I have windows 7.The Internet explorer window when I click on the icon on the taskbar always opens maximized. In fact all the icons on the taskbar open in windows maximized.
Folders that I have on my desktop also always open in maximized windows
HOWEVER, website shortcuts that I have on my desktop, never open maximized. I have tried maximizing the window by draging the corners to maximize the window, holding the control key, and closing the window with file, then exit, does not maintain a maxmized window upon reopenng. Shift or alt key, istead of the control key doesn;t work either.