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Solution: Windows Media Player 12 Resizing Issue in Windows 7 RC
For some odd reason whenever I try to play a video in Windows 7 RC, WMP would open to a very tiny window. In previous versions, it would remember the size of the last time the program was closed, but this was not working. By accident I found that resizing the window while playing an MP3 would cause it to remember the dimensions. So in summary:
  1. Open MP3 file.
  2. Resize window.
  3. Close.


it works!
thanks! it works! has been driving me nuts that problem!
11/1/2009 5:00:31 AM

Haha, man, this has been driving me insane. I'm so happy for your accidental find - and moreso that you shared it!

11/1/2009 7:06:37 PM

great find, thanks!
12/6/2009 7:46:34 AM

LOL greattt find. that has been driving me NUTS!!

thanks for sharing
1/16/2010 10:24:45 PM

G 57
please tell me we can just tell it to stay one size at all times( reg fix anyone ), mp3 video dvd pic views.. this pop pop pop resizing each time is just STUPID and gets in the way with operating pleasure. thank you
1/26/2010 4:25:27 AM

Well this fix worked for me until a minute ago it for some reason gave me the WMP setup screen again. now it's back to constantly being JUST smaller than full screen even if I try this.
2/1/2010 7:56:54 PM

I've tried your solution of resizing and then closing the window and it doesn't change anything for me. This issue is seriously driving me crazy. Does Microsoft every create any programs that aren't completely filled with errors and problems?
2/3/2010 6:22:36 AM

Thanks..U made my life easy..otherwise media player was driving me crazy...
3/3/2010 5:15:34 PM

Wow .. that actually worked!! I guess there's something abot an MP3 that triggers it to remember its dimensions. SO WEIRD .. NICE FIND !!!
8/12/2010 6:29:28 PM

Thanks heaps man ! That was driving me insane !

(I've learnt to sleep with my eyes open. God am I tired.)
7/6/2011 1:57:49 AM

Try turning off u'r screensaver in the settings on WMP

1st. Hit the ALT button
2nd. Press tools
3rd. Click on options
4th. Un-click on allow screensaver during playback

This works for me tho :) !
7/8/2011 6:02:36 AM

Thanks for the tip! This was driving me nuts!
11/28/2011 8:11:57 AM

Great catch Dude! This was pissing me off bad.
1/7/2012 7:35:13 PM

Lol this simple trick is really work.. thanks Dude..
1/13/2012 11:05:49 PM

So simple and random and yet so effective. Thanks a lot, this has been pestering me for about a year
10/23/2012 11:44:32 AM

Thank you - Works on Win8.1 too!!
4/20/2014 8:56:48 AM