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This isn't a big problem for me but thought maybe I could get some guidance on how to change the way my mail opens. I have IE6 and outlook express for mail program.
When I see that I have mail to read I double click on the message and it opens in minimal size. I have to click maximum in order to read the message. Same thing when I am ready to type a new message to send. Opens in minimal size and I have to click maximum before I can type the message. Any way I can get to a full screen with the first click?
No mechanical problem just some extra clicks every time.
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Just use your mouse on the lower right corner and drag the window to maximized size, don't use the maximize button. You might have to move the window using the title bar at the top to place the window in the middle of your screen. When you close the window, it should remember the size when closed.
 

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I did as you instructed however it returned to the minimal size. Would not stay at the maximized size.
 
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When you resize it, try holding down Ctrl and click File> Close and then reopen the message again.
 

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That was the answer Augie65. No more extra clicks Holding ctrl down and clicking file and close made the change from mimimal to maximized. I thank you kindly.
 
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You are very welcome.:)
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I was wrong. It didn't stay at maximized so i dragged it out again and centered it and then restarted my comoputer. So far it seems to be holding lkay. I'll let you know.
 

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After dragging it and centering it I then held down ctrl and clicked file and close and then restarted the computer. Seems to be holding okay. Will see after closing down for night and rebooting tomorrow. Thanks again for your help.
 
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