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I can open Outlook and it fills about half of the screen. I then maximize it to read some mail and then minimize it to do some other work.

When I click on it again in the taskbar, it is back to the original size that it opened at.

I have tried Ctrl-close and Ctrl-maximize but neither seems to work.

This also happens with Explorer windows, AutoCAD, Revit, and other programs that I work with.
Shouldn't a minimize and a maximize bring the window back to the last size and position?

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possible duplicate superuser.com/questions/240362/… and superuser.com/questions/229134/… –  Revolter Jul 10 '11 at 13:07

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As harrymc, I Checked: Maximize + minimize + click on Win7 does return an Explorer window as maximized.

Try with SHIFT + Close on the window (to save its position and size). This may help !

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This worked for another window that I was having trouble with! Can you explain this? Why does this tip work? –  Vijay Jan 16 '13 at 12:18
    
why? Because it's computer science ... I'm sorry to say that :) –  TridenT Jan 16 '13 at 14:21

WindowManager supposedly does this. There's a forum thread about the problem here.

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His problem is not remembering positions between invocations of the programs, but that de-minimizing a maximized window doesn't restore it as maximized. –  harrymc Aug 11 '10 at 16:19
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I believe I may have it solved. It seems to behave properly as long as you don't snap it to the edge of the screen to maximize it. I can drag the edge of the window to near the edge of the screen to a point where it is about to snap and then minimize the window. When I click on it in the taskbar again, it opens up to the correct size. –  Ben Aug 12 '10 at 17:52

Checked: Maximize + minimize + click on Win7 does return an Explorer window as maximized.
What you are describing is not a normal behavior.

Try it after booting in Safe mode.
If this fixes the problem, then some installed software is interfering.
If it doesn't, try "sfc /scannow" and some virus scans.

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You can try WindowPadX. It has some nice features including windows positions and area definition.

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Hello: Ctrl + the upper right X to close the window makes the >Os remember the size; valid for Windows XP and 7.

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The OP wants the window size to be recalled after minimizing, not closing. –  Tog Nov 17 '13 at 21:49
    
Tog you are right; in 14 years using MS Microsoft applications I don´t recall that minimizing will alter the size of the window. Not many direct references to this issue in Goggle. This is somehow related so might help social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/… –  Pablo Molina Jan 4 at 12:26

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