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help I have questions!!!

I am new to computers i have a compaq windows me. when I open a new page the size of the window is long but not full how do i keep this from happening, in other words how do i always get a full window to open? Can I program one of the function keys as a short cut to a web site or my home page?

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Just to get started

With your desktop shortcuts, you can do a right click, go to Properties and find an option as to how to open the program. If you select "maximized" it should open as you wish. For your browser to open to a desired page, there is a configuration setting within these that allows which site to open first. After this, you build your bookmarks to list your favorite sites. Hope that helps some but post back more questions if you wish. Welcome to the wacky world of computers!

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function key as a short cut to a web site

Here is one way, of many, to get a shortcut key to go to a website. This will work with IE, if you use another browser, it may not.

First, using your browser, go to the website you want.

2nd, notice in the Address field you will see a small icon just to the left of the website address.

3rd, click on that small icon (don't let go) and drag it to an open spot on your desktop (now let go).

4th, with that shortcut you just put on your desktop, right-click over the icon and select "Properties"

Last on the "Web Document" tab of that properties, in the "Shortcut Key" field just click a letter that you want associated with it (if you click W, you will automatically see "Ctrl + Alt +" added to it) (Extra note, you only need to hold down other keys, like Shift, if you want other than just "Ctrl + Alt").

Click on the [OK] button.
That's it. Now just press Ctrl+Alt+<yourkey> and you will see a browser open to that website.

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Easy windows

Right click the IE icon next to the start button, choose Properties, and use the drop down arrow to change it from 'normal' to 'maximized' (TIP: this works for ALL shortcut icons, not just this one....and most everything in the Start\Programs list is a shortcut to the actual program so you can do this also from that menu list)

Open IE now and right click any link on any website page....choose OPEN IN NEW WINDOW. After it comes up, you use your left mouse button in the corners by pressing down on the button when it turns to a double headed arrow and drag it to be the size you want the window to be. Once you have it the way you want, close the FIRST window you opened....and then close the NEW one you just resized.

From now on all windows you open in a new window will stay that size.


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