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#1 Hawkeye4

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:56 AM

It's fine when I load a single page (fully maximized), but when I click another page, it only loads with about 2/3 of the page (open at bottom).

I've tried clicking and dragging that portion down to the bottom, close the page by going to the red "X" at the top-right, and when I click on another link it goes back to the 2/3 of the page again (with 2 pages open). Then I either have to click on the maximize button or click and drag again to get it to the bottom.

This started when I was needed 2 windows open and I click and dragged the bottom of a page so I could copy and paste some wording from one window to the next. Ever since, can't get it back.

Thanks for any assistance! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:24 AM

Are you using Windows 7? (trust me, it's relevant)

Edited by keyboardNinja, 16 April 2010 - 01:29 AM.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:55 AM

Are you using Windows 7? (trust me, it's relevant)


Yes, sorry for forgetting that.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:17 AM

That's what I figured.

Try maximizing the window using Aero Snap (either dragging the window to the top or "Windows Logo Key + Up arrow").

I've seen this happen many times before where the window doesn't want to stay maximized. Use Aero Snap (not the Maximize button), and everything is fine again. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:55 PM

Nope, didn't work. Dragged it up and it maximized, but after closing it and clicking on another link, went back to 2/3 of the page, with the bottom open.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:10 PM

What website are you going to? Some sites resize the browser window.

You can disable websites from resizing the browser window in Firefox, but as far as I can tell, you can't disable it in IE without disabling Javascript completely.

To disable Javascript completely:

Internet Options > Security tab > Custom level > Scripting > Active Scripting > dot Disable > OK > Apply > OK

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See if disabling Javascript keeps the window from being resized.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:15 AM

What website are you going to? Some sites resize the browser window.

See if disabling Javascript keeps the window from being resized.


Was using the Aero Snap link you provided and that didn't work either. Have never had this happen and it's frustrating as Hell. Usually I would just click and drag the page down to the bottom, close it and the next time clicking on a link, it'd come back maximized.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:52 AM

Warning
We would be changing some entries in the Windows Registry, so please backup your Windows' Registry for safety. You can use ERUNT for doing this.

- Close all open windows of Internet Explorer.
- Right click on Taskbar, select Task Manager. Under Processes tab, check that there is no iexplore.exe listed. If listed then, select it and click End Process
- Open Registry Editor (Start Menu > Run, type regedit, press Enter)
- Navigate to the following section HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
- In the right side pane, you would find a value named Window_Placement. Select it by clicking on it once and press Del key to delete it.
- Restart only one window of Internet Explorer. Maximize it once and close it.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:56 AM

Sounds a bit scary to get into the registry, but found a way around it.

Just clicked and dragged the window almost down to the bottom (not totally) and it seems to be staying there.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:13 PM

Well, it's not technically maximized, but if you're happy with it, so am I. :thumbsup:
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