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    half windows


    Hi There

    My small problem at moment is, when I d/c my Gmail icon, it always opens as a half window, and I would like to rectify it.

    It happened years ago and I seem to remember there was an option to open a second window as one you have open, the it says "new window" and once closed down, in future it opens fully.

    help would be appreciated.
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       #2

    Hi frenchman96

    If this is a desktop icon right click and then click properties. In Run box you can select Maximized window.

    If you want an email to open in a new tab hold the shift key down and click email (Conversation mode has to be off).

    If you want a second copy of gmail hold shift key down and double click shortcut on desktop.


    Ken
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Ken
    Thanks for reply, but when I do a r/c on Gmail icon, this is the box I get and there is no "run" ??

    George
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       #4

    Sorry your cut and paste didn't work. Is this a desktop icon? You want the Shortcut tab.
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Sorry Ken, forgot to attach
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails half windows-capture.jpg  
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  6. Posts : 27,662
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       #6

    My mistake, should have read closer. I assume to get to gmail you were opening a browser and the page was set. You are opening a location so you don't have same option.

    I will have to research more.
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ken

    A bit more info for you....I can go another way, for if I open IE, there is a small Gmail icon I can use and that always opens as a full window, see attached.

    The way I solved it in the past was something like this.

    1-open required window, which only opens half window.
    2-minimize that window.
    3-open required but new window again
    4- maximize it
    5-close down fully, the minimized window, cured...I will try that again
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails half windows-ie.jpg  
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  8. Posts : 27,662
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       #8

    So you use IE or Edge as a browser.
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ken

    Yes, I use IE...I think I have cracked it.

    I d/c GM icon, it opens as half window, I then maximise it, then close it down, BUT, I use file/exit and next time opens fully.
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  10. Posts : 27,662
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       #10

    Okay. Good to know.

    One suggestion I saw was to stretch to almost maximized size and then close.
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