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I use to print full page pictures a lot.

Every time the Windows Print Pictures form appears, I need to uncheck the "Fit picture to frame" all the time, and it's getting ennoying.

Please uncheck this by default

Is there a hack in the registry or something like that to uncheck this by default ?

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What Windows OS do you have? – Steve Jan 15 '14 at 8:09
This is happening on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I don't know about Vista. – Larry Jan 15 '14 at 8:12
This is a problem shared by other people, and there's no resolution on the horizon. – Steve Jan 15 '14 at 8:13
Thanks for the information. I upvoted this. – Larry Jan 15 '14 at 8:19
Try using Irfanview. It has a lot more options, and it remembers your last settings – hdhondt Jan 27 '15 at 4:23

As no suitable answer was given, except for a comment by @Shoeless recommending using AutoHotKey to survey eternally all dialog windows for this one and uncheck the option (not recommended for such a small problem), I detail below my own unsuccessful efforts.

  1. The Photo Gallery is contained in the executable WLXPhotoGallery.exe. I used Resource Hacker to view its resources, but did not find this dialog or window as a resource. The conclusion is that it's generated by the program at runtime, so cannot be modified except by hacking the program's code.

  2. I used Process Monitor to capture all registry activity of the program, but have not identified any easily identified related setting. So it does not look as if this option is controlled by a registry item.

The conclusion is that there is no way to uncheck that checkbox programmatically, except by using a big canon such as AutoHotKey.

If using AutoHotKey is not an option, you will need to use another viewer.

See the article Best Free Digital Image Viewer for better and more sophisticated image viewers/browsers than Microsoft's Photo Gallery.

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