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theelf

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Hi !! sorry my english

 

 

 

I bought a Windows 8.1 tablet, and im happy,  but I have a problem

 

 

Every windows is maximized .  Every time i open a new application, open maximized, even if the program dont have any maximize button

 

It seems like windows  "force" every windows to maximize

 

Not only explorer windows, everything.. 

 

 

 

for example, VirtualPC, instead of open in a normal window (the tablet have a resolution of 800x480)

 

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I get a maximized window, even is obvious that the virtualPC dont have any maximize button, or is possible to do in normal way

 

 

max1.gif

 

 

 

 

Any ideas?

 

This is a problem, because some times, this "feature" hangs some old software, like Paint Shop Pro

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all


Edited by theelf, 22 January 2015 - 05:34 PM.



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Update the main post, with images, i think is easy to see the problem

 

 

Any ideas? this "feature"...ejem... prevent me to use windows 8.1 normally, because two old software i need to work, hangs :(

 

 

Thanks!


Edited by theelf, Yesterday, 11:20 AM.


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Did you install that skin, or whatever it is? It looks very non-standard, including that taskbar to the right of the screen. How did it look after a clean install?

Also, at least for desktop use, I think the minimum required resolution for Windows 8 is 1024x768.

Edited by shae, Yesterday, 07:37 PM.


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Yup, i made the  theme,  to mimic old Windows.  The default 8.1 look is ugly like hell

 

 

But is the same  with stock theme, no difference

 

 

Just to check there is not a problem from something i did,  I make a factory reset,  but same problem, every window is maximized with a clean window

 

 

 

I check with msconfig if there is any software that made this, but nothing,   i check with regedit same but i dont see nothing abnormal

 

 

 

In desktop im a XP user, thats why my knowledge of 8.1 is still limited,  i dont have 8.1 in any other PC to test, just in tablet


Edited by theelf, Today, 05:41 AM.


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I tried Win 8.1 in a VM, running similar resolutions, but using VirtualBox's "guest additions". I don't see such a problem.

Does it happen with other software, like Windows' calc.exe? How did you get Virtual PC to be non-maximized if the window button is disabled? fb2k looks okay there, no?

Did you try updating Windows? I've tested on Windows 8.1 updated to about mid-2014 (includes at least the first big update).

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Edited by shae, Today, 01:50 PM.


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Hi, thanks for reply

 

 

Ok,   i get another Tablet from same maker,  this one is 7"  1280x800 (my tablet..phone is 5"  800x480), and same problem

 

 

About VirtualPC, for one second, when open, the size is the correct, and then, maximize, then i have a micro-second to capture :) jaja

 

 

 

About Foobar, i think keeps the size and position the software itself,  because when it open for a second the main window is maximized, and then return to normal size

 

 

It happen to all software that save size/position in the ini,   open maximized, and then return to normal size

 

 

 

 

I updated windows and same problem

 

 

 

For now i tried

 

 

1 - My tablet 800x480 and second tablet 1280x800... both do same... maximize all windows

2 - Update windows 8.1

3 - Check with msconfig and regedit, no software doing strange stuff from maker

 

 

 

Nothing :(

 

 

 

I dont have Windows 8.1 to install in my PC and test.... it happen in all windows?  besides my tablet,  i never use 8.1 in any other PC, thats why i ask

 

 

 

EDIT:  A good example, is the Street Fighter 4 launcher

 

 

the launcher need to look like this, a small window in middle of desktop...

 

 

sf1.jpg

 

 

 

But, looks like this... maximized to full desktop....

 

This is not correct or normally POSSIBLE to do, because the window have no maximize button!! (this on 1280x800 tablet)

 

 

sf2.jpg


Edited by theelf, Today, 06:51 PM.





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