"Save as" produces a Windows Explorer which fills whole screen. Why?


  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    "Save as" produces a Windows Explorer which fills whole screen. Why?


    I am using Windows 10. In my desktop but not on either of my laptops, using the Word "save as"produces a Windows explorer which fills the whole screen. This is new, it never used to happen. It is incredibly irritating and difficult to use. I cannot shrink it, I cannot fund instructions about how to fix it, I am stuck. Apart from being very very large, the interface is otherwise the same.
    How to fix this?
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  2. Posts : 43,249
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, may I suggest you need to specify both your Windows build (as you were prompted to do by the forum) and which version of Office you are using.

    Please note that the 'save as' window may look like a file explorer window, but be application specific.

    History: (so often omitted)
    What has changed since this last did not happen?
    E.g. Windows update, Office Update...
    How long has this been happening?
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  3. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #3

    Right click on the title bar icon and choose 'Restore'.

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  4. Posts : 31,926
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Matthew Pollock said:
    ....using the Word "save as"produces a Windows explorer which fills the whole screen..... I cannot shrink it, I cannot fund instructions about how to fix it, I am stuck...

    As dalchina says, the version of Office is relevant. Versions earlier than Office 2007 use their own custom 'explorer-type' window for this, later versions use the built-in Windows explorer.

    For newer versions (not just Office, any app that has a 'Save as') there are no 'maximise/restore' icons at the top right, just the X for Close, but double-clicking on the title bar has the same effect as clicking 'maximise/restore'. Try that.


    EDIT: Edwin's instructions work too.
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  5. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #5

    Bree said:
    ......there are no 'maximise/restore' icons at the top right......but double-clicking on the title bar has the same effect
    There may be, after you do that!

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  6. Posts : 31,926
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    Edwin said:
    There may be, after you do that!
    That may be a side-effect the theme you are using. They don't reappear on mine with the 'plain-vanilla' Windows theme. Either way, the OP now has two ways that should restore normal operations.
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  7. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10
       #7

    Bree said:
    That may be a side-effect the theme you are using...
    You're probably right.
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