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Windows 7: Getting a shortcut to IE to open fullscreen?

17 Jan 2011   #11
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sik00 View Post
If you are comfortable editing your registry, you may want to navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and find the FullScreen entry. It should be "no", you can switch it to "yes".
That didn't work. Any other ideas?


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18 Jan 2011   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this. Open the 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 second window until the page is maximized (don't use the maximize in upper right corner).

Close the first window using the X in upper right corner. Now close the second window.

See if that doesn't work. If not, repeat the above, but when closing both windows, hold Ctrl and Shift keys while clicking the X. A Guy
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18 Jan 2011   #13
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
Mine doesnt look like that....

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Oh, that is because you are running the properties from a shortcut that has the association to Internet Explorer.. If you were to find the Shortcut that pointed to the IE.exe file.. than it would show as normal.
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18 Jan 2011   #14
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Try this. Open the 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 second window until the page is maximized (don't use the maximize in upper right corner).

Close the first window using the X in upper right corner. Now close the second window.

See if that doesn't work. If not, repeat the above, but when closing both windows, hold Ctrl and Shift keys while clicking the X. A Guy
neither of those worked. This is odd. Is there a different way to make a shortuct to this site I could use?

https://mymiami.muohio.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp
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18 Jan 2011   #15
Sik00

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can create a shortcut to IE on your desktop. Right click that shortcut, hit properties, and in the target line, you'll see something along the lines of

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

You can add a URL after this target entry to open that shortcut to the desired site.

Example: If you wanted it to open google.com, you'd put:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.google.com

Make sure there is a space after the last quotation mark.


For you..it would probably be (depending if you are running 64 bit or 32 bit, the x86 may or may not appear):

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://mymiami.muohio.edu/webapps/l...2fframeset.jsp

From there, you can use the "Run" dropdown in that same window to select it as Maximized, so it will open maxed, and to that page.
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07 May 2013   #16
peterwil0

win7 64
 
 
Making IE Shortcuts Full screen

IF you want to make a desktop shortcut to an IE site open full screen in Win7

The ONLY way I have found.......in IE Tools>Add to Start Menu

Then open Start Menu and drag the shortcut to the desktop

Peter
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16 Feb 2014   #17
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Absolutely brilliant Peter. Finally a workable solution for this nagging problem. Works every time.
Just have to remember to remove the Short Cuts from the Start Menu & All programs list.

How on earth did you ever come up with this solution? Reps given. Oops, can't seem to see a REP Button on your post.

Cheers
A fellow Canadian
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