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Illustrator Resizes on File Open

Explorer ,
Jun 19, 2012

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This is a silly little issue, but it really bugs me! Whenever I open a file in Illustrator via double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer, Illustrator resizes its main window, as if I've hit the "Restore Down" button in the upper right corner. I then have to click "Restore Up" to expand it to fill the screen again. I'm using Illustrator CS3 and Windows XP. Any ideas?

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Illustrator Resizes on File Open

Explorer ,
Jun 19, 2012

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This is a silly little issue, but it really bugs me! Whenever I open a file in Illustrator via double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer, Illustrator resizes its main window, as if I've hit the "Restore Down" button in the upper right corner. I then have to click "Restore Up" to expand it to fill the screen again. I'm using Illustrator CS3 and Windows XP. Any ideas?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 21, 2012

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I'm on mac at the moment, but try the consolidate all button.

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Jul 25, 2019

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does't help with windows

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Jun 24, 2012

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I have the same issue in CS5 but the above idea did not work for me.

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Jun 24, 2012

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Had (and still have) the same issue on CS5 and CS4 both on Windows 7. Earlier I had this also in CS3 in XP. The only way I found to correct this, is by trashing the setting file. This will help only for a short period as this strange behavior will come back after a while.

Been asking around about this issue before but until this post nobody reported this problem. This behavior is not a real problem, but it also bugs me. So if somebody have any idea how to correct this…..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2012

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I think the only way to correct this is for Adobe to pay a programmer to fix this ancient POS program.

IOW it is impossible.

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Engaged ,
Jun 25, 2012

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Try dragging the file into open Ai app, perhaps that is an easier method that does not resize the app window?

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Participant ,
Oct 02, 2012

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I just keep expecting this to be fixed but with every U/G it's still there. I'm on CS6 now and it's back to annoy me....do they ever test this software?

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Jun 26, 2012

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I have got the same Problem on a PC Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Ai CS6. In CS5 it worked well. I try to set the "Start Option" for the Programm to "Full Screen" but when I open a new file the window downsizes again.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2013

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I just started having this problem after I bought a larger monitor. (CS5 XP)

Incredibly annoying!!!

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Jan 23, 2013

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I have got the same Problem. Now its fixed. change your scratch disk to some other drives

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2013

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Changing scratch disks (i.e. Illustrator CS6 scratch disk settings) didn't help for me (on a machine with 4 fixed HDD's) and I tried a few combinations of primary/secondary scratch disks.

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