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I downloaded the new version of Sketchup 2016 bvut I can't use it! When the startup screen appears, it is larger than my display on the monitor. I haven't been able to make it smaller. I can't get to the buttons at the bottom of the screen. I tried to change the resolution on the video card, but no luck. The only way to get around this mess is to go to the Task Manager in Windows 7 and end the Sketchup.exe process.

Needless to say, I haven't had a chance to try out the 2016 version. It is aggravating.

Any ideas how to make the splash screen smaller.
Note: Version 15 works just fine as the did previous version.
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Here is a screen grab. I haven't been able to make it smaller. Note no access to the buttons at the bottom of the screen.
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OK, here's a complete hack if you have the free one installed. You might need to accept the free license agreement first. Start up SU. Click on "choose template", click on any template, then hit tab (which will select the "start using sketchup" button), followed by the spacebar.

What size is your display? It looks to me like the splash screen is around 1024x768. The "start using sketchup" button is just a little off the screen in the lower right hand corner of your display.

Supposedly this video tells you how to get rid of the SS for 2014 and 2015. Don't know if it works with 2016.

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I downloaded the new version of Sketchup 2016 bvut I can't use it! When the startup screen appears, it is larger than my display on the monitor. I haven't been able to make it smaller. I can't get to the buttons at the bottom of the screen. I tried to change the resolution on the video card, but no luck. The only way to get around this mess is to go to the Task Manager in Windows 7 and end the Sketchup.exe process.

Needless to say, I haven't had a chance to try out the 2016 version. It is aggravating.

Any ideas how to make the splash screen smaller.
Note: Version 15 works just fine as the did previous version.
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Whew! I will have to try it after I have had time to eat my supper! And watch the video two or three times.

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I don't know if this will work with SU 2016, but .....
Using Windows 7, I right-clicked on the frame around a running program (Windows Explorer) and got a menu with several options including "Size", which I selected. Then I was able to drag the edges of the screen around. There was also a "Move" option which allowed me to reposition the window so that it was partly off the screen (hiding some buttons), then move it back into the centre. There was also a "Close" option (shortcut Alt+F4).
As stated earlier, I don't know if it will work with SU 2016, but I would try clicking just to the right of "Welcome to Sketchup" (top left) and going from there.
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I don't know if this will work with SU 2016, but .....
Using Windows 7, I right-clicked on the frame around a running program (Windows Explorer) and got a menu with several options including "Size", which I selected. Then I was able to drag the edges of the screen around. There was also a "Move" option which allowed me to reposition the window so that it was partly off the screen (hiding some buttons), then move it back into the centre. There was also a "Close" option (shortcut Alt+F4).
As stated earlier, I don't know if it will work with SU 2016, but I would try clicking just to the right of "Welcome to Sketchup" (top left) and going from there.
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Thanks for the suggestion, David. However, nothing works. I can't move the screen up enough to get to the buttons at the bottom of the Welcome screen. The ony way around this dilemma is to press the Tab key several times and hit the spacebar, blindly trying to select the right button and them press it. That does work.

It reminds me of my old visual basi days when I would create a form that had a static size. Sometimes it looked good on one computer but terrible on another one with a different graphics setup.

I have my graphics card set to it's maximum resolution but it still doesn't help.

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Pretty screwy Mike. I think that's the update to 2016 that came out a few weeks ago. I've been running Ver 16.0.19912 (free version) without problems since Aug. Sure glad I didn't install the update when I saw it . . . just had a bad feeling that it was going to be a problem.

I just checked with my install. If I open to the splash screen, then hit enter it will launch make. No need to click a button.

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Have you tried double-clicking the blue bar at the top of the SU window to see if that reduces/enlarges/fills the screen?

OR try this:

before starting the program, right-click the program's shortcut icon on your desktop
select properties
in the "run" line, select maximized
click "OK" to close the properties window, then try running the program
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Have you tried double-clicking the blue bar at the top of the SU window to see if that reduces/enlarges/fills the screen?

OR try this:

before starting the program, right-click the program's shortcut icon on your desktop
select properties
in the "run" line, select maximized
click "OK" to close the properties window, then try running the program
Thanks Vince. Neither method worked. The buttons at the bottom of the screen are just barely too low, even if I dragged the screen up as far as the mouse will drag it. I had to go to the Windows task manager and end the process for the start up screen, then the work screen was displayed.

Thanks for helping.

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