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Is there any way to prevent the PowerPoint player from opening PPS file in fullscreen mode? Or is there a replacement for this player that can do this and is a full replacement for the player?

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The 2010 Powerpoint Viewer application starts up windowed, but you would have to change file associations for .pps to the viewer kiosk software.

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Great! I was looking for such a long time exactly for this solution. Thank you very much! –  Yaba Jan 14 '11 at 10:45

.PPS files open in full screen by nature. Change the extension of the file from .PPS to .PPT, and it will no more open in full screen mode.

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Then I have to save the email attachment and rename it before opening. Your suggestion is a viable workaround, but unfortunately not convenient. Would like to have this behavior the default. –  Yaba Jan 12 '11 at 10:23

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