Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Always Open Emails in Maximized Windows Try this helpful trick if you're tired of squinting to see your email? by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on April 25, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email If you want to optimize the use of your monitor while reading email messages, you can maximize the message window. If you don't want to have to do so with each message you open, use this trick to make it happen automatically each time. The trick is based on how Microsoft Windows saves and reuses window size information. The following instructions explain how you can resize the default window size so message windows open at the size you prefer. These instructions apply to the Microsoft Windows operating system. Open Email Messages in Maximized Windows Open any email message by double-clicking or double-tapping it. Make sure the window isn't already maximized. If it is, in the top-right part of the window, select the Restore Down icon (next to the X) to minimize the window. Move the window to the top left corner of the screen, as far to the corner as you can get it. From the bottom right side of the window, drag the corner to the bottom right corner of your screen. You're essentially manually maximizing the window without actually making it fit the screen perfectly. Close the email window and reopen the same one or a different email. The email should open in this semi-maximized state each time.