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Windows 7: IE8 Window Size

26 Jan 2011   #1

IE8 Window Size

Here we go again.... Sorry to introduce this old chestnut but everywhere I search all input is like 500 days ago. And still no use to me.

I have a couple of IE8 shortcuts on my taskbar for often used websites. Clicking either of them launches IE8 in a tiny, useless window which I have to manually resize using the arrows.

The problem is IE8 does not remember the last size and just keeps on opening very small. I can't get it to open any larger or full screen. I have tried all the tricks with Ctrl, Alt and the mouse wheel.

I hope by now an answer is out there.

Can anybody help?

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26 Jan 2011   #2

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If you right click the short cut it should give you an option to change the window size under 'Run'

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26 Jan 2011   #3


Have you tried this method?

Open a webpage with links on it. Drag the corners until the page is maximized. (Don't use the maximize in upper right corner).
Choose a link on that webpage you opened, and right-click that link, and choose: Open in a new window.
Drag the corners on that 2nd window until the page is maximized. (Don't use the Maximize Icon in upper-right corner).
Close the 1st window using the X in upper-right corner. Now close the 2nd window.
If that doesn't work, repeat the above, but instead, when closing both windows, hold Ctrl and Shift keys while clicking the X.
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26 Jan 2011   #4


Thank you, Imperfect1. That worked first time. It strikes me as amazing that Microsoft, being fully aware of this glitch - which has been around for years - has still done nothing about it. Nice to know we can get people like you to help.

BTW thanks, Anthony, but Properties only give me the shortcut info (attached).

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26 Jan 2011   #5


You're welcome. My pleasure. :)
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