Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. May 3, 2006
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Maximize Your View
Ever wonder if there's a way to make sure a program's window always opens at the same size. The answer is no and yes. No, you can't be sure that a window will always open at any specified size. But you can make a window open at full size every time. Let's see how this works by setting Solitaire to always open maximized.

Run Windows Explorer and select the \Winnt\System32 folder. In this folder, locate Sol.exe. Use the right-mouse button to drag the Sol.exe icon to the desktop. When you release the button, a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu, choose Create Shortcut(s) Here.

Now right-click your new shortcut and choose Properties. When the Properties dialog box opens, click the Shortcut tab. Next, click the arrow at the right side of the Run list box to expand the list. Select Maximized from the list and click OK to close the dialog box and save your changes.

When you run Solitaire by clicking the shortcut, the program will always run in a maximized window