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Maximising Windows

by Bimsalabeem / April 23, 2004 1:41 AM PDT

This concerns secondary windows launched from within Internet Explorer 6.0. i.e. by left-clicking a link and selecting 'Open in new window'.
Can anyone tell me (definitively) how to ensure these windows open maximised? I have Explorers 'Properties' set to 'Maximise'.
I have heard numerous theories about this but NONE of them have worked!
Thanks.
I run Windows 2000

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Re:Maximizing Windows
by Reno / April 23, 2004 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Maximising Windows

Here are a couple of ways you could try.


1. Open an application (such as Explorer).
2. Maximize the window using the Maximize button in the top-right corner.
3. Hold either Shift or Ctrl on your keyboard and close the application window by pressing X or File > Close/Exit.

The other way is to:
1. Right-click the shortcut icon that you use to start the application.
2. From the pop-up menu, select Properties.
3. There will be four tabs, click the Shortcut tab.
4. Look for Run:; next to it will be a drop-down menu.
5. Select Maximized from the menu.
6. After you are done with the above, click the OK button.

Hope this helps.

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Re:Maximising Windows
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2004 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Maximising Windows

"Theory" is just about right. Microsoft didn't implement a method to do this feature in any coherent manner.

You can "train" the new size of the launched IE, but no method I've seen reliably makes the newly sub-launched IE "maximized."

Bob

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Re:Re:Maximising Windows
by Bimsalabeem / April 27, 2004 11:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Maximising Windows

Thanks to Reno for the suggestions, but I think you hit the nail on the head Bob - Reno's advice (which I had tried before) did not work this time either and the problem seems to be getting worse - no consistency at all.
That's life in Microsoft's world!
Thanks for your comments.
(anyone from Microsoft listening??)

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Re:Re:Re:Maximising Windows
by null. / April 28, 2004 3:10 AM PDT

Correct me if I am wrong
It has been my experience that there is a pattern though.
First let me say if you have one IE window open only and close it while it is maximized the next one will open max. Multiple windows gets much more complex.
This is threaded and layered, that is to say if you have two opened and open several others starting the two threads from the original two, see below

IE Window #1 --> #3
|-> #4

IE Window #2 --> #5
|-> #6

Closing window #4 has no effect on the size of any subsequent window opened in a thread continued with #3.

Likewise closing any window threaded from window #1 has no effect on the opening state of a new window in thread #2.

Confused yet, I believe you can make all open max. Open one IE window alone, let it load, maximize it then close it. doing this will cause all windows to open max unless you inadvertly close one not max. Or someone other than yourself does while logged in as you.

Don Erickson

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Doesn't work either-->Maximising Windows
by null. / April 28, 2004 3:25 AM PDT

tried it and failed
Don Erickson

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Workaround though-->Maximising Windows
by null. / April 28, 2004 3:39 AM PDT

Right click on the shortcut you use to open IE and select Properties.
Near the bottom of the Properties window you will see the window size options in the 'Run' box, select maximized. Click Apply and Ok.

For IE's second or new window, open it from within a link in the first window. Dragging the edges to get it as large as you can (no such thing as a 'maximized' new window).
Then close the original IE window and then close the second. The order of operations matters.

Don Erickson

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