How do I get windows pages to open full

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  1. Bill Kane

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    See Fix Found in last post
    Today, web pages started loading 2/3 size and I have to click Maximize or F11 manually. How do I set for opening at least mostly max, the way it was before? My OS is Win98SE, browser IE 5.5.
     
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    I remember reading a topic about this a while back. From what I recall, as far as opening new windows through clicking links on a webpage, IE will open to the size of the last window you closed (as long as it wasn't completely maximized). So basically, resize your next IE window to as big as you want it, close it, and all new links should open to that size. I don't know if this holds true for opening an IE window by launching the browser from a shortcut or from your Start menu, but it might.
     
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    tks, massod, but it doesnt seem to lock-in for repeated call-up.

    I still get a truncated screen from Start-Favorites AND from desktop icons.

    I have a "Dummies" type guidebook, but cant find my problem, at least yet...

    It's just an extra click to full screen now, but arrggg!
     
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    I guess the article I read just referred to IE 6 then (or maybe just WinXP).
     
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    The only way I've gotten around this is by extending all sides of the window to fill the entire screen. Any time I click on a hyperlink it opens a new window that is almost maximized. This worked for me on Windows ME and XP. Hope this helps you out.
     
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    Set the size you want, hold down CTRL and click on close. This will last until an IE window is spawned from an existing one, either automatically by the page or by File>New>Window
     
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    Slightly different, but if you ever need to reset your IE window size or placement, do this:

    Close all instances of IE.

    Delete this registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER

    + Software

    + + Microsoft

    + + + Internet Explorer

    + + + + Main

    + + + + + Window_Placement

    Reopen IE.
     
  8. Bill Kane

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    rob, I tried yr method (most user friendly) but no luck.

    greg, dele Registry stuff is scary to me; I'd have to see if it also cud be reentered!

    Anyway, I'm gonna upgrade from IE 5.5 to 6 because of a persistent printer error...and we'll see what results.

    LATER: OK! got my printer working again for web-based stuff using IE6.

    BUT most favorites and my HTF desktop icon still open in a SQUARE format, cutting out much of the window display.

    Oddly, when I open Internet Explorer on the desktop, I get full screen.

    any more suggestions? thx
     
  9. Bill Kane

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    FIX FOUND.

    Massod and James were closet -- it's a Window thing.

    I took the first page that came up truncated (only 2/3 screen) and extended the sides with the cursor/arrows (do not MAXIMIZE) to fill the screen. After closing, Windows remembers and all other pages come up full. whew...
     

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