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rfhar
The World Sport, Played In Every Country
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[IE] IE9 short cuts on desktop now open site in small window.

In the process of fixing a problem with my favorites one of the steps taken set the shortcut on my desktop to open in a small window instead of being maximized as they have been since I bought this computer when Win7 came out.

Any ideas on how to change this?

SipSizzurp
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Re: [IE] IE9 short cuts on desktop now open site in small window

It is a bug in Windows that crops up when you start using shortcuts. You can poke your eyes out fixing it with registry keys and configs but nothing really fixes it or fixes it for very long.

Install this program and forget the problem.
»www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/Default.aspx


plencnerb
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One thing you can try (if you have not already) is when you click on a link, and IE opens in a small window, maximize the window, and then close IE.

That may help solve the problem. Again, as SipSizzurp See Profile has said, it is a bug, and it can be a pain to try to fix. My uncle had the same problem, and we just got lucky with doing the whole maximize thing. In his case, he was running Windows XP.

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Dude111
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Yes that is correct.. (It remembers the size it was WHEN YOU CLOSE IT)


deke40
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Re: [IE] IE9 short cuts on desktop now open site in small window

Here is the one I have found to do the best job. Mine will still occasionally mess up.

Follow the instructions below exactly and your problem should be solved.
Right click the shortcut icon for IE next to the Start button, choose Properties, change it from 'normal' to 'maximized'. Now open it.
Now right click any link on the page, choose Open In New Window....don't maximize it....instead, use the mouse to resize it to what you want it to be.
Now close the FIRST window you opened, and then close the new one you just resized.
Reopen IE from the shortcut icon again, and all windows from now on will be the size you chose and created.

Note: If you don't have an IE icon next to the Start button (Quick Launch area) use the shortcut in your Start/Programs/Internet Explorer and follow the instructions above.

I used this just the other day on my daughter's Windows 8 so as far as I know it will work on anything from 98SE to W8.


plencnerb
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I recall seeing those set of instructions before, and I think that is what we did to get my uncle's issues resolved on Windows XP. Again, we tried many different things, and that might have been one of them.

You may have to do it a few times, as this is a bug. But, keep trying and it should take eventually.

--Brian


deke40
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The only thing wrong with the program SS suggested, if I am reading it right, is it will go to full screen mode and not just maximized which takes away your tool bars and such.


rfhar
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Thanks guys. Please have patience with me on this as yesterday and today I have had lots of other problems around here come up and it will be awhile before I get to the computer to try the suggestions.

SipSizzurp
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said by deke40:

The only thing wrong with the program SS suggested, if I am reading it right, is it will go to full screen mode and not just maximized which takes away your tool bars and such.

You must have accidentally ticked the box that says "Maximize all new IE windows to full screen mode".


deke40
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reply to rfhar
I didn't download it, was just looking at the screen shots.

My bad if wrong.

SipSizzurp
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said by deke40:

My bad if wrong.

If ?


Dustyn
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What I would like is a registry setting or some kind of application that KEEPS my new IE window sizes at the dimensions I specify along with it's placement on the screen. It holds most of the time after resizing and closing the first window, but it's annoying when it loses those settings. I've seen nothing out there that LOCKS your chosen IE window position.
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rfhar
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I was busy yesterday, I burned a quarter tank of gas plus helping my son-law getting their desktop working last night but installed SipSizzurp's program. before I went to bed.

This morning I did what Deke40 said to do and it worked!
Marvelous!

By the way, what I am thinking what messed things up was a step in the Internet Options, advanced tab to "reset Internet Explorer to their default condition."

Many thanks to all.
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