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Windows 7: Which hotfix causes IE9 windows to open full page?

24 Oct 2012   #1
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Which hotfix causes IE9 windows to open full page?

One of the more annoying bugs that seemed to last forever in Windows 7 is that IE9 wouldn't be trained to open to full size by dragging it there and then clicking the middle Maximize button a few times.

It seems this was hotfixed somewhere along the line but now it's happening again on my fresh installs.

Does anyone know which Update fixed this, if any? Until then I'm again stuck with installing Autosizer app to set default size via System tray.

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25 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi Greg!

I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones, when I upgraded from IE8 to IE9 and I opened IE9 the first time, it filled my window.

Then the very next thing I did was to maximize it with the button in the upper right corner. Ever since then its opened that way and my RUN property settings on both IE9, and IE9 x64 are set to Normal. (Knock on wood)

I have gone over my Windows updates and except for cumulative security for IE I haven't found any hotfixes.

I have looked all over the internet and the consensus is that it has to be done manually, there are no updates or hotfixes to change this quirk in appearance.

Here is the best I have found and they are all variations of the same theme, and should work to force IE to memorize the size setting on all IE's from 6 to 10.

Using the re-sizer arrows.
  • Open IE
  • Forget about the Maximizer button in the upper right corner!
  • Open a link on the page/tab and re-size it.
  • Open a second page/tab from a link on that one, re-size it
  • Close the first one with the red X.
  • Close the second with the red X
  • Close IE with the red X.
  • Some suggest holding down the Ctrl button while using the red X.
  • Open IE and it should open maximized.
  • Some users report that this still doesn't work.
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Mr. Ed's Computer Help Forum FAQ's & Answers

There was one member here that claimed that if you add -run maximized to the target in IE properties it would always work.
I saw the thread the other day, but don't know where it is right now.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -run maximized"
There is a registry modification that can be made to force IE to open Full Screen, but your not looking for that.

Be forewarned, there is a different procedure opening links (urls) and shortcuts.

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