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Disable Windows double click = full screen window?

Q: Disable Windows double click = full screen window?

Hi,

Forgive me if my searches weren't up to speed to find the answer to this... I tried, I really did.

I just had to get a new system and it has Windows 7 Pro - X64. Now it seems like a double click in a window header bar, all windows, end up with a full screen window. Driving me nuts! (short trip )

I've searched all over and can only find the doc. on disabling the full screen snap when moving a window off screen or to the top.

Any idea how to disable the bar-double click behavior?

Thanks, and again I apologize if my search was crud.

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A: Disable Windows double click = full screen window?

Double-clicking the title bar to maximize a window has been a behavior since at least Windows 95. I think it cannot be disabled. You may need to change your approach.

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Does anyone know how to disable double click on notification taskbar clock on xp and window 7? I dont want to hide the clock it just I want to know how to disable people to double click on it and change time.

A:how to disable double click on window clock?

Standard users can't change the time, only Administrators can (on XP Power Users can as well).

You can revoke the right to change the system time, but members of the Administrators group will be able to remove any restriction you put on them.

Do the users have to be Administrators?

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I've been seeing what appears to be a windows bug, but I havent been able to locate any discussion or permanent fix. In a application that has been maximized, the top inch (edge-to-edge across the top 80-100 pixels? or so, enough that the office ribbon is mostly obscured) becomes white, and clicking in that space actually clicks-through to the application (or desktop) that is behind it.

It appears to only happen to a single application at a time, and the effect disappears if the user pulls that application out of full screen mode (using the Windows-Arrow shortcuts, as the minimize, windowed, and close buttons at the top are no longer accessible). I've seen it in IE, Word, Excel, and Acrobat. The issue disappears with a reboot. I can probably count the number of times it's occurred on both hands in the last year, and I've never had a chance to really do much more in the way of testing. I dont believe there's any event log entries that appear in conjunction with it.

Our office is running all dell hardware (laptops and desktops of different flavors), on Windows 7 32/64bit, and the only thing that appears consistent between the users having the problem is the use of two monitors.

It started happening to just one user about a year ago (infrequently) and has recently been reported by 3-4 more users in the last couple months.

We've been users of AVG and Malwarebytes, and I dont suspect anything nefarious... just seems to be an irritating bug from the looks of... Read more

A:Win 7 - Top 1" of full screen window becomes white/click-through

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Your showing windows 8 as your os :/
Is this just a misprint or what ?
Please update your system spec's page with this forums free utility it is listed above my signature,

Use Clean boot,
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Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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I just got a new laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit system.
When I open an email...it opens correctly, but when I want to double click for the next window to open, I have to have toRIGHT click that window and instruct Windows to "Open to new Window".

Is there any global command that can activate this procedure automatically.
Thank you
Dieter
 

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Hi all,

We are trying to lock down the network and computers from prying agents. I have disabled everything I can, including context menus and the ability to modify the start menu, which mens no right-clicking on the start menus or taskbar. However, if the agent double-clicks the "Programs" icon in the start menu an explorer window pops up with the contents of the custom Programs folder on the network. Of course, the agents have permission to access this folder and the adjacent Startup folder with the logon script. So they are free to run the scripts that enable the internet or to roam the network at will. Granted most of the network is secured, but I would like to prevent the explorer window from opening in the first place. Any suggestions?

Cheers
Cliff
 

A:Disable double click on Start menu

Wouldn't that mean you would have to lock them out of using Windows Explorer. You can set that as a group policy. Not sure why you would want to do this.
 

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Windows Vista, HP E6400 m7760n

Problem: A double-click on a folder in Windows Explorer FOLDER VIEW opens a new window.

I have scoured hundreds of forum postings on this very problem with 99% of proposed solutions not working for the poster. My sense of this is that the solutions offered focus on SHELL registry keys which deal with right click, not double click.

I think there is a vital registry key that handles double clicks in the folder view or folder pane that OVERRIDES the "folder options" setting "Open each folder in the same window".

Among many, I've tried the following, they change nothing (these are just a few examples):
I am LONG AFTER the point where system restore would have helped
It's not a virus
No changes work in the following because this is not a shell problemHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell default value set to "explore"HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell default value set to "explore"
sfc /scannow - It is not a problem with system files
regsvr32 "%SystemRoot%\System32\actxprxy.dll"
regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll"
-(This worked for a couple of people)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState
-Using your right arrow key, move the cursor over to the right of the 5th "Value data" (2A), press the Backspace key, type in 0A (number 0), and click on OK.

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I've got a slight problem. When I double click on a folder or icon on the desktop, it doesn't open up the desired location/destination. It opens up the search dialog box. I'm running windows xp home edition and I have the new service pack. It was working fine and then all of a sudden it started doing it. I didn't change anything nor did I download anything that could contain a virus.

If you have any ideas as to why this is happening or how I can solve it, please let me know. Also if you need anymore info, don't hesitate to ask.

thanks, kiregar
 

A:Double click brings up search window

Nevermind it has been fixed.

Luckily my neighbor was coming home from the bar and I heard him come up the stairs so I just asked him and he told me how to fix it.

Somehow the commands in the filetype advanced menu changed and find was the default action instead of open.

Chock up another problem solved

kiregar
 

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Windows XP service pack 3 .

When i double click any drive , lets say D Drive.
It opens in to new separate window.
Surely options are set to "open in to same window".

The problem only with the clicking on main drives.

And problem do not occur when i click on the folders. They
do open into same windows.


Buddies: Thanks in advance :-)

A:Double Click Donot Let Open Into Same Window

dude im having the same problem....Have u sorted it out???

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Tried lots of things, using regedit, going into the folders features

my "Folder Options" ARE set to "Open each folder in same window"

my windows 7 ultimate 64bit refuses to do this though...
tried lots of things...

also internet explorer not opening just, turned IE off waiting to reboot, may be related idk.

THIS is a really big annoyance... just 2 days ago when I double clicked a folder in explorer.exe it would open in SAME window

it refuses to do this anymore... please help!

tried system restore, tried Cmd prompt thing... please anybody please help.

what may have happened is that I recently was uninstalling things... umm

made sure this was a software thing ... defaulted my laptop's touchpad

used other mouses and still same result.

A:When I double click a folder it ONLY opens in a New Window

System File Checker sounds a good first step... especially if you've been adding and removing programs and tinkering with registry keys...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi

One of our User complaints that whenever he double clicks on the folder each time the folders opens with new window. so i tried all the way but no help. ie. that i have tried

1) folder option >> general tab >> open each folder with same folder

2) view tab >> unchecked launch folder windows in a separate process.

3) system restored for earlier time

and edited registry

4) HKEY-CLASSES-ROOT\DIRECTORY\SHELL >> the default value was "NONE", i tried making into "0" and again same with default "NONE" but all these above not worked for me.

still i did not tried by creating new user account I Guess if i do its working it seems but i do not want to change, since if i change the user profile some of the software are not functions properly so again i need to reinstall all these

please help any more suggestions would greatly appreciated.

OS
Windows-7 32 bit
4GB RAM

thanks a ton in advance
 

A:folders double click opens with new window

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If I double click any folder the search window opens rather than the folder. At the moment I have to open folders by right clicking and selecting open. Any ideas?
 

A:Seach window opens on double click

Howdy,

Take a look at this http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
 

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I am so frustrated.  How do I fix the constant going to black of my monitor (using Windows 10)???  I also can't double click on anything without the screen going black too.  I am so irritated and frustrated.  HOW can
I get Windows 10 to STOP constantly making my monitor go to black?????

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Hello,
Here is my problem, for around 2 weeks :
When I double-click on a drive or folder, it opens it in another window, but explore in the same window if I right click then Explore.
Around the same time I noticed other problems, may be linked :
- I can't do anything in the account manager (there is the shield in front of the links like 'change my password and I can't use it and I can't open the parents contol in Configuration tools)
- In pictures directory, thumbnails appear then diseappear (to the default image icon)
- I experienced some problems copying folders.

My actions until now (some found in forums):
- Of course the option 'open in a single window' is selected (i deselected, applyed, reselected, rebooted ....)
- I tried to restore but it didn't work, may be the restoration point wasn't old enough, even i choosed the oldest one.
- I could create a new account on dos, to check if the problem would occure : it did :(
- I changed in regedit values HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Directory/Shell default to none (idem for Folder and drive), It didn't work, I also tried 'open' or 'explore' but no change, I checked the explore/command but it looks ok, and I guess it is since the right click/Explore is working fine.
- I ran the command : regsvr32 /i shell32.dll, it din't change anything either.
- I checked my drives with updated anti-virus and anti-malware (Avira + spybot + malwarebyte) and also ran Ccleaner and others ...

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A:Double click on folders opens new window + other bugs.

Please, anyone, any idea?

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Ok, I just installed a new external USB hard drive on my notebook to increase my storage capacity. The problem is, in doing so I must have enabled some weird seach option, because when I double-click either drive (C: or external) in My Computer it brings up a search window with that drive selected as where I want to search. Any ideas what caused this or how to disable it? I'd appreciate any help!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Double-click drive brings up search window?

This is the fix:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm
 

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XP Pro

Basically I was messing around in file types because my folder icons were botched. Ran TweakUI to fix folder icons, but here is what happened.

After I was poking around in there, double clicking a folder opened the search window. So i went into file types and created a new action, and pointed it at explorer.exe from my windows directory.

Now, the problem is, when i double click it opens the folder in a new window, instead of the same.

I when I am in the advanced settings of file types (tools-folder options-file types) the Edit and Remove buttons will not light up, but i am the administrator.

Restore defaults doesn't work.

Is there a backend way to fix this anyone knows of, short of reformatting ??

p.s. a system restore to a previous date did nothing.

Thanks in advance !!!
 

A:Solved: Double click folder opens new window - argh

Try this:
Start> Run> type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll then hit OK.
 

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Heya,

I'm having a little difficulty here. In succinct terms, whenever I double left click on a folder, it opens up a search window and not the actual window. Opening up "My Computer" and "Hard Drive" is not a problem. If I right click and choose explore or open, the file opens normally but at the moment, this is my only method of navigating my computer.

The problem seems to have occurred after I did some experimenting with Windowsblinds and Avedesk. Since then, I have been trying to sort it out but no luck. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this?

Zimmith
 

A:Left double mouse click on a folder opens a search window

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First, I apologise, but this is a bit lengthy as I am not very familiar with windows (more a mac person), and I'm not sure what level of detail is necessary.

I had some spyware/viruses/malware recently, and they've now all been cleaned up with internet security software, but I still have a lingering problem: when I double-click on a folder, instead of the folder opening, a new window opens and it's a search window, with the destination folder (ie the one I just clicked on) as a value in the parameter "look in:". The only way I can just open a folder is to right-click, and select open.

I have a feeling I may have done this to myself when I was trying to get rid of the spyware (or whatever it was) before I sucked it up and spent half my rent money on a new subscription to Norton...

When I right-click on a folder, the menu reads: "Search (bolded) / Open / Explore" etc. which doesn't seem right.

I tried to fix it by changing some options in Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types. There are two kinds of folder, "File Folder" and "Folder". In the advanced options for "File Folder", the only action it lists is "find"... I'm not sure if this is where the problem is or if this is normal? I tried to add a new action, but it wanted me to select an application to perform the action and I have no idea... In the advanced options for "Folder", it looks to be normal, it lists the actions &... Read more

A:Solved: XP: folders don't open on double-click, search window opens instead.. help!

I got a reply on another forum, in case someone has the same problem and would like the solution:

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?p=1061123#post1061123

Posted by Tufenuf:
Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 /i shell32

If that doesn't correct the issue use this automated edit:

Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

To use the VBS File: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double-click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

TufenufClick to expand...

Running regsvr32 /i shell32 worked for me
 

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I found an article about this on microsoft's site, but it doesn't apply exactly. I got my fool self in trouble trying to see if it's possible to change icon sets, and wound up with a mouse that either searches, or opens a command prompt window when i double click (also the top two options when you right click) a folder. The microsoft site deals with how to change what program opens various file extensions, not about folders. any help appreciated.

A:How to change or select which program starts when you double-click a folder in window

Hello ,

have you tried to do a (system restore) to before you made these changes ?

let me know

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I have an unusual problem...

whenever i doubleclick on any of the Drives(C: , D: ) a windows search window appears, if i have to open i have to rightclick and select open...also i observed that when i right click on my c drive or d drive the first option i have is "search" in bold. and then the next option is open. whereas for anyother folder open is my first option when i right click and in bold!!!
Pls help......

Hijack this Log is as Follows!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:30:31 AM, on 3/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\windows\system32\qsalmu.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\windows\system32\packager.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\RingCentral\RingCentral Call Controller\RCUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Srilakshmi\Desktop\New Folder\HijackThis1991.exe

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A:Unable to open any Drive by double click...a search window opens eachtime!!

first off iam not a pro but it looks like you have more then one antivirus program running.
 

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Hi! New here. First must admit how dumb I am when comes to PC with Windows 7 (which I hate BTW! For me best was the one before "Vista" - I think it was "Windows XP"?)!

That said - when using IE8 every single time when I click a link the page opens up in new window but reduced in size and I always have to "maximize" it to view it. It is driving me nuts! I have been told more than once that a window will open the same way that it was closed - not true! Reduced window does not happen when using Mozilla. Must be simple option for me to make a change - but how? Where? Please I need help!

A:How get full window in IE8 when click link

Hello DennisH Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Sorry to hear that! For me XP was a "Blue Screen Special" from all the problems it seems others were having. Vista was far more stable but was growing in size and the minimum system requirements were set too low. Windows 7 on the other hand has been a working champion right out of the box!

As for new IE windows always being minimized that's how IE is regardless of which version going back even before XP and IE 6. One small program solved everything however. The IE New Window Maximizer can be found at: jiiSoft :: IE New Window Maximizer

The one thing to know about this one however is never check off the maximize Outlook or Outlook Express windows or the close button in Outlook will end up off of the screen entirely! That was the one drawback for the free program seen there.

Ran it when first found way back in the XP days, later on Vista, and presently on the 64bit 7.

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Hi guys, first post so be gentle. Got a problem that a meber posted about earlier in the year but he didn't seem to get an answer so at the point of making a fool of myself, I thught I'd repost his query. as follows:
Whenever i doubleclick on any of the Drives(C: , D: ) a windows search window appears, if i have to open i have to rightclick and select open...also i observed that when i right click on my c drive or d drive the first option i have is "search" in bold. and then the next option is open. whereas for anyother folder open is my first option when i right click and in bold!!!
Pls help......
 

A:Solved: Unable to open any Drive by double click...a search window opens eachtime!!

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Is there any command in group policy that rigth click can be disable or remove?

If no, how can i disable the rigth click..

A:how to disable rigth click in window xp

There are several ways to achieve this however a bit more information might be helpful in helping you out. Can you tell us if you wish to disable right click all together or just within IE etc?

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I have a Touch Smart All-in-one PC H110 that I just bought about 2 weeks ago.  This was manufactured a while ago, but I just got it with a solid-state hard drive.  I think that the touch screen worked properly when I first tried it.  I have loaded up all of my programs and now the touch screen works with a single touch and hold, but I cannot get any double-click action using the test program.  I uninstalled the HID compliant touch screen from the device manager menus and then rebooted to restore it but the problem remains.  I think that the Microsoft driver 10.0.14393.351 dated 6/21/2006 is the latest driver, but I am not sure of that.  The computer works fine except for this problem.  How can I be sure that my driver is not corrupted?Microsoft has a "Refresh" function available from a rescue bootable USB drive, but that will remove all of my programs and I am not sure if it will replace the driver. Can anyone suggest a way to know that the driver is being replaced with a good version?  If I have to use the Refresh program does that insure that I will get a new driver? I notice that there is a new UEFI boot for this PC dated October, 2016?  I doubt that a UEFI update will solve the problem so have not done it. Can anyone help me with suggestions as to how to solve this touch screen problem.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.David   

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Hi,

I am using Windows Internet Explorer XP - Version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803_2158.

Recently I've noticed that I cannot view in full screen anymore. Let me explain. I created a website that lets a user enter their name and social # and then choose a test in 1 of 3 languages. Once you choose a language, a new browser window opens and the test/information is displayed in this new window.

Since end of last year, it worked correctly. A new browser window would open and it would be in full screen mode. You could NOT see the very top of the page - where it gives you the page title, and the options to close the window, or minimize/expand it.

Now, all of a sudden, it displays all that information - title, close option etc. Does anyone know why this is? And how I can put it back to being full screen?

FYI - I think this may have something to do with a service pack upgrade within the last couple weeks but am not positive. Also, I know that lots of people were having issues with the Service Pack 2 and all the bugs.

Can anyone shed any light on this issue and what I can do to fix it?
Thanks.
 

A:Window XP Browser Window Not Displaying in Full Screen Anymore.

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I have a Lenovo N580 laptop. Last week, I had to do a factory reset (with help from Lenovo Tech Support) because of compatibility problems with new software from my employer and windows 8.1 which is actually worse than windows 8. The compatibility problems caused my screen to go black. When booting, the Lenovo logo appeared and I had a cursor, but nothing else accept a black screen. I tried suggestions found here and the Lenovo help forum, but none worked and the factory reset was the last resort. Now I am back to using Windows 8 (this was actually the second factory reset due to other problems caused by win 8.1).

Anyway, everything is working (for now) and I also have Classic Shell installed. HOWEVER, before this second factory reset, when I had multiple windows open, aero peek worked fine. Now, it doesn't. I followed earlier suggestions of right clicking the taskbar, then clicking Properties, but the box for "Use Peek ..." is dimmed (grayed out) so I cannot check it to enable aero peek.

I got used to this feature in Win 7 and was glad to see it in Win 8, but it is the only feature about Win 8 and 8.1 that I like. Thanks for your help.

A:Window doesn't open full screen when hover over IE window

Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties.

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i using windows 7 professional , when i use mycompute and navigate throws it. i just click folder in iy. then new folder navigation window open. how to avoid this . help me. Thank you.

A:how to avoid new folder creation when i double click folder in window

In Explorer Folder Options make sure "Launch folder windows in a separate process" in not checked. If you uncheck it make sure to hit "Apply to all Folders" or it will only change the setting for the folder you have open.

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

A:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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This has just started.. OS winXP..... When I open a file or web site it is in the partial screen, I must click on Full Screen to get it....Years ago there was a little program that you could install for this but I would rather fix it than put a program on it for that purpose.. It is no biggie, just a nuisance to have to do this all the time... Any suggestions for fixes?????? THANKS!!!!

A:Must click on Full Screen

Try this

1.Open IE
2.Open it again, so that you now have 2 empty windows.
3.In the 2nd one, right click a link and open in new window.
4.Resize this window by dragging the sides out to full size (Don't use the max button).
5.Close the first window.(No 1 above).
6. Close the new window---the one you've just made full size---by clicking File, then hold down Control as you click "close". (Don't use the Close button.)
7. Close the second window (No 2 above).
8. You may or may not need to reboot, depending on your system/version.

If you get it right, this setting should now stick, and all subsequent new windows should open full-size. Be warned, though, that this uses a little more memory, so you may not be able to have quite as many separate windows open at the same time before running out of memory

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I want to change settings from Double Click Zoom to Double Click "highlight" and don't know how. 

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Howdy,When I go to a web site such as Bleeping Computer ,my computer screen is normal. If I click on a link that someone has posted, the page will open but will only be about 6 inches wide. I think I accidently clicked on a setting that caused this. I cannot figure it out.Here is a screen shot. It shows the screen I got after I clicked a link in the post.Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.Dennis XP Home, SP-3, IE-7

A:Not Getting Full Screen When I Click on A Link

Try this :
Open an IE window then open another
Close the first and drag the open window boundaries to fit the screen.
Close the window while holding down the shift key.

Now open 2 new windows and see.

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Like the title said I am not able to double click on anything at all. I have found a way to get past it and set it to me only clicking once and opening a program, but now it affects my games when I need to double click. I don't know what to do, if someone could help much would be appreciated!

P.S. and I also can't hear any game sounds on my laptop.

A:Can't double click on anything Windows 7

Try another mouse set up your programs (Shortcuts) back to double click to open them.

I had a similar issue found out it was the button inside my mouse.

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i just installed a few games and copied a few portable softwares onto my pc. i opened all these games and softwares then and i used them too. then i exited the proper way out. trouble is two days later, now when i try to open some of them nothing happens. i double click on them and the loading icon shows for a few seconds and then disappears and then nothing. i try to run as admin and still the same thing. but this is only for certain softwares and games. others work fine. please, please help me!! i just took a new high end gaming lap with i7, 8gb ram, 1.5 graphics card, windows 7 home premium. i really can't get around this problem...

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I'm running XP Pro and for the last 2 months something has changed on shutdown. I open Start , Turn Off Computer, Turn Off and perform my normal one click but other than a whirring nose in the tower and the green light coming on momentarily on the floppy drive nothing happens. I have to go back and repeat the proceedure one more time for shutdown.

This also happens when installing a program and the window appears saying that it needs to reboot to install...when I click OK nothing happens. I have to go to Start, Turn Off Computer, and click on Restart.

I have also noticed that when my browser opens and I click on the dropdown menu for the stored URLs and it won't open on the first click, it flashes momentarily but it takes the second click to view. This only happens initially from then on the menu drops down on and subsequent single clicks work. The problem seems to have started around the time I started using Firefox as my browser.

Any suggestions?
 

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This problem has just cropped up and i have no idea what caused it or how to resolve it. The thing is whenever i double click to open any folders/images anywhere on the pc except the desktop it always brings up the windows search page - does anyone know how i can stop this happening? Not only is it maddening its very very labourious right clicking and going to the open option.

Any help would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows XP double click problem

Have you tried using Restore Defaults?

Open My Computer and select Tools and Folder Options. Then on the General tab click Restore Defaults.
 

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I would like to disable the feature of internet explorer 9 automatically going to full screen when you drag a window to the top of the screen.  I find that behavior very annoying.  I frequently drag windows to the top of the screen to reveal underlying
windows, and when IE 9 automatically goes full screen on me, that defeats my purpose of dragging that window out of the way.  If I want to resize the window, I'll resize it.  If the window is sized how I want it, I don't want it going free spirit
on me and resizing itself.  I want my interface to do what I tell it to do, not what it wants to do. 
How do I defeat this feature (bug)?

A:Disable internet explorer 9 auto full screen

Learn about your OS.   E.g. press Win-F1 and enter:  snap
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Maximize-windows-on-the-desktop-using-Snap
 
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Does anyone know how to Disable/remove Do you want to view _ in full screen? Notification bar when viewing video in full screen in IE 11 for all websites?

A:Disable/remove Do you want to view _ in full screen? Notification bar

As annoying as it is, you can't in Internet Explorer.

All you can do is select 'Always Allow' full screen for individual websites, however when you clear your browsing history it will reset that setting because the settings for it are stored under the 'History' (list of websites you have visited) section.

Microsoft Edge can remember this setting separately so that when you delete your browsing history your full screen permissions aren't also reset, but obviously that's of little help for those who prefer using Internet Explorer to Edge at the moment. And it's still not an 'all websites' setting, you still get a dialogue box for individual websites, it's just possible to remember your setting now.

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Okay. Hi everyone, obviously, I'm new here. I just updated to windows 8.1 from windows 8 a while ago. I would like to ask how to disable the old style right click on start screen?

I want my original 'right-click style' on windows 8. But by default it currently uses the classic-style, I'm going to provide a screenshot to let you see what I mean.

I think my problem is simple(or not?) but I have tried searching it as hard as I can in google, youtube and on this forums, but to no luck. My apologies for my bad grammar and I hope I posted in the right section.

,Thank you in advance.

A:How to disable old style right click on Start Screen on?

You can have both now, while a tile is highlighted (pointer on it) hit SPACE.

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I've been having an issue on my W8.1 Lenovo T540P regarding screen borders. No matter what resolution I use, the display borders don't react correctly to mouse clicks. Clicking RMB doesn't invoke menu, clicking LMB changes focus from current window to something else. It looks like the very last pixels - top, bottom, left and right; except for bottom-left where the power user menu is which seems to work correctly. This is especially annoying when I'm trying to launch anything in full screen mode, because the application gets minimized whenever mouse hits any border and the button is clicked.

I noticed that if I am in the metro menu, the RMB works correctly, meaning that it brings the metro's menu as usual... That's why I think it might be metro's fault, but I haven't found a solution yet. I tried updating drivers, removing any software which might cause this problem but to no avail. Does anyone have any idea?

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Hey guys, So i have dual monitors, Im playing Age of Conan on my main, full screen. My second monitor is for Forums, Internet, Chatting, whatever else. When I click on my 2nd montior to respond, or to post something, my main monitor, full screen Age of Conan minimizes. Is there any way I can not make it minimize without putting Age of Conan in a windowed mode? Thanks for your help guys!

A:Gaming full screen, but Minimizing when I click on 2nd Monitor

you'll probably need to adjust either your mouse settings (I think there is a workaround for Logitech mice) or else edit a resource file in the game so that it allows the mouse to go out of game without minimizing the game - but I haven't heard of a way to do that thus far.

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Win XP Pro
How do I get applications to open full screen? Mine all open smaller.

A:full screen window

Hi dewylovem,

Right click on the application exe and go to Properties.
In the Shortcut tab, look for the Run drop down box where you will see Normal, Minimized and Maximized.

The rest should be self explanatory

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The double-click function works fine on all items except for my D-drive icon, checked every setting I know to check, and have no idea what the problem could be. It is one of three partitions, and is the only one that doesnt except it. I know its not a big deal, but its driving me nuts. Please help
 

A:Windows XP double-click function on drive

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Hi all,

Since 02.01.2013 my Windows 8 is rebooting without a warning, and this is happening evrey morning when I come to work, I've noticed that Windows will restart when I double click a song in Winamp, once it happened when I tried to open a e-mail in Outlook, bust mostly it happens with Winamp.

I have all Windows updates installed, installed latest Winamp version still when I double click or drag&drop a file in Winamp, Windows will restart.

I'm already tired of this situation, need a quick fix.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.: there is no dump file, the system only restarts without BSOD.

A:Windows 8 reboots on double click in Winamp

It happened again today, when working in excel. Need some help, anybody!?

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My buddy just bought a brand new Acer Aspire 5552 and fresh out of the box he cannot double click drag any windows.

If he wants to drag/move a window, he has to actually click and hold the button. He cannot use the trackpad.

He updated to the latest drives directly from Acer's website and it still doesn't work.

I searched google for any solutions and I found one post where the guy had the exact same problem, but no one replied with a solution.

Any thoughts on this would be great.

Thanks.

A:Can't double click drag any windows? Ideas?

Hi, function (Fn) key and the F7 key turns on\off the trackpad.

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my windows used to be working fine ...when i double-click a drive it opens in the same window with the contents of the drive,duhhhh....but then a friend came with his hard drive to copy some stuff from him ...when he left,something weird happened,when i double-click any drive it takes seconds and opens in a NEW separate window , and when i write click a drive i get a NEW option (AUTOPLAY) it was never there...if i click OPEN,it opens in the same window...but it seems as if the drives behave as cd-roms with auoplay feature...anybod knows whats happening ?!
 

A:my drives autoplays in new windows when i double click them

Hi,

I too experienced the same problem a few days back..It is due to a virus....When u open the task manager,u will find a process called rose.exe...U have solutions available on the internet...U can also reach me at [email protected] directly if u need any help.....

Saju
 

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I am having trouble opeing folders normally. Every time I try to double click to open a folder through Windows Explorer, I am greeted with the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." If I right-click, I can get in, but it's a huge hassle to use workarounds like that. Is there anything I can do to fix this? System Restore hasn't helped me a lick with this so far.

A:Windows Explorer Double-Click Broken

Hello Gamescook, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try downloading and merging the Directory and Folder reg files in the tutorial below to see if that may fix this after a restart. They will restore the default associations for directories and folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, I use a HP laptop & since the last few days I am not able to open any files or click on something since the left (main) key & double tap on the mouse pad are not working! Although I am able to move the cursor/pointer over the touch pad & the right click is working fine as well! I searched the entire internet & nothing seem to work! Could anyone help me please ? The last thing I remember doing that might have caused this problem (earlier everything was working fine but sometimes touchpad used to get stuck) is hitting the fn+f5 button that I read in this thread Touchpad not working for windows 10. - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums Thanks!

A:Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

Hi, can you check you don't have Clicklock on? (see Control Panel, Mouse). How does a wired mouse behave?

Look in Device Manager and check when your touchpad driver was last updated. Check it's not the date your problem started.

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