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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 6:07:44 AM

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I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g. a
window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but the
title bar is still visible and it can still be resized.
The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title of
the window should appear in the title bar of the parent
window. Also, a maximized window should not be
resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
problem in all applications that use Child windows.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 2:42:51 PM

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Hi

Drag the window to the size you want it - don't use maximize - then close
that window using File>Close/Exit.

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Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"Johannes" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7edf01c49583$4da37970$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g. a
> window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but the
> title bar is still visible and it can still be resized.
> The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title of
> the window should appear in the title bar of the parent
> window. Also, a maximized window should not be
> resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
> problem in all applications that use Child windows.
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 2:42:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanx, but I need a solution. I need to maximize windows
because I need the space taken up by the titlebar of the
child window. There are other good reasons as well (too
complicated to explain here).

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>
>Drag the window to the size you want it - don't use
maximize - then close
>that window using File>Close/Exit.
>
>--
>
>Will Denny
>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
>"Johannes" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:7edf01c49583$4da37970$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g. a
>> window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but the
>> title bar is still visible and it can still be resized.
>> The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title of
>> the window should appear in the title bar of the parent
>> window. Also, a maximized window should not be
>> resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
>> problem in all applications that use Child windows.
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 3:15:36 PM

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Hi

That is a solution - using 'maximize' won't work.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7f5a01c4958a$53b25c80$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanx, but I need a solution. I need to maximize windows
> because I need the space taken up by the titlebar of the
> child window. There are other good reasons as well (too
> complicated to explain here).
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi
>>
>>Drag the window to the size you want it - don't use
> maximize - then close
>>that window using File>Close/Exit.
>>
>>--
>>
>>Will Denny
>>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>>"Johannes" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:7edf01c49583$4da37970$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>> I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g. a
>>> window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but the
>>> title bar is still visible and it can still be resized.
>>> The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title of
>>> the window should appear in the title bar of the parent
>>> window. Also, a maximized window should not be
>>> resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
>>> problem in all applications that use Child windows.
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 3:15:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Will,
do you honestly think that I have not thought of
your "solution"? And if that was working for me, do you
honestly think I would go to all the trouble of posting a
question? For various reasons, of which I mentioned one
(I need the extra space), I need a child window to
maximize like it is working on 99.99% of all PCs. To drag
it, does not maximize it. Hence it is NOT a solution. It
does not even give me the extra space I need. It also
does not solve the other problems I have with a window
that can not maximize. These I am not even going to
mention, because I really don't want to waste anyone's
time with that. You will simply have to trust me that
these problems actually do exist. I am trying to find a
solution, not a workaround. Simply put, I want to
Maximize a child window. This is not working. Do you
know how to fix this? If not, don't please don't post any
replies.



>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>
>That is a solution - using 'maximize' won't work.
>
>--
>
>Will Denny
>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:7f5a01c4958a$53b25c80$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Thanx, but I need a solution. I need to maximize
windows
>> because I need the space taken up by the titlebar of the
>> child window. There are other good reasons as well (too
>> complicated to explain here).
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hi
>>>
>>>Drag the window to the size you want it - don't use
>> maximize - then close
>>>that window using File>Close/Exit.
>>>
>>>--
>>>
>>>Will Denny
>>>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>>Please reply to the News Groups
>>>
>>>
>>>"Johannes" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message
>>>news:7edf01c49583$4da37970$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g.
a
>>>> window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but
the
>>>> title bar is still visible and it can still be
resized.
>>>> The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title
of
>>>> the window should appear in the title bar of the
parent
>>>> window. Also, a maximized window should not be
>>>> resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
>>>> problem in all applications that use Child windows.
>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>
>.
>
September 8, 2004 6:48:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I do know a solution to your problem but with comments like yours to someone
that is trying to help I think I'll keep it to myself.

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:07ec01c49593$e6413220$a401280a@phx.gbl...
Hi Will,
do you honestly think that I have not thought of
your "solution"? And if that was working for me, do you
honestly think I would go to all the trouble of posting a
question? For various reasons, of which I mentioned one
(I need the extra space), I need a child window to
maximize like it is working on 99.99% of all PCs. To drag
it, does not maximize it. Hence it is NOT a solution. It
does not even give me the extra space I need. It also
does not solve the other problems I have with a window
that can not maximize. These I am not even going to
mention, because I really don't want to waste anyone's
time with that. You will simply have to trust me that
these problems actually do exist. I am trying to find a
solution, not a workaround. Simply put, I want to
Maximize a child window. This is not working. Do you
know how to fix this? If not, don't please don't post any
replies.



>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>
>That is a solution - using 'maximize' won't work.
>
>--
>
>Will Denny
>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:7f5a01c4958a$53b25c80$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Thanx, but I need a solution. I need to maximize
windows
>> because I need the space taken up by the titlebar of the
>> child window. There are other good reasons as well (too
>> complicated to explain here).
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hi
>>>
>>>Drag the window to the size you want it - don't use
>> maximize - then close
>>>that window using File>Close/Exit.
>>>
>>>--
>>>
>>>Will Denny
>>>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>>Please reply to the News Groups
>>>
>>>
>>>"Johannes" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message
>>>news:7edf01c49583$4da37970$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> I'm using XP pro. When I maximize a child window e.g.
a
>>>> window inside Excel, it fills the parent window, but
the
>>>> title bar is still visible and it can still be
resized.
>>>> The title bar is supposed to disappear, and the title
of
>>>> the window should appear in the title bar of the
parent
>>>> window. Also, a maximized window should not be
>>>> resizable. Is there a way to fix this? I have this
>>>> problem in all applications that use Child windows.
>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>
>.
>
February 25, 2009 5:45:17 AM

Had the same problem for quite some time and was wondering why the maximise button won't work properly.
Gee this post was 5 years ago.
Anyway, the maximise button on the left won't work, the title bar of the child window will still appear inside the application.

The solution, (which I just found out after reading this post, then fidling with excel) is to use the maximise option on the Excel icon on the left. Worked for me.

Have a pleasant day.


Rany Tan
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