Lightroom Classic: Different viewing sizes of exported photos when using consistent settings. Why?

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I have an iMAC 5K, late 2015 desktop. When I export photo images from LR CC to my desktop I always use the same settings when exporting jpeg. The only thing that changes is the name of the file and sometimes the watermark I choose to use. My question is...Why would some of my exported images open full screen when I double click on them (from my desktop) and others only open about a third of full screen size (without making any changes in the export settings)? I'm trying to send some images to a potential client and I want them consistent when they are opened. Right now they are opening small or full screen.
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Jean-Jacques FABIEN

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Because you have cropped some photos when editing. Photos which have been cropped will show in a smaller window.
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Tanya Metaksa

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How would you fix this problem so all pictures opened to the same configuration?

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What size in pixels are the original files and what is the client screen size you want to target? You need to make sure none of the original files being sent have a W or H dimension that is smaller than the target client screen size. If any are smaller then you will need to use the smallest file's dimensions for the target screen W and H pixel size. Once you know this use 'Resize to Fit' with Width & Height' and Output Sharpening > Screen Standard. An sRGB JPEG Quality setting of 80 is good and helps to keep file size smaller.

If unsure how to do this please provide the Width and Height pixel dimensions of the smallest landscape and portrait image file to be sent and the client screen size.