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Bruce Pascoe
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Explorer windows don't remember maximized state

I've found that folders opened from the menu (Documents, etc.) don't open maximized even if they were maximized before. This is even more jarring under Windows 7, because Explorer window size and state is maintained globally rather than per-folder, yet the PAM doesn't respect it...

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That would be Windows. All we do is tell explorer to open, we don't tell it what to do.

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Why,

why don't you tell Pam to open Xenon instead?

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Because ...

Because PAM [now PAP] does not come with Xenon and does not know if you have it or want to use it

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[edit: well of course if you chose to install Xenon in the PAP I guess you could say it "knows" if you have it, but you get what I mean, it uses the default, most folks don't use an explorer alternative]

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ASuite and other menus handle this just fine. Come to think of it though, ASuite did used to have this same bug (I reported it, actually)... if I remember correctly, the problem was that ASuite was passing SW_SHOWNORMAL to Explorer when it should have been passing SW_SHOWDEFAULT.

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Yep

I looked at the source earlier, and confirmed my suspicions: You're passing SW_SHOW to Explorer. In order to get correct behavior, you have to pass SW_SHOWDEFAULT instead.

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Already Corrected

Yeah, I saw it after your first post and I've already corrected it in the 1.5.1 source (not the RC1 release).

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Thanks :-)

My main PC is a 1024x600 netbook, so it's really annoying when my folders open in a small window and I have to maximize them every time.

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Fixed in 1.5.1 RC2

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