IE starts in Full-Screen mode... Stop It!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Harry U, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Harry U

    Harry U Guest

    I'm having a problem with IE. It started a few weeks ago with my version of
    IE 6 and now I've upgraded to IE 7 and it's doing the same thing. When I
    start IE from any place (Start menu, QuickStart toolbar, or desktop icon) it
    starts up in FullScreen mode. When I hit F11 it goes back fine to a normal
    window, but I want it only in a normal window. I don't want fullscreen mode
    and I can't figure how to shut it off.

    I checked the shortcut properties, there are no modifiers after the startup
    string. It makes no difference if I select Normal, Maximized, or Minimized in
    the shortcut properties it always opens the same.

    Help me make it stop!!!

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
    Harry U, Oct 21, 2006
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  2. This may help.

    Run regedit and remove these registry key values which are most likely
    corrupted:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\window_placement

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Desktop\OldWorkAreas\OldWorkAreaRects

    --

    Sandi Hardmeier
    Microsoft MVP since 1999
    http://www.ie-vista.com
    Blog:
    http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    Internet Explorer Community
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.

    Then reboot.
     
    Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Oct 21, 2006
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  3. Harry U

    Harry U Guest

    Thanks, but it didn't work. I deleted both of those entries, rebooted the
    computer, and it still does the same thing.

    Any other ideas? I appreciate the suggestions.
     
    Harry U, Oct 21, 2006
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  4. Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Oct 21, 2006
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  5. Harry U

    Harry U Guest

    Thanks again... but I figured out the problem on my own... my fault. I have
    a little utility installed called IE Maximizer that opens pop up windows to a
    maximized screen, but there's an option in there to open IE in Full Screen
    Mode. It accidently got turned on a while back... I just figured it out and
    turned it off... problem gone.

    Sorry. I do appreciate the effort though.
     
    Harry U, Oct 21, 2006
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  6. Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Oct 21, 2006
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