File Open dialog box default size

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Alan Roy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Alan Roy

    Alan Roy Guest

    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?
    Alan Roy, Feb 6, 2007
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  2. Vista seems to remember the size and position of the Open/Save dialog on a
    per-application basic. View settings (icon style, sort order) for the
    dialog are remembered for each folder. I think you'll find as you continue
    working that your preferences are remembered.

    I haven't found any way to set a global default.
    Keith Miller MVP, Feb 6, 2007
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  3. Alan Roy

    truerock Guest

    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.
    truerock, Apr 20, 2008
  4. Alan Roy

    DHorse Guest

    I do not think there is a solution to this yet. :mad: 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) :confused:
    DHorse, Feb 24, 2009
  5. Alan Roy

    seanos Guest

    There is a -partial- solution which has quietly been there in XP a
    well. If you hold down Control while closing a window via the top righ
    X, its dimensions seem to be saved.

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

    A little quirky (well it -is- Microsoft), but better than constantl
    resizing windows. Now if only I could get some Gnome windows to d
    seanos, Sep 15, 2009
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