Right-Click the application shortcut. Select Properties. Under the shortcut tab, notice the choices that can be made under "Run" and select "Normal Window" and click Apply and Ok. Open the application. If it is maximized, Click the middle button in the top, right of the application window to 'Window' the application and then close the application. Now open it again and it should be in a normal window rather than maximized. The physical size of the window may be persistent, that is, it will be scaled to the size it was when it was last closed.
even tried autosizer but its settings doesn't work.
for try, i configured notepad to open in minimize window. it open minimize mode like for a fraction of second but again goes back to max window. its like the setting gets overridden.
is there any registry hack? any reg entry to tweak?
I'm not sure if the default.pif file pertains to windows programs or dos programs. Default.pif should be in c:\windows. Right-click and select properties. Go to the screen tab and make sure it is set to windowed instead of full screen.