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Window Maximizer 1.4
by Jamal Mazrui
This script tries to automatically maximize top-level windows and MDI-child windows whenever they are activated. This is generally desirable for the best reading experience. For some windows, however, this may not be optimal, so you can define them as exceptions.
Since Alt-Space invokes the system menu for maximizing a window, the script uses Alt-Insert-Space as the default hotkey for invoking its dialog. It contains a listbox, edit box, and several buttons. Each list item indicates an exception to the auto-maximizing behavior. A window is denoted by the combination of three properties that generally assure its uniqueness: its module name, class name, and number of children (controls). Since the window title can change, e.g., to include the name of a particular document, it is not used to assure uniqueness. Its text is put in the edit box, however, for informational purposes (so the window is easier to recognize).
The default, Add button puts the previously active window in the list. The Remove button deletes its entry. The Messages button toggles whether the script announces the maximized status of windows and their changes. The Help button invokes the standard help dialog that is also available via Script Manager. The Close button ends the dialog.
This global script requires GW Toolkit.Download Now
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
Release Date: 10/31/2008
Last Update: 11/24/2008
11/24/2008 2:50:14 PM
Version 1.4 on November 24, 2008
Increased error checking in the HandleActivate event handler to prevent an error when Vista is being restarted. Made the Messages button in the Window Maximizer dialog display different text depending on whether such announcements are on or off.
- Filename: WindowMaximizer.wepm
- Date: 11/24/2008 2:50:16 PM
- Size: 7.1KB
- Total Downloads: 5384
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I too have had strange results and/or strange problems when using this app; I believe it sometimes maximizes windows which should not be maximized, causing these errors. I recommend the Window Manager app (from GW), as it won't maximize a window unless you have specifically listed it as ok to be maximized.
On 7/17/2010, marty
I share my computer with my sighted wife who doesn't obviously use WindowEyes and whenever I shut down WindowEyes and had this script running beforehand, it wouldn't let her access the desktop, so I had to remove the script. Even though WindowEyes was shut down for me, it still left the shut down prompt on the screen for her and she couldn't get rid of it.
On 12/5/2009, Push
I love it! Internet Explorer used to drive me nuts not maximizing, and now it just max's every time I load it! Awesome!
On 12/5/2009, Push
I found a problem. If I try to access the system tray with this script running, it won't let me click on items in the system tray and I have to turn off the script if I need the system tray. I added the system tray to the list of windows not to max, and it didn't change anything. No idea what might cause this.
Very useful script for maximizing programs used with Window-Eyes. Highly rcommend.
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