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    Default How to make Apps not to open full screen

    Hello everyone,

    I am wondering if there is any way to set the app open not in full screen? When I open any App form the Start they all open in full screen.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    I might be mistaken, but I do not believe it is possible. I have looked around and not found a way. When an app is open, you can go to the Charms Bar and Options for that app will be shown.

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    Hi Archa, Welcome to our forum.

    I dont think there is a way that can open an app not in full screen. But there is a way that snap 2 Apps or 1 app and 1 Desktop program, side by side on the screen.

    1. Start the first app.

    Place the cursor at the top of the screen anduse the left mouse button to drag the app down and to one side until it snaps in place.

    2. Start the second app or desktop program and it will automatically snap to the opposite side of the screen.

    Please note that you need to have a sreen resolution of at least 1366x768.

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    Make a shortcut to an application (Program) and then look at the "Properties" for that shortcut.
    You can then set the way you want the program to open..... Normal Window, Minimized or Maximized.

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    I have not played a lot with the Win 8 Apps. I have tried and do not see a way of creating a shortcut to these Win 8 Apps (these used to be called Metro Apps, but a new rumor is they will now be called simply Win 8)

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    I do not know what they are smoking at Microsoft but this is not the first time they screwed up with their OS. This Full Screen which pops open when it wants sucks. Pressing F11 does not close it, you have to grab the slide on the left side of the screen in order to do it. But you only have seconds to use the slide before it disappears and you have to do it all over again. Where is the convenience?

    If you want a new computer, for whatever reason, with WIN7 you cannot get one once WIN8 came out. It seems, all the stores I contacted told me the same thing; In order to get the new computers with the newer OS, all companies are required to return the computers they have leftover in order to get the new ones thus forcing those of us who do not want the new OS to take it. If the WIN7s were not returned, the companies could not get the WIN8's.

    I paid good money for my new computer and then had to spend another $200.00 to get 8 removed, the hard drive cleaned and then have 7 installed. As much as I do not like Apple, the next time I buy a new system, it will be Apple.

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    Archa,

    Short answer, NO. However... and this was enhanced in 8.1

    Once opened there is (size) flexibility. Ted is right as it applies to windows 8 but, the ability is more so in 8.1

    For this discussion we will presume we are on Desktop:
    (I can do this w/out changing screens but, I'll assume you are changing screens)
    1. > Start OR ALL Applications screen
    2. Let's say we open the Weather APP. Initially, yes, it will be Full Screen.
    3. Immediately > the Switcher Bar (Top-Left Corner) and Clk Desktop.
    4. Go grab another APP & again via the Switcher Bar go back to Desktop.
    Now, it gets interesting and maneuverable!
    You control from the Switcher Bar...
    1. An (individual) APP can be put Left or Right of the Desktop. Further, the amount of space each uses of the screen is adjustable.
    That was, as Ted mentioned, 1 APP & Desktop, same time, same screen.
    2. Now, in 8.1, one can have THREE (3) things together. 2 APPs & Desktop. Location & size, of all three, variable.

    Point being, yes, APPs will only open Full Screen but, after, there is lots of potential tweaking available. And one can have multiple things happening and fitting as desired.

    Cheers,
    Drew

    PS: There is a way, which I describe in Tutorials, to open APPs whilst on Desktop w/out changing screens. Myself, I always open APPS from Desktop. Start & ALL APPs I sometimes use for a Search (instead of Charms or Win+something).

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    Default Re: How to make Apps not to open full screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Archa View Post
    I am wondering if there is any way to set the app open not in full screen?
    With Windows 8 standalone not possible.

    But see here: Run Modern (Metro) apps in a window on your desktop with ModernMix (stardock.com/products/modernmix/)

    And: It is planned to integrate this feature in Windows 9.

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