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Author Topic: DONE: Maximize Button Remover  (Read 2849 times)

TaoPhoenix

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DONE: Maximize Button Remover
« on: December 15, 2011, 04:18:33 AM »

I run almost all of my windows in some fragment of the total screen. Then I minimize them. And restore them. And close them.

So somehow it slowly is gnawing at me that when I reach to either minimize or close a window ... the third button... maximizes it!

Not least, if you're trying to discreetly minimize that spicy item... look! It's now as large as your monitor will let it!

It's probably a good idea to make the resulting gap a dead area, rather than smush the remaining two buttons together, because that would lead to more accidental closes.

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 05:55:15 PM »
Give this a try:  MaxButtonDisabler

Run it and you should see an icon in the tray.  Any subsequently created windows should have their maximise button disabled.  I couldn't figure out a way to remove it entirely but this ought to work for your needs.   If you exit the app, it should enable the buttons on all windows.

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 06:02:11 PM »
Download TopMost Toggle from this page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

Alt Right Mouse Click on active window toggles Maximize Box.  Double click on Tray Icon for About Box to display hotkeys.

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 06:03:56 PM »
That's pretty close!

"Minimize, OH MY GAWD LET'S SHOW THE BOSS THOSE KNOCKERS!!!"

Let's not!

Skwire Wins Again!

Edit:

Heh so both suggestion work!

Thanks gang!

I'll call this Solved for now!

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:30:00 AM »

Small Update:

The utility seems a bit "brittle" (at least on my Win 7 machine.) When it is active, Windows starts doing odd things like not letting the entire window be moved, etc. Do you get any of those problems?

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 12:44:08 PM »
I still run XP.

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
I'll try to do a test case on both systems to see if I can get more info. On my Win 7 machine I'd call it severity 4 out of 10, it's a bit slippery to nail down, but it happens repeatedly.

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Re: IDEA: Maximize Button Remover
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 01:34:43 PM »
Anytime you're messing around with window buttons and system menus, you're bound to come against stuff like this.