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18-Nov-2009, 11:45 AM #1
Solved: IE8 - web page display
When opening any web page, the page is displayed at around 50% of what it should be. This is not to be confused with the full screen feature of IE8. I have attempted to drag the sides of the page to fill my display screen, but this setting does not remain. How do you edit IE8 to always open at 100% of the viewable area of the screen? Thanks.
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18-Nov-2009, 09:25 PM #2
Open the registry (regedit) and go to HKEY_CURRENT USER>Software>Microsoft>Internet Explorer>Main and look for a key with the name full screen and change the value to yes should make it always open in a full screen where the window is the size of the monitor.

I took that from windows xp for IE7 should be almost exactly the same in IE8 or at least in the same place in the registry.
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19-Nov-2009, 10:39 AM #3
Terrific tip. Worked like a charm. Your suggestion should be viewed by all Internet Explorer users. Much appreciated. Thanks.

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19-Nov-2009, 10:57 AM #4
The FullScreen key refers to F11 in IE7.

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Is that what you needed?
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19-Nov-2009, 11:32 AM #5
The tip by computerguy1990 did exactly what I wanted. It opens web pages to the maximized screen and not full screen. I don't know about IE7, but it works perfectly with IE8.
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19-Nov-2009, 11:48 AM #6
Funny 'cause it's not related to your problem...
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19-Nov-2009, 12:42 PM #7
There appears to be a problem with terminology. In my first post I requested a method to maximize my web pages at 100% of the viewable area of my screen and not at 50%. The tip provided by computerguy1990 did exactly that. He stated his tip was the same as Full Screen ( F11). This is not the case using IE8. His suggestion maximized my screen to 100% of the viewable surface which is exactly what I requested. Perhaps IE7 functions differently that IE8. I don't really know. The bottom line is my screen is maximized at 100% and not at full screen. By pressing the F11 key I can toggle back and forth from full screen to a maximized screen. Hope this explanation clears up any confusion my description may have caused.
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19-Nov-2009, 12:45 PM #8
OK, thanks.
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