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why does Matlab R2016a/b start in a full-screen window

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Rolf Lueck
Rolf Lueck on 16 Feb 2017
Commented: Aurelien Delphin on 15 May 2020
Whenever I start Matlab, 2016a/b, it always opens in a window that is the full size of my screen. It does not matter if Matlab was last "quit" in a different size of screen. The first thing that I have to do after starting Matlab is to resize my window so that I can see other items on my desktop. In previous versions of Matlab, it would open in window equal in size to the one that I used when I last "quit".


Kojiro Saito
Kojiro Saito on 17 Feb 2017
Maybe the MATLABDesktop.xml in the prefdir has an issue. In MATLAB, press command
then the prefdir path will be shown. Please navigate to the path and delete MATLABDesktop.xml file, then close and restart MATLAB again.

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Benoit Cordonnier
Benoit Cordonnier on 14 May 2020
could no minimize or resize.
It solved my issue ... +1


Aurelien Delphin
Aurelien Delphin on 15 May 2020
Same issue here, Matlab stuck in fullscreen without any option to move or reduce the window.
Deleting the MATLABDesktop.xml worked

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