I’m running Windows XP at work, using IE6 for my browser, and I encounter this problem every so often.
I’ll have occasion to un-maximize the window I’m looking at (usually because I’m trying to compare info in two different windows side-by-side). However, once I’ve done that, EVERY subsequent IE window I open shows up reduced to the same size as the window that I had un-maximized. I have to continue to manually maximize all future windows until IE suddenly seems to “get it” and goes back to maximizing them from the beginning.
Now I know enough about computers to realize that this probably isn’t a random occurrence, but I have no idea what the trigger is. How can I force IE to maximize every window I open?
We’ve been thought this before and the answer is NO, there is no way to force new windows to open maximized.
KneadToKnow mentioned resizing the window, but that still isn’t maximized, nor does it act like a maximized window. Here’s why,
Open a window, maximize it, now move the mouse all the way to the upper right hand corner of the screen and click, the maximized window closes. Ok
Now, open a window, maximize it, now open a second window, unmax it and stretch it all the way out, (using KTK’s method, this is how all future windows will open), now move the mouse all the way up and to the right and click. Which window closed? The back bottom one that IS maximized. Too many times I’ve eneded up closing out a program that I have running underneath the pseudo maxmized IE.
I really don’t understand why there isn’t a way to do this, even a tweak that could accomplish it.
Maybe I am misunderstanding, but I have ie6, on windows xp. When opening a new window, it seem sto open the way that the last window was closed. So If I have 1 window open, maximize it, and close it, then future windows will open maximized. I just tried this 5 times, and every time I opend the window, it opened the way I closed the previou window.
Try spawning a new window (www.google.com)
Does that open maximized?
If it does, close all windows, open one instance of IE, unmax and resize, now try spawning a new window, it should open to however your last window was open, and from there you shouldn’t be able to get new windows to open maxmized anymore.
This is a problem that tends to happen when you spawn a new window, for example by clicking a link on SDMB or by right clicking on a link and hitting open in new window. For some reason, it will evventually go back to the way you want it, that is until there’s a popup and it get’s ruined again.