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Windows 7: open ie8 maximized

12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
open ie8 maximized

I have read all of the possible solutions to open ie8 pages maximzed instead of just a small (about 4 lines) page. I tried them all but none of them works. I changed to ie8 properties option to "maximize" but still no maximize. Does anyone know what needs to be done to open ie8 pages maximized? I know other browers do this but I am asking about ie8.


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12 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I know what you mean. This is a shortcomming to IE. This is how I handle it. Make sure properties is set to max. When you open a window that is less than max, stretch it out so it fulls the screen. If you do get a window that forgets it will almost be like full size. Then max it. Do this every time you are in a new screen, be careful not to forget, if you click on a link and a new window opens. Do this every time. When you exit dont hit the right hand x, go to file and click exit. I think the most important step is to make sure that explorer propertis is properly set, ie the biggest, size for windows. It seems to take time, but my machine seems to always open full size now.

PS Once in a while it forgets, but basically all are full size windows.
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12 Nov 2009   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Since I dislike IE and only use it when I'm forced to, I consider this a feature.
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12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM 64bit
 
 

My IE and firefox windows always open full screen if i have closed them while they were full screen.
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13 Nov 2009   #5
INH

Windows 7
 
 

I would suggest that you use a different browser, but whatever works for you...

I use Chrome. All I have to do to get it to start maximized is to add a little "-start-maximized" switch to the end of the shortcut target path, and I'm don.
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13 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I know what you mean. This is a shortcomming to IE. This is how I handle it. Make sure properties is set to max. When you open a window that is less than max, stretch it out so it fulls the screen. If you do get a window that forgets it will almost be like full size. Then max it. Do this every time you are in a new screen, be careful not to forget, if you click on a link and a new window opens. Do this every time. When you exit dont hit the right hand x, go to file and click exit. I think the most important step is to make sure that explorer propertis is properly set, ie the biggest, size for windows. It seems to take time, but my machine seems to always open full size now.

PS Once in a while it forgets, but basically all are full size windows.
Thanks. I have tried this already and again now. Still does not work.
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14 Nov 2009   #7
INH

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried right-clicking on the shortcut for IE8 (shift-right-click if it's on your taskbar), going to the "shortcut" tab, and selecting "maximized" from the "Run" drop-down menu?

I didn't know about that feature until just now.
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02 Jan 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

to solve the problem regarding minimized window size of ie 8 in windows
7 and make it to a full window.
Open only one ie8 window
on the upper bar of the window
right click it and choose size
resize the window to its full view
then go to file menu and choose exit.
there you go
open ie 8 it will surely default in full view
---lucas3x
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14 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

INH and lucas3x.......... both your tricks works like a charm !!!

But I still had the issue of IE-8 not opening maximised when a new window is opened through a link from the original window....

This is how I solved it:

1. Manually expand i.e. drag and fit the new window

2. Close the original window (just hit the X button.... not necessary that you need to choose File > Exit)

3. Then close the new window (which was re-sized)

Thatz it !!

IE does remember the size that you choose for the original window i.e. Maximized (according to the solution provided by INH and lucas3x). It will also remember the manual re-size (any shape and size) that you did to the new window as well.
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21 May 2012   #10

windows pro 7 64
 
 
cannot open in full size

I am using windows 7 64 bit and I cannot get a shortcut on my desktop for a link to open in full size.
I tried all the thinks recommended on this site and on others but nothing seems to work.
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