Searching the Internet for 10 minutes this morning on how one would go about setting a default window size (and possibly window location) for newly created notebooks showed comments from users dating back to the Windows 95 days and covering all versions up to the latest one. There is no way to set this globally in the Option Inspector so that it takes effect all the time and one wonders why this global context is there at all in the Option Inspector. Maybe the settings in the StyleSheet used for the new notebook always take precedence, I don't know and I don't have the time to look into this. It was possible to set this in the ini file in version 7, but it doesn't work in version 8 for some reason. My question is: what is the up-to-date information on this issue ?