IE shortcuts opening in Restore Down size

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Panic, Aug 30, 2011.

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    Panic Guest

    For some reason IE shortcuts on my desktop are opening in Restore Down size.
    I would like them to open in Maximize size. They used to open full size and
    I can't seem to find a way to put them all back that way. Any ideas?
    It's no biggee. Now when I click on an IE shortcut it opens in small size
    and I only need to click on the maximize icon on the upper right corner
    but.... I'd rather not have to do that each time.
     
    Panic, Aug 30, 2011
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    Panic Guest

    Whoops. I'm using Win 7 and IE 9.

    "Panic" wrote in message
    For some reason IE shortcuts on my desktop are opening in Restore Down size.
    I would like them to open in Maximize size. They used to open full size and
    I can't seem to find a way to put them all back that way. Any ideas?
    It's no biggee. Now when I click on an IE shortcut it opens in small size
    and I only need to click on the maximize icon on the upper right corner
    but.... I'd rather not have to do that each time.
     
    Panic, Aug 30, 2011
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    Tony Vella Guest

    Hi. I am using Vista and IE9.

    Something similar happened to me some time ago - my IE suddenly started
    opening links in normal or smaller. Here's what I was told to do: the next
    time you open a link and it opens small, stretch IE by hand [mouse] to fill
    the entire screen ....

    !!! do not use the upper-right square icon to maximize !!!

    Then close IE by going to "file > exit".

    !!! do not use the top-right x button to close, actually use "file > exit
    !!!

    Since then my IE has been opening links full size. Hope it works for you.
     
    Tony Vella, Aug 31, 2011
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    Panic Guest

    Thanks, Tony. But links in emails have been opening full screen all the
    time. If I open IE directly it opens full screen. But if I copy a URL
    from IE, then right click on my desktop and choose New...Shortcut... I paste
    the URL in the Location box and name it. When I later double click it to
    open it, it opens IE in a small screen. The same thing happens if I copy
    URL, right click in any folder, choose New...Shortcut and paste the URL
    there. I'd like IE shortcuts to open full screen. They used to.

    "Tony Vella" wrote in message
    Hi. I am using Vista and IE9.

    Something similar happened to me some time ago - my IE suddenly started
    opening links in normal or smaller. Here's what I was told to do: the next
    time you open a link and it opens small, stretch IE by hand [mouse] to fill
    the entire screen ....

    !!! do not use the upper-right square icon to maximize !!!

    Then close IE by going to "file > exit".

    !!! do not use the top-right x button to close, actually use "file > exit
    !!!

    Since then my IE has been opening links full size. Hope it works for you.
     
    Panic, Aug 31, 2011
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    Try this, starting with one of the desktop shortcuts...
    Open a webpage. Stretch it out to fullsize. Don't use maximize.
    Choose any link on that webpage and right-click> open in a new window.
    Stretch that second window out to the desired size- don't use maximize.
    Close the first IE window. Then close that second resized window.

    Plan B... Find iexplore.exe in Program Files\Internet Explorer. Right-click
    iexplore.exe, drag it to the desktop and choose Create Shortcut.
    Right-click that shortcut> Properties> Shortcut tab> Target, modify the
    Target
    to include the URL.
    Example:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"
    becomes
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.yahoo.com
    Note a space between " and w
    To choose window size, right-click that shortcut> Properties> Shortcut tab>
    "Run" field, choose maximized.

    Plan C... To always get a true maximized window, try this free program;
    AutoSizer 1.4- http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/

    Don

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    Don Varnau, Sep 3, 2011
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    Panic Guest

    Excellent. Works perfectly. I found the same information on the Internet
    Explorer Forum (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum)
    Thank you, Don. Plan A was best for me since I have LOTS of URL shortcuts
    and would have to modify each one using plan B.

    "Don Varnau" wrote in message
    Hi,
    Try this, starting with one of the desktop shortcuts...
    Open a webpage. Stretch it out to fullsize. Don't use maximize.
    Choose any link on that webpage and right-click> open in a new window.
    Stretch that second window out to the desired size- don't use maximize.
    Close the first IE window. Then close that second resized window.

    Plan B... Find iexplore.exe in Program Files\Internet Explorer. Right-click
    iexplore.exe, drag it to the desktop and choose Create Shortcut.
    Right-click that shortcut> Properties> Shortcut tab> Target, modify the
    Target
    to include the URL.
    Example:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"
    becomes
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.yahoo.com
    Note a space between " and w
    To choose window size, right-click that shortcut> Properties> Shortcut tab>
    "Run" field, choose maximized.

    Plan C... To always get a true maximized window, try this free program;
    AutoSizer 1.4- http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/

    Don

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    Panic, Sep 3, 2011
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    Don Varnau Guest

    YW. Thanks for the feedback.

    Don
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    Don Varnau, Sep 5, 2011
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