Oracle Reports Developer 10g starts, remains minimized


(Not tested on Windows XP)

We came across a small annoyance with Oracle product Reports developer 10g. We are yet to pin point the exact reasons, however, if you are experiencing the same issue which is as elaborated below:

Start Reports Developer 10g

Flash Screen appears


Then gets automatically minimized to the taskbar (Windows 7/8/8.1), and pointing the mouse shows the preview, as in below image.


However, clicking the preview window doesn’t bring up the Reports Builder 10g to maximized mode and remains unresponsive

What has changed from the last time the software was used?

We uninstalled and re-installed Weblogic Server 10.3.6 & Forms & Reports 11g R2, which has added multiple entries into the PATH environment variable. Order of path variable and pointers towards the java libraries are very sensitive for multiple Oracle products. May this could be a problem? Not sure!



Right click the Preview window


and select “Maximize”


Once maximized, exit the reports developer. Restart to confirm the builder starts in Maximized mode next time.

We hope it helps few out there :)

for Windows7bugs


16 Responses to Oracle Reports Developer 10g starts, remains minimized

  1. Zain says:

    Awesome… solution worked.. thanks

  2. Askiya says:

    Thanks.. It really helped. If you can’t maximize from the task bar. Try to maximize from the task manager.

  3. greenlines says:

    THANK YOU! I have spent weeks working around until I really needed 10g and found your suggestion! It is a charm!

    • windows7bugs says:

      Hello geenlines
      I think this situation should be mapped to what Oracle calls as “certified platforms”,well, we few are stuck with legacy development tools foe end number of years ;). Glad to hear that you were able to.


  4. Istiaque says:

    Thanks, It was a great Help!

  5. Waleed Malik says:

    Thank you very very very very very very much.

  6. Mohtashim says:


  7. Rizwan says:

    It worked for me.. Tahnks

  8. Subhashini says:


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