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Windows 7: open favorites

03 Jun 2011   #1
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
open favorites

when i click start and then look at my favorites list when i click on one it opens but is a small box on the screen, i then have to press the maximum button at the top right. how do i get them all to open to maximum size.
i am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit


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03 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
LoL a problem as old as windows Try this
When it happens the next time, strech the window out to full size.
The next time you start the browser they should all open that size, not technically full size but it should look like it.
Does not work or not satisfied.
Try to open the window to max size, when you close do not close in the normal fashion. Go to file and hit exit. Try this a dozen times or so, Windows should eventually remember.
You can then try these suggestions.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Very true, sometimes IE opens to a postage stamp size

Another thing to try, which may work or not, Start button/All Programs/Internet Explorer, right click and select Properties. Down in the Run section, select Maximized, apply, OK and try again.
IE has always been pesky about opening to whatever size it wants.

One more "trick". When it opens to the wrong size, hold the Shift key while clicking the Maximize button, sometimes that works too.
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04 Jun 2011   #4
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

tried all suggestions still no joy
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04 Jun 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It may be a bit inconvenient, but try opening IE from the taskbar icon, then going to the favorites and open your site from there.
You can right click an empty spot on the taskbar/Tool Bars/select Links. Then you can click on the double arrow to open links you have in the IE Favorites Bar (top of IE window) and go to those with a single click.
Other than these ideas I have nothing else.
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04 Jun 2011   #6
McP2143

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I had problem after problem with iexplore. I switched to chrome works great for me! I hear firefox is a good alternative too. Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in. Good Luck zebdog
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05 Jun 2011   #7
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

now fixed using windows manager
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05 Jun 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear you've fixed it zebdog! Please post how/what you did for others to see, this has been an ongoing issue with IE.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

found a free program called autosizer on the microsoft website.
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