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Introducing: Open Ai Files Maximized Script

Mar 15, 2013 9:46 PM

Tags: #script #maximized #double_click

there has been some talk lately about the Illustrator window not being Maximized when opening Ai files via double-clicking...I don't think this happens on macs though, but if it does, hope this fixes it too.


this script attempts to workaround the problem by resizing the window to a "maximum"









please MAXIMIZE the window manually before running the script.


be will take a couple of seconds to close and re open the application



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    Mar 16, 2013 2:46 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Thanks Carlos, I ran the script with window maximised, and AI restarted, but after that nothing appears to be changed. Opening a file by double-clicking still un-maximises the window.

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    Mar 16, 2013 4:12 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Ok, that doesn't seem to hellp though. AI closes and restarts OK, but after that nothing seems to be changed, double-clicking to open a new document still un-maximises it. Just to make sure I have done it correctly: I open a document in AI, Maximise the AI window, then run the scrip. A dialog shows saying it will restart AI, I click OK and AI restarts maximised. Then I open a new document by double-clicking it and the AI window un-maximises. By running the script once, is that supposed to do something that makes the AI window open maximised every time after that?

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    Mar 16, 2013 5:20 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Same specs, but running CS6. That's probably the issue.

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    Aug 7, 2013 8:33 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Have you had any luck fixing this bug since? I have CS6 and am still having this issue and its VERY aggravating.

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    Aug 30, 2013 8:54 AM   in reply to CSC_Ali

    Check out this post.  I was having the same issue and this helped me:

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