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Unable to force Explorer to maximize with proper flag. Win 7

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my script I have works fine for what ti is except for one part. the very beginning doesnt maximize.

this is my first line:

Run("explorer.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

this only works if i last had the window maximized when i last closed it. if i had it windowed smaller and closed then when the run command executes it just doesn't maximize.

any idea why it wont work?

it works perfectly fine if i do this:

Run("mspaint.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

or

Run("notepad.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

but not for explore.

what gives?

since the rest of my script uses mouse coordinates from a autoit Record session, the coordinates are depending on that the window is maximized and since its not maximizing then its just clicking random spots.

thanks in advance!

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here is a horrible two line workaround until you find something proper.

Run("explorer.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
sleep(500)
winsetstate("" ,"" ,@SW_MAXIMIZE)
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This works for me

Run("EXPLORER.EXE /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
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here is a horrible two line workaround until you find something proper.

Run("explorer.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
sleep(500)
winsetstate("" ,"" ,@SW_MAXIMIZE)

thank you and this works fine for now!

This works for me

Run("EXPLORER.EXE /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

i haven't tried your method but seeing as how yours contains a GUID, would that even work on my machine? what is that GUID for? GUIDS are unique to machines at a specific time and need a matching GUID correct?

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That's the GUID for "My Computer" so that explorer opens to it when it's run, it's a Windows standard.

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