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I.E. favorites launching minimized from start menu

by Berfert / October 29, 2003 1:09 AM PST

Need help getting my web pages launch in maximize size when launch from start menu.

I minimized a web page and closed it that way. Now whenever I open a browser window from start/favorites they start minimized. How can I get them to open up maximized?

If I open the browser by clicking on the blue E then the window starts maximized. I have tried opening and closing windows with Shift key held down, no help.

Win2K, I.E. 5.5, let me know if other info is needed.

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Berfert, Does This Get It Done ??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 29, 2003 4:00 AM PST

1. Right click the IE icon by the Start button, (If you don?t have one there, click on Start-Programs, the RIGHT click on ?Internet Explorer?) choose Properties, change it from 'normal' to 'maximized' open IE. It will be maximized.

2. Now right click any link on the page, choose ?Open in New Windows?, resize that window with your left mouse button until it's the size you want it to be.

3. Now close the FIRST window you opened, leaving the resized one on the screen. Now close the resized one.

4. Open IE again, and then right click any link, choose open in new window and it will be the size you created.

Hope this helps.


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Re:Berfert, Does This Get It Done ??
by Berfert / October 29, 2003 4:26 AM PST

step 1 was already set to max but following your other steps seems to have cleared up my annoying problem.

Now If I can only remember not to close a browser window while it is in a reduced size then I'm doing something.

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(NT) Berfert, Good Job and Glad It Helped !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 29, 2003 4:55 AM PST


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Re:Berfert, Does This Get It Done ??
by SugaryLemons / October 30, 2003 11:35 AM PST

you are a genius...thank you. cause I wanted to know.

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Thank you GOD!
by lindsayalexander / December 23, 2004 11:10 AM PST

Thanks so much for posting this. It was the only thing that worked. I was getting so ticked off. It's funny how the smallest things can irritate us humans.

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(NT) (NT) Lindsay, Good Job & Glad We Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 24, 2004 5:56 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you GOD!
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