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Windows 7: IE Only Opens In Small Window?

19 Jul 2011   #11
t-4-2

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adding to my above reply.....

In case you wonder what this means .....
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

It means .....
After you typed regedit in search box and pressed Enter, you will be in Registry Editor window.
Left column > There is an arrow head in front of HKEY_CURRENT_USER, click it ( it is termed ' expand ' ) So far understood ? OK, here goes ...

expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
expand Software
expand Microsoft
expand Internet Explorer
click Main
Now, look at the main box at the right > RIGHT click at FullScreen
click Modify > change no to Yes > click OK when done.


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20 Jul 2011   #12
marsmimar

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Just one more thing to check. Click the Start orb > All Programs > right click the IE icon > Properties. A dialog box will open. Then click Shortcut tab > make sure Run = Maximized


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20 Jul 2011   #13
Imperfect1

 
 

Permanently customizing one's IE page size is a common problem, with a multitude of different possible solutions. Here's a plethora of additional solutions. See if any of them work for you:

TO PERMANENTLY 'MAXIMIZE' IE PAGE SIZE

1. Right-click the Desktop IE icon or IE in the Start Menu, and click on Properties at bottom of the menu. In the Properties window select the Shortcut tab. Open the ‘Run’ drop-down menu and select: Maximized. Hit: Apply, OK

2. Maximize the IE page with the Maximize '1' icon, then hold Shift and close with the X. Next time it opens it should be maximized.

3. Maximize your IE window size by dragging each of the four edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then hold down the Alt key and press the "X" close button. Next time you open that link it should open in the maximized size, the way it was when you closed it!

4. Maximize your IE window size by dragging each of the four edges of the window all the way out to the edges of the screen. Then, while holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close it by clicking File, Close. You might have to do it a few times to make it learn. If this doesn't work, try again, but this time, still holding the Ctrl + Shift keys, close they maximized window using the X icon.

TO 'CUSTOMIZE' IE PAGE SIZE

1. When IE opens smaller than you wish, IE can be resized with the RE-SIZER icon to permanently enlarge the screen. (The Re-sizer icon is the ‘multiple dots’ icon at the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

2. Open IE and open an additional (2nd) IE window which will also be small. Put your cursor on the upper-left corner of the 2nd window, until the left-top corner is aligned with the top-left corner of your screen. In the right-bottom corner of the 2nd IE window, drag the RE-SIZER down diagonally until it rests at the top of the Status Bar and at the bottom-right-hand corner of your screen. Close the 1st window and then close the 2nd window. IE will now remember your position and size on the next opening. If that doesn't work, repeat the above, but when closing both windows, hold Ctrl and Shift keys while clicking the X.

3. Open Internet Explorer. Stretch the window with your cursor until you have it the size you want. (Do NOT use the Maximize button at the top-right ).
Press the Ctrl key and HOLD, and while still holding, click File then click Exit (Do NOT use the red Exit 'X' button at the top-right. ) Re-open Internet Explorer. It should open exactly the same size as it was last closed. Note : if that does not work for you, substitute Ctrl key with Shift key.

See also: How To Open A Program In Minimized, Maximized or Normal Window
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21 Jul 2011   #14
A Guy

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See if this thread helps:

Windows open small in IE

A Guy
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21 Aug 2013   #15
T427NAN

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ie opens in small window

ie9 opens in small window. just open your normal home page resize window to the size you want resave this as your home page. all other shortcuts should open at this size too. worked for me.
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21 Aug 2013   #16
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums T427NAN. Thanks for the addition. A Guy
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16 Sep 2016   #17
tburick

64 Bit Windows 10
 
 

This also works with IE 11
My problem was when I hit the minimize button it would be a very tiny window... barely visible.
Maximize would fit the whole screen.

By closing ALL tabs and instances of IE
Then Opening Internet Explorer
Then Use the cursor and drag the window to full size. Do NOT use the maximize button.
4. FILE --> Exit. Do NOT use the red X button to exit.
5. Re-open IE11.

When I used the Maximize, and Restore Down, it saved it.
Thanks to whomever first posted this solution... 5 years later, still relevant.

Tom B
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