View Full Version : Adjust a non adjustable windows size

Phil B
02-04-2010, 04:31 PM
Does anyone know if there is a way to make a program window open at a different size, other than it's preset size.
The program opens & the window is just big enough to hide the bottom controls behind the taskbar. The maximize button is greyed out & the window is not adjustable by dragging the edges. I've got the taskbar on auto hide for the time being, but it's a pain.
Windows 7

02-04-2010, 04:58 PM
What resolution are you using.
I'd be looking at that.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 05:02 PM
The monitor resolution's ok (1680x1050) If I change that, it's going to affect everything else.

02-04-2010, 05:08 PM
What program/app are you having trouble with.
What size is your monitor.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 05:10 PM
20 inch monitor & FXCalibre

02-04-2010, 05:16 PM
Is that the app you are having problems with?

Phil B
02-04-2010, 05:18 PM
yep.. It wouldn't matter what the app was. It opens with the maximize button greyed out & the window size is non draggable. I want to adjust it or have it open at a different preset size

02-04-2010, 05:22 PM
So are you having this problem with any window that you open.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 05:24 PM
No, only this program

02-04-2010, 05:28 PM
Well I'm not familiar with that program but it sounds like it is set to run at a different resolution. Can you alter that programs settings.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 05:35 PM
The program has no settings or options menu. It has no menus at all, other than the window buttons for using the program. There's nothing in the program folder, I've had a search through the registry & found nothing obvious to do with size etc.

02-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Have you had this program working sucessfully on this system before.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Installed it yesterday

02-04-2010, 06:08 PM
Yeh, but it's not working sucessfully.
Is there any documentation or a readme relating to what sort of system it should run on.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Nothing. It does work ok, it's just that the window size isn't adjustable. I think I'll have to contact them on Tuesday. It may be that it's not fully compatible with win7, it just happens to work, who knows. I've tried the compatibility modes too. I didn't have to "buy" the program. It's included in the deal
I'm sure there's a clever person out there somewhere that's come across this with other programs. I've just got to find them :)

02-04-2010, 06:23 PM
Sorry I can't be of more help.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 06:32 PM
Thanks for trying. I've just right clicked on the program window & everywhere I right click it opens a menu to do with Flash

02-04-2010, 06:42 PM
There is a program that allows adjusting the unadjustable, but alas I can't remember what it's called :(

Phil B
02-04-2010, 06:45 PM
I came across it earlier whilst Googling. Can't remember what it's called either. I do remember it was for win98 tho

02-04-2010, 06:51 PM
I'm sure the screen shots were of Vista or 7.

Phil B
02-04-2010, 06:53 PM
mmmmm, maybe there's a newer version too. I'll have to have a look

02-04-2010, 07:23 PM
If you are running Windows at 120dpi or custom, you may have a program written for 96dpi.
You will have to change your settings.

02-04-2010, 07:29 PM
Found it. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11799/turn-non-resizeable-windows-into-rezieable-windows/

Phil B
02-04-2010, 07:33 PM
That's a good point, I'm using 130%. I'll try it & see. If that's the case, I'll have to get a 60 inch screen to see it comfortably haha

Phil B
02-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Thanks pc, I'll give it a go in the morning & let you know how it went. Cheers

Phil B
03-04-2010, 05:46 PM
I've tried it. It works on some non re sizable control panel type windows. I'll have to wait for Tuesday & the markets to open before I can test it

03-04-2010, 07:19 PM
this isnt perfect but if your using it for long periods of time then the windows resolution wouldnt matter so much would it?