1.    18 Dec 2015 #1
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    Is there anyway to open fullscreen windows by default?


    When I open the window or application, it often starts in small windows. Is there any option in Wndows 10 to make system remember that I prefer fullscreen windows from the start?
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  2.    18 Dec 2015 #2
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    Poole Dorset UK
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    Have you looked in settings, system, Display
    Mine is set to landscape
    Once set it then should open always in that mode
    Hope that is what you are looking for
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  3.    18 Dec 2015 #3
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Right click the application shortcut, select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab and choose how you want to open the application:

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    • Normal window = Opens the application window in same size it was when last time closed, full screen only if the application was last closed when full screen
    • Minimized = Opens the application but minimizes it to taskbar without showing the application window on desktop
    • Maximized = Opens the application window always maximized, regardless if it was windowed or full screen when last time closed

    Kari
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  4.    18 Dec 2015 #4
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    Kari thanks I forgot that way I was racking my brain as knew there was another way to what I put
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  5.    18 Dec 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeleboba View Post
    When I open the window or application, it often starts in small windows. Is there any option in Wndows 10 to make system remember that I prefer fullscreen windows from the start?
    Most windows should open 'maximised' if closed from 'maximised' previously, with the exception of some snap-ins and applets.
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  6.    18 Dec 2015 #6
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    Are we talking Full Screen or Maximised?

    If Full Screen then the only way I know is to use Tablet Mode
    If Maximised then as above posts
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  7.    18 Dec 2015 #7
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    Yep, maximised.
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  8.    18 Dec 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Are we talking Full Screen or Maximised?

    If Full Screen then the only way I know is to use Tablet Mode
    If Maximised then as above posts
    Wrong.

    Full screen = Maximized. Tablet Mode shows the application windows exactly as normal mode Maximized shows them, in full screen.

    Tablet Mode:

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    Normal Mode full screen / maximized:

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    As you can see, in both modes the full screen application is shown exactly the same way, apart the missing minimize and resize buttons in Tablet Mode because it can only show maximized windows.

    I think you are mixing full screen with the Kiosk Mode​ (available in most applications with F11), which of course has nothing to do with Tablet Mode (it can be used both in tablet and normal modes). Here IE11 in full screen Kiosk Mode, no borders, address bar and such:

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    And here the normal full screen mode:

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