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Windows 7: Window opens smaller


10 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Window opens smaller

When I click on a link in a web page, the link opens minimized. How can I have it open as a full screen.

thanks
sharkman


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10 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

This is a problem with windows as old as the hills. A few tricks to help are:
Before you make it full size by clicking on the box upper right. Pull the page make if look full size.
Never close a page unless it is full size. Click the upper right, middle box to make full size.
Do not close by clicking on the red x upper right. Close by going to file and then exit.
Go to search type explorer and then right clikc on Internet Explorer. Then properties and then shortcut and then run full size.

It take the system time to implement these changes, but the page will begin to open full size eventually.
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10 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

close but no cigar.. After following your instructions (thanks btw) the window opens to half screen..Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

sharkman
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10 Jun 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

HI
As I said in the previous post it is a difficult problem to solve, its a bug in Windows.
After time it will remember and work
But after more time it will forget.

This software is suggested, but I do not use it. Im happy with the ocassional wrong size window.

Its up to you if you want to use it, Make a system restore point first if you do
Automatically Resize Your Programs - AutoSizer
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11 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
When I click on a link in a web page, the link opens minimized. How can I have it open as a full screen.
I have not seen the "open minimized" problem for ordinary web-page links. "Open minimized" is one of the standard shortcut (.lnk) options. If that's what you happen be using for some page, then right-click the shortcut, choose properties, and use the "shortcut" properties tab to choose the default window size (min, max, or normal).

If on the other hand, you're having a problem where a web link (.url) is opening to a smaller than maximized size, here is the procedure I use:

Drag the window so that it fills the screen so that the middle box makes no difference (i.e. maximized either way). Make sure you've chosen the option to view the "menu bar" and on that bar choose file/exit while holding down the shift key.
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11 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

I figured it out. It seems that IE8 treats those other pages as popups. I went to IE8's tools, internet options, Settings for Chage how web pages are displayed in tabs and checked "always open pupups in a new tab".. That did it..

sharkman
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