Windows 10: Registry fix to set maximum screen size limit for a program Solved

  1.    24 Jun 2016 #1

    Registry fix to set maximum screen size limit for a program

    Registry Setting for Windows to Open Full Screen Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I found the above in the sister site Seven Forums but have doubts about it working in windows 10 (although i have not yet tried)

    What would be nice is a way to set programs such that even when Maximized they do not fill the entire screen and leave enough of an edge to drag them back in. Or if there were other presets besides normal and maximized. I have had Outlook open new email so large that it fills the entire screen. I know how to change that back if it does but i don't know how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

    The task-view button helps but it still wont "stagger" all open pages in a working overlay-ed manner such that you can get to the one you need if it is hidden behind others. Similarly is there any other way to access the "show desktop" 'sliver' at the right end of the task-bar?
    It would be nice if I were able to click any empty spot on the desktop itself to accomplish the same thing.

    Maybe there a good program that offers multiple methods of managing the windows 10 display functions such as these? I would rather pay for it than to try to tweak what is probably hundreds of different registry settings.
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  2.    24 Jun 2016 #2

    I have not found the WHOLE solution but was able to use a quick-fix to add "Show Desktop" to a right click anywhere on desktop. That is a start but a normal left click would have been better. If i could find where to set the default for left click on desktop as it does nothing now.. The same script added to the correct reg key would probably do it.
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  3.    24 Jun 2016 #3

    What would be nice is a way to set programs such that even when Maximized they do not fill the entire screen and leave enough of an edge to drag them back in.
    By definition a maximized windows is one that covers the entire screen. If it were possible to change this it would cause compatibility problems for some applications. When a window is maximized it's owning application has every right to expect it to cover the entire screen because it is documented to be that way, it is part of the contract. Windows provides no means to do that. As a programmer (amateur) I would have a very poor opinion of any software that changed this. Thankfully I am not aware of any.
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  4.    25 Jun 2016 #4

    As I have always felt it best to pass along knowledge as I find it and allow others to decide what they do or do not want to use, i wanted to say that i did find he solution to the show desktop by left clicking any open spot you can find to click on no matter how cluttered things have become. It works as a true Show_desktop function meaning all opened apps are minimized giving you instant access to your normal desktop without losing anything in all the multitudes of other open windows you may have.
    Of course, anything with all these nifty features is more than just a registry value edit. It is part of a developed 'tool-set' from a company at "".
    This specific feature in in the desktop tools and tweaks. I am passing along the knowledge in case it is of some use to others.
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  5.    25 Jun 2016 #5

    You could also use WinKey+M or D
    or add a right click for directories entry
    or use the 'Show Desktop' Quick Launch:

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  6.    25 Jun 2016 #6

    Correct! Thanks. I ran across those options as well but I was looking for "the lazy way" . (ie: mouse only)

    Actually, this usually happens when I am 'mousing about'. While the winK+D would only take a second or two more, I was determined to find out why. Since there was no function set for left clicking on the desktop, why can't I make that be the way to activate "Show Desktop"? After finding the correct command was "%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Show Desktop.lnk" all I need now is the right Registry key value to set that as default and have a free, easy, (and convenient) way to "Show-Desktop" in one click.

    But the Search for that has turned up many other useful tools. Knowledge that one day I am certain will come in handy.
    Thanks for adding another contribution to the options lists!
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