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Old 02-28-2007
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File Open dialog box default size
Whenever one goes to open or save a file, I always find the dialog box to
small, and like to resize to make it easier to look through the hundreds of
folders i have. Is there any way to alter the default opening size of the
file management dialog boxes?

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Whenever one goes to open or save a file, I always find the dialog box to
small, and like to resize to make it easier to look through the hundreds of
folders i have. Is there any way to alter the default opening size of the
file management dialog boxes?
I've been looking for an answer to this design flaw for about an hour. As best I can tell, Vista (or any other Microsoft operating system) does not have a way to permanetly enlarge the open and save-as dialog boxes to some reasonable size. The default size was established in Windows 95 and has never been changed. There has always been utilities you can buy for about $20 that fix the flaw.
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Re: File Open dialog box default size
I do not think there is a solution to this yet. The best thing to do is double click the title bar. The dialog will resize itself to it largest default size. (a Restore rather than Maximize state)
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I do not think there is a solution to this yet. The best thing to do is double click the title bar. The dialog will resize itself to it largest default size. (a Restore rather than Maximize state)
There is a partial solution which has quietly been there in XP as well. If you hold down Control while closing a window via the top right X, its dimensions seem to be saved.

However, this seems to work per application. This means if you do it for the Open dialog in Firefox, it's only saved for Firefox.

A little quirky (well it is Microsoft), but better than constantly resizing windows. Now if only I could get some Gnome windows to do this!
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