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Maximized View Upon Opening Excel 2010

Posted on 2014-02-20
Last Modified: 2014-02-21
Excel.exe I have, opens in minimized view as default. If then a Book1.xlms is saved with the code:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Application.WindowState = xlMaximized
End Sub

in Sheet1, the new default becomes Maximized when opening it, as desired.

Is there a way to open Excel.exe itself Maximized as default without saving it as a separate workbook?
Question by:judico
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Expert Comment

ID: 39875487
Try right-clicking the Excel icon you use to launch Excel.
Choose Properties.
In the Run dropdown, choose Maximized.

Author Comment

ID: 39875606
I did that but Excel.exe still doesn't open Maximized. Even when I maximize it when open and then close it, the followup opening still isn't maximized.
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Accepted Solution

Dreamboat earned 100 total points
ID: 39875665
Try opening in safe mode. Hold the shift key while you open it. If that doesn't work, see if you can find personal.xlsb file in (I think) C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft and move it. Must close Excel first.
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Author Comment

ID: 39875690
Safe mode did it. I'm on a MacBook Pro, so i had to depress simultaneously fn-control-shift. After double clicking a message appears asking if I'd like to open the program in safe mode. I couldn't find the file personal.xlsb, however. First, there's no folder C:\Users ... Tried to search for it but no such file was found.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39875701
Well, if safe mode did it, then you don't need to find the xlsb. You may not have one.

Author Comment

ID: 39875777
It still however is minimized when opening it normally.

Author Comment

ID: 39875834
Now, here's a workaround. Excel.exe still opens minimized but then I extend it manually to look as if it's maximized. Upon closing and then reopening it, the new size is retained. I know that's not the solution sought for but may be used temporarily until we find the real one.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39876889
I guess that's the best that can be done with the current version of Excel.

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