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Old 02-19-05, 03:37 PM
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how to make IE open new windows maximized?

hi! When I click on a link to open a new window (in this forum, for example), IE opens it in a small window. What can I do to make all IE windows open maximized?

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You can't, by default size without a 3rd party program or manually sizing it.

IE Maximizer (freeware0
http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/index.htm

If you don't want to install a program. Try this:

In the new window, go to one of the corners of the Window and with your left mouse button, drag to the desired size. When finished, hold down the CTRL key and left click with the mouse the "X" in the upper right to close IE. This will make it remember the window size.

Reopen IE, Test
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dragging the windows to a larger size seems to work, but the windows still arent maximized, just bigger. is this impossible, and if so, how lame IE!
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Originally Posted by BobDole42
dragging the windows to a larger size seems to work, but the windows still arent maximized, just bigger. is this impossible, and if so, how lame IE!
I never could get the new windows fully maximized (filling the entire screen), I could only drag 2 corners soo far and would have about 1/4" unfilled window on all sides.

You can only maximize the 1st Window(the IE Icon shortcut), not subsequent windows...Maybe this will be addressed in IE 7.0
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Or you could use a tabbed browser.
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Try this;
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/ietips.htm#Size

You can view the contents of the reg file by right click and open with Notepad

Always backup the registry (key) prior to making changes
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your registry needs to be edited.
first close all internet explorer windows.
Start the Registry Editor (start button: run: type 'regedit' : ok)
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main
Delete the value Window_Placement
Exit the Registry Editor

issue fixed! if it happens again, you probably have spyware installed thats resizing the windows.
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I use IEMaximizer and it's great.

I use IE++ at home. Thats not bad either.
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This used to come up every couple of months and I used to always answer it as follows.

Open IE, leave it as a sizable window, do not maximize it. Drag all sides to the extreme of the monitor. Open a new window from within that IE session. Do the same dragging to the extremes. Close both windows. That's it.

It is always within a couple pixels of fully maximized on any machine I've done this on.

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