Blender starts windowed every time?

I have an issue where every time I launch Blender it’s always windowed and I have to click the maximize button. When I close the program and launch it again it’s windowed again. I want it to start maximized. How can I fix this? I’m using Windows 7 64-bit.

One of the latest commits fixes this problem:

You can test this by downloading a recent build from and saving the default scene with the window maximized. Or you could instead just wait Blender 2.63 to be officially released.

Or you could use the -W switch in the command path to start it full screen every time. Just create an icon for Blender, right click it and select Properties and, in the Target window, place the switch at the end, like this:

“<path to your Blender executable>\blender.exe” -W

(note the space before the ‘-’)

s12a - Thanks, I’ll try some of the new builds at Graphicall.
MikeJ - I tried this and it’s not what I want exactly. This command makes Blender take up my whole screen including the taskbar.

Picky, picky, picky. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Seriously, I’m not sure full-screen mode works anymore anyway. I just downloaded 44840 and the switch no longer works! I am thinking the recent commit to provide maximized screen functionality has broken fullscreen capability. I do hope that is temporary as I hate the obnoxious blue taskbar and program bar while Blendering with my nice dark theme. :slight_smile:

I think the new build at Graphicall fixed my issue. Thanks! :slight_smile:

Good to know it worked! Keep an eye from time to time on the commit archive to find out if useful features or bugfixes get implemented in the development version of Blender :ba: