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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Dingus, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Hi there folks.
    Anytime I open a new window it looks like this..... (See attachment)
    Can I change any settings to have my new page open to the correct size?
     

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  2. EvileYe

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  3. Deke40

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    Dingus-Just in case you wonder what that reg file contains:

    ÿþR E G E D I T 4



    [ H K E Y _ C U R R E N T _ U S E R \ S o f t w a r e \ M i c r o s o f t \ I n t e r n e t E x p l o r e r \ M a i n ]

    " W i n d o w _ P l a c e m e n t " = -
     
  4. Dingus

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    Thanks guys,
    Evil I downloaded from the link but the registry would'nt accept it, saying it was not script.

    Deke I also check my key that you pointed me to just in case I could change it, but I don't know what should be there. Any ideas?
     
  5. sekirt

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    I think this covers all of it?

    If you are opening IE for the very first window, just maximize it. Then hold CTRL and click the X in the upper right corner. Windows should remember it that way in the future.

    If you already have a window open, then right click on ANY link. Select open in a new window. Once you have opened the link in a new window drag it to the size you want it to be. Close the FIRST window you opened then close the link you opened. Your windows should now open the way you want.

    -or-
    Backup the registry and/or export the following keys:
    go to Start>Run, type regedit. Navigate to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Main
    Delete the value Window_Placement
    Exit the Registry Editor

    sekirt
     
  6. Deke40

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    I just got from a dealer trade run and it is raining cats and dogs.

    Soc-I wondered what the = - was as I had not seen that. I guess that is the way it deletes that item in the registry.

    I have been away from the pc today so no new brain farts. :D
     
  7. sekirt

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    I exported the key first. Then deleted Window_Placement. Then closed Regedit. Then reopened it and there was just nothing there.

    sekirt
     
  8. Dingus

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    Selkirt thanks, the Ctrl-x did the trick.
    Thanks to all for your input.

    [Solved. I hope] :D
     
  9. Deke40

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    Soc-Isn't odd that sometimes the simpliest way is one of the most basic and we tend to forget to try them. I think that is one of the first solutions somebody gave me. (y)
     
  10. sekirt

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    The simple ones are the ones that are simple to forget! :D


    (y)

    ps - there is no permanent solution. Windows will forget. It can work in reverse as well - that is to say, if you close a small window, it will open small the next time. Keep all the info handy. :D

    sekirt
     
  11. Deke40

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    I wish I had a date on this one. Some day I am going to remember to use the Time/Date on my .txt files.
     

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  12. sekirt

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    Hmmm...open Windows Explorer and locate that file and right click, choose properties. Dates should be there? :D Modified Date is the one you want. Although if you added text to that file, then that date will change as well.

    Or you can get the same timestamp in DOS.

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  13. Deke40

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    Damn Sekirt your are ready for bear this morning. :D
     
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