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IE 8 - additional open windows problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by AB, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. AB

    AB Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Problem (if it is a problem, well, for me it is a problem!) is that
    when I'm on a page in IE 8 and click on something that opens in a
    second window (like a news article), the second window is about 1/3
    the size of the full window. I have to enlarge it to see the whole
    article, video, or whatever. This gets a bit repetitive & tiresome,
    not to mention annoying. I'd rather have the second window open to
    full size but can't figure out if there's a setting to control it, and
    if so, which one.

    Any help appreciated!!

    Cheers,
    AB
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Sometimes the web author will determine the size so...
    Is the second window always small?
    If so, try stretching the small window to full size. (Do not use
    Maximize)
    Ensure that window is the last one closed and IE should remember the
    size next time.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows -Internet Explorer

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:48:10 -0500, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, AB <ab@pipeline.com> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >Problem (if it is a problem, well, for me it is a problem!) is that
    >when I'm on a page in IE 8 and click on something that opens in a
    >second window (like a news article), the second window is about 1/3
    >the size of the full window. I have to enlarge it to see the whole
    >article, video, or whatever. This gets a bit repetitive & tiresome,
    >not to mention annoying. I'd rather have the second window open to
    >full size but can't figure out if there's a setting to control it, and
    >if so, which one.
    >
    >Any help appreciated!!
    >
    >Cheers,
    >AB
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Asked/Answered in IE (Answers) forum.

    AB wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Problem (if it is a problem, well, for me it is a problem!) is that
    > when I'm on a page in IE 8 and click on something that opens in a
    > second window (like a news article), the second window is about 1/3
    > the size of the full window. I have to enlarge it to see the whole
    > article, video, or whatever. This gets a bit repetitive & tiresome,
    > not to mention annoying. I'd rather have the second window open to
    > full size but can't figure out if there's a setting to control it, and
    > if so, which one.
    >
    > Any help appreciated!!
    >
    > Cheers,
    > AB
     
  4. AB

    AB Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:13:32 +1100, Alan Edwards
    <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote:

    >Sometimes the web author will determine the size so...
    >Is the second window always small?
    >If so, try stretching the small window to full size. (Do not use
    >Maximize)
    >Ensure that window is the last one closed and IE should remember the
    >size next time.
    >
    >...Alan


    I think the web author is responsible. After checking a few sites I
    see it's not this way on every sites; some give the full size window.
    When I did get the reduced size and stretched it to full size, it
    didn't hold; the next time I opened it it was again small.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Cheers,
    AB
     
  5. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    This gets good reviews:

    To always get a true maximized window...
    IE New Window Maximizer http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/index.htm

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm


    On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:35:02 -0500, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, AB <ab@pipeline.com> wrote:

    >On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:13:32 +1100, Alan Edwards
    ><edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote:
    >
    >>Sometimes the web author will determine the size so...
    >>Is the second window always small?
    >>If so, try stretching the small window to full size. (Do not use
    >>Maximize)
    >>Ensure that window is the last one closed and IE should remember the
    >>size next time.
    >>
    >>...Alan

    >
    >I think the web author is responsible. After checking a few sites I
    >see it's not this way on every sites; some give the full size window.
    >When I did get the reduced size and stretched it to full size, it
    >didn't hold; the next time I opened it it was again small.
    >
    >Thanks for your suggestions.
    >
    >Cheers,
    >AB
     
  6. AB

    AB Flightless Bird

    Will download and report back on how it works.

    AB
    On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:00:36 +1100, Alan Edwards
    <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote:

    >This gets good reviews:
    >
    >To always get a true maximized window...
    >IE New Window Maximizer http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/index.htm
    >
    >...Alan
     

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