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Windows Vista 'window' size problem.

By OpticalOrange99
Aug 16, 2007
  1. Hey.

    Where do I specify the default window size for IE7/Windows Explorer windows that I open up. They seem to come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fullscreen, others are too small to completely view all the horizontal content in the window. The columns in Windows Explorer windows also seem to be arbitrary. Most columns are too small (since I run at 1600x1200 with Large Fonts) to view the names of the files that are supposed to be displayed.

    So my questions are:

    1: Where do I specify for all windows to open up a certain size?

    2: Where do I specify the column size for Windows Explorer windows?

    3: (On another note) How do I set it so that when I click a Folder Icon in a Windows Explorer window it will open the new Folder NOT in the current window but in a new window? [I have looked in all the Windows Vista Folder options and none of them seem to do this for me. Strangely enough it works on my laptop with the same Folder Options selected.]

    4: (Also on another note while I think of it) The Windows Vista Sidebar (which is inferior to the Google Sidebar I must admit) can't seem to be able to be resized either, and neither can the gadgets in it. Is there any way to edit the sizes of the gadgets and the Sidebar itself?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Also if you're answering multiple questions please number them just to make it easier to read.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is this computer? A laptop or desktop?
     
  3. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Dell Dimension 9200 Desktop PC with Windows Vista.
     
  4. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Anyone know?
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  6. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    No. I haven't. Never used it before. How do I contact them?
     
  7. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Oh i didn't see that you edited your post and gave me a link. Thanks.
     
  8. NIRVANAK

    NIRVANAK TS Rookie

    Did you ever get a solution to this? I can't find the answer on MS Vista Support. Thanks.
     
  9. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Nope. I have to manually resize all my windows. Well obviously just the windows that I use the most, Network, Computer, my user account folder, Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures, Downloads, etc. Damn Microsoft and Vista's lack of easy customisation. I wish you could resize all folders for ALL directories at once in some control panel.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Make sure you have all the Vista Updates installed. I use Vista Home Premium and I have no trouble with my window sizing. Sizing also is affected by the video resolution you run
     
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