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Maximizing a "new window"


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#1 chasb35

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 07:25 PM

When I right click on a link and select "open a new window", the new window opens half screen or minimized. I know there is a way to get the new window to open "Maximized" but having a senior moment and cannot remember how.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:34 PM

Manually resize the window to the way that you want then hold Shift on your keyboard while you minimize or close the application. It will tell Windows to remember the size and location of what you want.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:43 PM

I tried this several times and it does not work for me (Windows XP). Any other suggestions?

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:53 PM

You can double click the title bar for it to automatically maximize. Double click it again to go back the way it was before.

Edited: Are there some applications that has the maximize button grayed out?

Edited by JEservices, 24 November 2004 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:51 PM

My maximize button works just fine. But when I right click a link and choose "open a new window", the new window is always minimized and I want it to open maximized so I don't have to click anything.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:36 PM

Try this. Open the new window then drag the edges to the edge of your screen. Then close the first window you had open, close the window you've just maximised then start over. Next time you open a link window it should be full screen (I think :thumbsup: )
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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:51 AM

Open a new window from a favorite, close the original window, and manually expand the new window until it fills the whole screen, do not use the maximize button. Move your mouse to the side of the IE box until a two pointed arrow appears and drag and move the box until it fills your whole desktop. Then go to the file menu in the upper left-hand corner of IE, go to the bottom of the menu and choose close. That should allow any other links or favorites to open in the new size window. Again, this will not work if you use the maximize button to expand the window.

Edited by Ronbo, 25 November 2004 - 03:52 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:32 AM

Hooray Ronbo - your instructions worked. Thanks a lot.

Nirvana, your idea did not work for me. But thanks anyway.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:28 PM

Good call Ronbo :thumbsup:
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