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Q: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size ( No Answer,   7 Comments )
Subject: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: quiteconfused-ga
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Posted: 01 Jan 2004 15:37 PST
Expires: 04 Jan 2004 20:13 PST
Question ID: 292162
When I right click on a link in IE and open in a new window, the new
window is always a small size. I find it really annoying to keep
maximizing the window. How can I make the window open up in the
default (large screen) size? I found an article through a Google
search that I thought would help me, but when I tried the shift
method, it didn't work for me.,4149,1206404,00.asp
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: robertskelton-ga on 01 Jan 2004 23:25 PST
Almost always IE will open for me at the window size of the last
window I closed, regardless of whether I held the shift key down.

One problem is that if you have just killed a pop-up ad, it can
remember the size of the ad.

Otherwise, perhaps your browser home page, or one that you visit
often, automatically resizes the window - or some plug in or browser
add-on is the culprit?
Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: quiteconfused-ga on 02 Jan 2004 00:54 PST
I can't understand that myself. I've had 3 PC's and I never had that
problem; I would experience the same situation as yourself. I just
bought this laptop a few days ago, and for some reason the $(#&#$&#
thing doesn't listen!!

There is no plug in or browser add-on (it's a brand-new computer) and
my homepage is Google.

I hope someone out there can help me because it's driving me nuts!! I
do a lot of web-based research on my laptop, and I usually have 10
windows open at all times. It's really time-consuming and annoying to
maximize every window.
Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: techtor-ga on 02 Jan 2004 05:37 PST
From my experience in the use of IE, when you maximize IE and close it
later, when you open it again, it should be maximized, since that was
the last state of its window size before closing. Let me ask, are you
clicking on a shortcut icon to IE rather than the original icon of IE
on the desktop to open the application (The original IE icon is the
one, if you right-click and open the 'properties' selection, it opens
the Internet Properties, instead of shortcut icon properties)? I
suspect you are clicking on a shortcut set to open a non-maximized
window. If so, you can change the setting of that shortcut to allow
maximized size all the time.
Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: quiteconfused-ga on 02 Jan 2004 08:33 PST
I was clicking on the original icon. Actually, when I first click it,
it opens in a normal, full-size window. It's when I open secondary
windows, such as by right-clicking on a link, that the small ones
appear. Same goes for my e-mails in Outlook Express. I resize them,
yet every time I open a new e-mail, it appears in a small window. It
only happens on this new computer.
Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: quiteconfused-ga on 02 Jan 2004 08:46 PST
Add Notepad to the list. It also keeps opening in ridiculously small windows.
Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: hon_bangalore-ga on 04 Jan 2004 06:28 PST

Let me tell you one way to overcome this issue.

1. Close all existing IE windows. Open a new IE Window, make sure it
is in maximized state and then type in your favourite URL. Let the web
page load fully.
2. Now click on the 'Restore Down' button (The one between minimize
and maximize) of the window. It restores to a size in which your new
windows open!.
3. Now resize the window buy 'pulling the window borders' and make it
to a comfortable size.
4. Now try opening the links using 'open in new window' of the right
click menu. It should open in the size you selected in the previous

It worked for me. Curious to know your experience.

Subject: Re: Controlling Internet Explorer's window size
From: quiteconfused-ga on 04 Jan 2004 19:03 PST
hon_bangalore you totally rock!! u fixed my problem in explorer and
all other programs!! thanks a lot.

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