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Windows 7: Open new window in full screen?

28 Oct 2009   #11

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04

I fixed the problem. I just dumped IE and went back to FireFox. Soooo much faster too. I thought I'd give IE8. A waste as usual. I should have made FireFox my first download after Win7 install.


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16 Nov 2009   #12


I found a solution for IE Desktop shortcut not opening full screen. Contrary to other threads that said it was not possible due to changes in IE.

First: Right click on your IE icon and select properties. Where is says RUN, pick Maximised from the drop down menu. Click OK.

Second: go to the Control Panel. Select Default Programs (must not be in category view). Click on Deafult Program and then Associate a File Type or Protocol with a Specific Program. After a while, the list will pop up.

Third: Find .htm and double click on it. The default should be set to Internet Explorer. Just click OK. After the listing refreshes, do the same thing for .html

Now, double click one of your shortcuts on the desktop. IE will open full screen, and you will get a prompt saying "Internet Explorer is not currently your default browers..." Uncheck "always perform this check..." and then click NO. From now on, desktop IE shortcuts will open full screen and you wont' get a prompt.

I can't really say why this works, but it does. I've tried it on 3 different Win7 loads and had 100% results.
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