('start button'), then right click any Desktop app; Select More> Open file location
    -You see a standard folder contain shortcuts for all your desktop apps
    - add subfolders as desired and dump (desktop) app shortcuts in those. If the folders start with a number then they appear at the top of the list. I group apps by type (0 Browsers; 0 Players, etc).
    -When using the start menu and click on a folder, you get a jumplist of all the apps in that folder.
    -You can have multiple levels of hierarchy/nesting in the actual folders, but IIRC the start menu displays them flattended into two levels (folder and apps).

    again, bog-standard windows, nothing specific or different for tablet
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  8. Posts : 321
    Windows
       #8

    9" screen
    Is this a new issue?
    A screen (and resolution) that size suggests that a
    display would "normally" have maximized windows.
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  9. Posts : 123
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    Thread Starter
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    nt62 said:
    Is this a new issue?
    A screen (and resolution) that size suggests that a
    display would "normally" have maximized windows.
    No, it's not a new issue, it has always been like that and I guess screen size/res may well be the cause. But it does let me subsequently manually restore down the windows to a much smaller size, so it's not like it's incapable of handling smaller windows...... ?
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  10. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    What do you see if you right click Explorer icon in taskbar > then right click File Explorer > Properties.

    You should see option to run normal, maximized, minimized.

    Edit: I see you've already done that!
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