How can I maximize all windows in Windows XP?
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How can I get all Windows in XP to open maximized without dragging them open or downloading some program like Maximizer?

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  • Anonymous

    to maximize it, you can use the shortcut keys alt + spacebar and then X.
    To minimize only the active window, press alt + spacebar and then press N.

    AutoSizer – Resize Your Programs Automatically

    Added max and min options (Minimized and maximized windows) into exec and exec2

  • Jay

    Both of the above comments are right,
    about opening folders and executable files.
    I will add something :
    The program icons  @50ab52dff88ff8e87a1b3fdcf3a8e108:disqus  mentioned is not the real *.exe program icons, but the shortcut files of a program.
    properties of an exe file will not have such option.

    second thing,
    if you don’t want to run all the folders maximized.
    You can create a shortcut of the folder and set to run it maximized from the properties.
    so only that folder will run maximized.

    so that’s it, shortcut files can set this option for any folder or executable program.


    Hello, keep in mind that you would have to use this method with everyone of the windows you want maximized:

    Usually Widows remembers the size of the last window closed for a specific file/program.  You could try opening a window that you want to keep maximized and then:
    — do not use the maximize button
    — stretch the edges and corners so that the window fills the screen or reaches a size you desire– close all other windows.– close the stretched window
    — if it does not work the first time, try again
    — keep in mind that you have to do this with every windows you want maximized.

  • Mjevolve

    for program windows , you would have to do this , on any program you want to run maximized …

    Right click on the Program Icon on Desktop or in Quick Launch 
    Properties>Run: Maximized/Apply/Ok .

    If you want to maximize all the explorer windows, then open my computer,
    maximize the window, then go to tools => folder options => view
    and click Apply to all folders.

    this should work …


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