Apps open with random sizes


k0065126

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I do not remember this problem with Windows 10.

Sometimes when I open Google Chrome, or anything else, it covers the whole window, including the task bar. At other times it will cover the whole of the window but the task bar covers the bottom of the app. Often it will size correctly covering the whole of the screen except the task bar.

I have Windows 11 Home, version 22H2, although the problem has happened to every version of Win 11 from first installation. It is kept up to date, all drivers are up to date, including my graphics card.

The mobo is a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro and the graphics card is Nvidia Quadro P400. The graphics card driver is up to date, but I have not updated any mobo drivers, especially the bios as I do not wish to try to update that in case it goes wrong.

I am resigned to having to live with this irritating problem unless someone can come up with a solution.

Thanks for looking.
 
Windows Build/Version
11 home 22H2 (OS Build 22621.228.3)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z390 AORUS PRO-CF
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro P400 graphics card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyama
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
I have found that Windows will remember the size of a window and the taskbar always will show on top of it as long as you have each apps' properties' "Run" option set as normal window. The key is to NEVER set this option as maximized.. (ie:Right click on application's icon or exe file, select properties, RUN:normal window)
I fixed mine by doing this. Then when I opened any application such as my browser or file explorer, I dragged the edges of the window until it was just barely less than full screen. When I closed and reopened it, it was the way I left it. When my taskbar unhides it shows over the bottom of all my opened windows.

Now the only time I ever have to resize an app's window again is if I have a particular app open in a snap layout and close the app before I unsnap it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Thabks for the suggestion glasskuter. I have looked at the exe files for Google Chrome, Firefox and OneNote and cannot find a Run property.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z390 AORUS PRO-CF
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro P400 graphics card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyama
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
If your Firefox icon is on your desktop, right click on it and select properties. . (If it's on your taskbar, right click on icon, then right click again on Firefox in the popup menu. Select properties)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Thanks glasskuter, I have icons for both Chrome and Opera on my desktop. Checking both of them shows that Run already says normal window, but Chrome sometimes opens correctly and other times does not.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z390 AORUS PRO-CF
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro P400 graphics card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyama
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440

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