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nmaynan

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Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« on: January 23, 2010, 07:50:08 PM »
Avast keeps shrinking to a small window. I'll expand it to whole screen and at some point it will just shrink down to a smaller window even though I haven't clicked the shrink button.
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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 09:32:50 PM »
What do you mean by small window ?
Or do you mean minimised to the task-bar ?

You can actually only reduce the UI to a minimum size and that should be remembered the next time it is opened. That is what I do as I don't want a large window, even though I have a 1920x1200 TFT monitor and it has stayed the size I set it too.

Have you been tweaking any of the avast settings ?
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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 09:47:29 PM »
What do you mean by small window ?


The window displays in the middle of my monitor in a medium sized square. I can NOT get the Avast window to display at Full Maximized Display and STAY THERE. It will automatically "snap" back to a smaller window size. In the upper most corner of WindowsXP window there are those three squares: a dash, a square, and a red X. Avast always shows in the squares mode--but never fully expanded.

I have not modified any settings.

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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 10:01:28 PM »
When the initial Avast screen come up, instead of clicking on the maximize button move your cursor to one of the corners of the current screen.  You should see a double sided arrow.  When you see that arrow hold down you left mouse button and drag it to the size you want.  You may need to go to several corners to get your desired display.  Once satisfied with the size, close down the window and then bring it back up.  See if that now holds to your desired size.

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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 10:34:48 PM »
What do you mean by small window ?

The window displays in the middle of my monitor in a medium sized square. I can NOT get the Avast window to display at Full Maximized Display and STAY THERE. It will automatically "snap" back to a smaller window size. In the upper most corner of WindowsXP window there are those three squares: a dash, a square, and a red X. Avast always shows in the squares mode--but never fully expanded.

I have not modified any settings.

I have had that happen in windows xp for a number of programs, not avast and one has never been recoverable. For the others I did as suggested by TwoShoes and when I had it at the size I wanted, I used the old windows trick of closing the window using the X (in the top right of the window) whilst holding down the Ctrl key and that seemed to lock it back at the size I made it.
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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 11:15:22 PM »
What do you mean by small window ?


The window displays in the middle of my monitor in a medium sized square. I can NOT get the Avast window to display at Full Maximized Display and STAY THERE. It will automatically "snap" back to a smaller window size. In the upper most corner of WindowsXP window there are those three squares: a dash, a square, and a red X. Avast always shows in the squares mode--but never fully expanded.

I have not modified any settings.

Not sure if this will help.... I use an independent 'Freeware' program called " AutoSizer" which can easily be set to Maximize any program window. 8)
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Re: Is there a way to get Avast 5.0 free to stay fully expanded?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 03:41:33 PM »
When the initial Avast screen come up, instead of clicking on the maximize button move your cursor to one of the corners of the current screen.  You should see a double sided arrow.  When you see that arrow hold down you left mouse button and drag it to the size you want.  You may need to go to several corners to get your desired display.  Once satisfied with the size, close down the window and then bring it back up.  See if that now holds to your desired size.

Yes, I already tried this prior to posting. It still snaps back to a smaller "default" avast pre-determined window size after I click through settings for a bit.