I like to set the Chrome browser window to maximum vertical height and manually set width. However, after closing and reopening Chrome, the browser window is no longer in the position and size I set. I get the same resize behavior if I leave the browser window open, switch the PC to a second user and then back again to my user. This resizing problem seems to be unique to Chrome. Microsoft Edge and other browsers I've tried don't have this problem. I've tried closing Chrome while holding Ctrl and/or Shift keys - no help. Any ideas?
What you see is normal behaviour for Chrome, Edge, Word, Excel, Power Point and numerous other applications.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no fix for the applications as above that behave this way.
What I do: I keep my apps at a size I like as much as possible. If I need to change the app on the screen, I return it to the spot and size I like. I am not petty about - just generally where I like.
Then the next time I open the app (or even after a restart) they open roughly where I wish.
Said another way: These type of apps open where last closed, so I manage the closure of the app.
So no fix and up to us users to manage.
I just found out how you can fix this problem.
What I was trying, which didn't work:
- open new Google Chrome window (CTRL+N)
- resize this new window
- close this window
- open again a new window (CTRL+N) and test its size
What proved to be the correct sequence:
- resize EVERY opened Google Chrome window (including maximized ones)
- open a new window (CTRL+N) and test its size
Therefore it looks like new Google Chrome windows get the size of the one that "generated" them. As simple as that.