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IE6 opens in a small window screen

by roger1001 / December 17, 2003 9:23 AM PST

OS is Windows 98. IE6 opens only in a very small window screen. It will expand when I click on the little square. this is a new problem. What must I do to make IE6 open full screen? Thank you

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Re:IE6 opens in a small window screen
by Tufenuf / December 17, 2003 10:42 AM PST

roger1001, Try the following method compliments of Toni Hackler.

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.

HTH
Larry

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Re:Re:IE6 opens in a small window screen
by Mark G / December 17, 2003 9:17 PM PST

and what works for me is to drag window to size that you want hold the shift button in while closeing with the X

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Re:Re:Re:IE6 opens in a small window screen
by northjack / January 8, 2004 11:08 PM PST

By the way...the trick of holding down the SHIFT key when closing a window works for (almost) all Windows programs. After resizing any window to whatever size you want close the program while holding down the SHIFT key...the next time you open the program, it will be the same size you set it for.

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Re:Re:Re:IE6 opens in a small window screen
by TrikyTrevor / July 12, 2004 7:33 AM PDT

thats really neat... Thanx

TrikyTrevor
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Re:IE6 opens in a small window screen
by cuccureddu / January 10, 2004 10:43 PM PST

This is a known bug in IE. I have been using a neat little piece of freeware called IE New Window Maximiser. It will automatically maximise every IE window, and also has popup blocking, if you need it.

Have used it for a couple of years now and it works very well.

You can find it here:

http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/

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