Windows 10: Can't resize Save As window

Discus and support Can't resize Save As window in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm using Windows 10. Somehow, my Save As panel has become maximized, and I can't figure out how to minimize it again this happens, for example, when... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ewormuth, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. ewormuth Win User

    Can't resize Save As window

    [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1]I'm using Windows 10. Somehow, my Save As panel has become maximized, and I can't figure out how to minimize it again this happens, for example, when I'm using Gmail and trying to save a file. It takes up the whole screen, so I can't see the name I'm trying to use to name the file I'm saving. It won't move up or down if I click and hold the top bar; there's no option to minimize in the upper right corner; if I right-click on the top bar I get an option to maximize, not minimize; and although there are "grab" icons on the sides and corners, they don't work to resize the window at all. I've tried using alt-space to get a menu that has Size on it -- but clicking on Size has no effect and I don't get the four-headed arrow.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=rgba51, 51, 51, 1]What am I missing? This is driving me nuts. Thanks.[/COLOR]

    ewormuth, Apr 21, 2021

  2. Can not resize the Save As box on Windows 10

    15 days back my save as window enlarged up to the whole screen.

    I tried both your suggested ways to resize save as window, but none was helpful.
    Pandurang Limaye, Apr 21, 2021
  3. John Vil Win User
    moving and resizing

    Hi Bob,

    There may be several reasons why you are unable to resize or move applications after installing an update. To better assist you with your concern, we would like you to answer the questions below:

    • Does it happen only on one application?
    • Which application are you having issues resizing or moving?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to run the Windows 10 troubleshooter. Kindly follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key +X, select
      Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Windows Store apps troubleshooter
    Let us know how it goes.
    John Vil, Apr 21, 2021
  4. Can't resize Save As window

    Save Dialog Resize Problem

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO BOTH OF YOU!!! I wound up finding this thread after many, many google searches. I too found myself being driven insane by this bug. So much so that it inspired me to create an account on here to add my input/solution in the hopes of it helping anyone else who finds themselves in the same situation.

    I shoot a lot of photos with my DSLR to use in time lapses which I then use the "Load files into stacks" script to load those I wish to animate together. Often I end up with hundreds or even thousands of photos depending on the time lapse I was doing. Because of this, I rely heavily on the ability to constantly resize the dialog box. For example: Say I have a time lapse of 1000 images. I only want to animate every 15th photo for now. I'd then play around with the icon and dialogue box size so there be 15 photos in a row. Now I'd use the ClickLock box to just drag all the way down the browser and easily select every 15th photo in the folder to stack. Yes, I could individually click every X photo but it's still a pain when dealing with a large batch of photos. Yes, I could also just do this using window explorer and dragging the selection over to a new folder. But still though, this is 2015 and I refuse to tolerate any mild inconvenience in my software!!!

    *Ahem* *Huh Sorry, got a little impassioned there. Anyways, while both of your solutions would be fine for those who have a preferred size, it would still be a pain for those who rely on the ability to constantly resize the dialog box like myself. Going off what you two suggested and fueled by spite I figured out a sort of workaround for those in my position:

    1. Open up regedit
    2. As hjschlicht suggested, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/ComDlg32/CIDSizeMRU
    3. At this point you DO NOT need to delete all the keys; since Photoshop is the one affected by the bug then that's the one we only really need to mess with. The way you can tell which one belongs to Photoshop is by looking at the data tab and it will start with the following value 50 00 68 00 6F 00 74 00 6F 00 73 00 68 00 6F 00 70 (which spells P h o t o s h o p in hexadecimal values)
    4. Delete the key
    5. As Corelogik suggested, open up a load file dialog box(don't resize just yet!) and you will notice that a new key has been created. At this point you can carefully resize the window if you have a preferred specific size like Corelogik. However, if you're like me and need the ability to constantly resize the dialog window, you can just leave it at its default size.
    6. And now for the workaround: Click on the name of the registry that holds the Photoshop key so that it is highlighted(mine was '12')
    7. Click on Edit > Permissions > Advanced
    8. Click on your account, mine was "'My account name'(", and then click edit.
    9. Under 'Basic permissions:' Uncheck 'Full Control' but leave 'Read' checked.
    10. OK > OK > OK > exit out of regedit

    Done! Now your dialog size is "locked" since your account is able to "read" the registry containing the dialog window size settings but won't save the larger window size once you exit out since it doesn't have permission to edit the registry. You still won't be able to make the dialog window any smaller if you increase its size but simply exiting out and reopening it will now restore it to the size you originally had it set when you "locked" it.

    Hope this helps out anybody else who ends up on this page using their google-fu!! Here's my latest time lapse edit of Sunday's supermoon as a thank you for hjschlicht & Corelogik's tremendous help in (sorta)solving this issue:

    Can't resize Save As window [​IMG]
    notthatjesus, Apr 21, 2021

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