Claudia, Here's a solution which should work (compliments of Toni Hackler).
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.
You know how when you first open a web page the window opens to a small window and then you have to click on the middle thing next to the X with the squares to maximize the window?
Well I do web design and so all day I am having to open and close windows and I wish so much it would just automatically open up with the full maximized window. I use Windows XP.
Can anybody help with this please?