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Solved: MS Explorer opening up in a small window

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bobby Curtis, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. Bobby Curtis

    Bobby Curtis Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    This situation just manifested itself a few days ago and I cannot seem to find the answer to it.

    Before it happened, when I clicked on my shortcut for Microsoft Explorer browser window it would always open up into a large screen (not maximized, but a full screen). Now, it opens up in a small window and I have to maximize it or drag the corners out to the edges of my monitor each time to make it into a big screen. I really don't know what changed this all of a sudden and, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to get it back to where it was.

    Any ideas or help out there would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Bobby
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Start > Run > regedit > Navigate To

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    On The Right Pane . Double Click On "FullScreen" And Set The Value Data As Yes
     
  3. devil_himself

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    Opening Internet Explorer Full Size

    Ever notice sometimes you right-click on a link and open a new window and it's not full screen? This usually occurs because IE remembers the last window size when closed. Many times a background pop-up will do this too, if it is the last window closed. To resize the window and regain control:

    * Close all instances of Internet Explorer except for one.
    * Right-click on a link in the page and select: "Open in New Window"
    * Close the first browser window using the [ X ] (upper right corner)
    * Resize the window manually by dragging the sides to the desired size.
    Note: Do NOT click the Maximize button, you must do it manually.
    * Hold down the Ctrl key and click the Close button (upper right)

    [Exception]
    In some cases the "Remember last window size" info becomes corrupted in the Registry.

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Window_Placement"=

    To reset the "Window_Placement" entry to default. You can download a small reg file to reset (to default) and correct this behavior.

    Source - http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/ietips.htm
     
  4. Bobby Curtis

    Bobby Curtis Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. Your last post did the trick.

    Bobby
     
  5. devil_himself

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    Glad We Could Help

    You Can Use The "Thread Tools" At The Top To Mark The Thread As "Solved"

    :)
     
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