Lately having issues with windows resizing to full screen, or reverting back to opening only in the upper left regardless of where they were when I closed them.

For the last couple of weeks (right around the last update), I have noticed that about 1 out of 3 times, when I open the sales receipt, it goes full screen on me. I have to resize it down to a normal size, and create, save, print and close. Sometimes it will stay there (like normal) for 2 or 3 more times, and then it opens back up full screen. Another issue, maybe related, is that it seems that a lot more windows, now open up in the top left of the screen. Whether it's an "are you sure" type of pop-up, or creating a new inventory item, or just running a report. It's like the new default is the upper left corner. It does not seem to matter that I move it to the center and resize it....a few windows later, and it will be opening in the upper left - like that's a new anchor point.  Anyone have any suggestions ?


Hi there, pcheiden.

I'll help you change the properties of your QuickBooks Desktop in order to fix issues with the windows resizing. Here's how to open QuickBooks maximized:

  1. Right-click the desktop icon.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. In the Shortcut tab, select Maximize from the Run drop-down.
  4. Choose Apply then OK.

That should do it. If you have any other questions about QuickBooks Desktop, just let me know. Wishing you continued success. 

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