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Opening Home Page with Full Screen

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Pat, May 27, 2010.

  1. Pat

    Pat Flightless Bird

    Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have Windows
    7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every time.
    It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D6AC04AE-370D-4018-A28E-F5D855BBFC88@microsoft.com...
    > Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    > Windows
    > 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    > (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    > time.
    > It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    > screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.


    You can Right Click the icon and choose Properties, and select Maximized in
    the Run dropdown box.

    This will cause IE to open in as close to full screen as you can get without
    being full screen. If Normal is selected, then the window will be less than
    full screen, and you can use the View Menu to go to full screen. But, if the
    window opens maximized, then you probably won't need full screen anyway.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    F11

    Pat wrote:
    > Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    > Windows
    > 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    > (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    > time.
    > It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    > screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    While F11 will invoke Full Screen, by reading his description of the
    trouble, he's opening in a Normal window that's been pushed down to a small
    size. I think that what he really needs is to force the window ot open
    Maximized, so it fills the screen.

    To do this, right-coick the icon and choose Properties, then in the Run box
    select Maximized.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OfqoNIi$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > F11
    >
    > Pat wrote:
    >> Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    >> Windows
    >> 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    >> (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    >> time.
    >> It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    >> screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.

    >
     
  5. Pat

    Pat Flightless Bird

    Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper right
    corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is for
    the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always did in
    the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by the
    width of the screen.)

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote:

    > While F11 will invoke Full Screen, by reading his description of the
    > trouble, he's opening in a Normal window that's been pushed down to a small
    > size. I think that what he really needs is to force the window ot open
    > Maximized, so it fills the screen.
    >
    > To do this, right-coick the icon and choose Properties, then in the Run box
    > select Maximized.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OfqoNIi$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >
    > > F11
    > >
    > > Pat wrote:
    > >> Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    > >> Windows
    > >> 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    > >> (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    > >> time.
    > >> It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    > >> screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.

    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0D846FB1-E256-4A6C-B470-B0182C601CBF@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    > right
    > corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    > option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    > for
    > the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always did
    > in
    > the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by the
    > width of the screen.)
    >



    That means the window is opening as a "Normal Window" that has been resized.
    That shape was remembered from a previous closing of the application, and
    you can change it by resizing and then closing and restarting the
    application. But, what you really want is to change the behavior when an
    application starts.

    This is changed by doing a Right Click ON THE ICON THAT STARTS THE PROGRAM,
    then on the dialog box that opens there is a dropdown box that's labelled as
    Run. Select the down arrow to open the box and change the selected option
    from "Normal window" to "Maximized".

    This will force the application -- any application but we're working on
    Internet Explorer -- to open in such a fashion as to fill the screen.

    From what you said earlier, "When I click Properties there is no "Maximize"
    option," then I assume you're clicking File>Properties from within IE. You
    must right click the icon and pick Properties from the dialog box that
    opens, but you are clicking File>Properties from within the application
    after it is already open.
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Full screen (AKA kiosk mode) and maximized are not the same things.

    Close all but one (1) of these smaller windows. "Grab" the corners of the
    remaining window with your cursor and "stretch" it to the desired size but
    do NOT maximize it! Now close the resized window.

    The resized window MUST be the last window closed in order for its size to
    be remembered.

    Or you can install IE New Window Maximizer and forget about it!
    http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/
    --
    ~PA Bear


    Pat wrote:
    > Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    > right
    > corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    > option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    > for
    > the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always did
    > in the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by
    > the
    > width of the screen.)
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
    >
    >> While F11 will invoke Full Screen, by reading his description of the
    >> trouble, he's opening in a Normal window that's been pushed down to a
    >> small
    >> size. I think that what he really needs is to force the window ot open
    >> Maximized, so it fills the screen.
    >>
    >> To do this, right-coick the icon and choose Properties, then in the Run
    >> box
    >> select Maximized.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OfqoNIi$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> F11
    >>>
    >>> Pat wrote:
    >>>> Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    >>>> (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    >>>> time.
    >>>> It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    >>>> screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> .
     
  8. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-Oi45d9q$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Full screen (AKA kiosk mode) and maximized are not the same things.
    >
    > Close all but one (1) of these smaller windows. "Grab" the corners of the
    > remaining window with your cursor and "stretch" it to the desired size but
    > do NOT maximize it! Now close the resized window.
    >
    > The resized window MUST be the last window closed in order for its size to
    > be remembered.
    >


    ???

    Full Screen and Maximized are the same thing except in Full Screen, the
    Title Bar and the Task Bar are removed.

    No matter if IE opens in a Normal Window or opens Maximized, pressing F11
    will force Full Screen display.

    The OP really wants Maximized so the display fills the screen instead of
    being constrained to a narrow strip that came about by resizing the window.
    He wants Maximized, not Full Screen.

    Full Screen is a PITA because you can't simply click out to another
    application. You must press F11 again to get to a place where the Task Bar
    shows, and then navigate away to the desired application.
     
  9. Pat

    Pat Flightless Bird

    Thank you. I changed from Normal Window to Maximize after right-clicking on
    the IE icon. On my desktop I have the IE icon and also the My Yahoo (my
    homepage) icon. Clicking on the latter still produces the small slit screen
    (which is the very top of the Yahoo page). However, clicking on the IE icon
    opens full screen. So, rather than frustrate myself by trying to open the
    homepage as I have for years, I simply need to change my ways and open it
    with the IE icon. Thanks again.

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote:

    > "Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0D846FB1-E256-4A6C-B470-B0182C601CBF@microsoft.com...
    > > Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    > > right
    > > corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    > > option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    > > for
    > > the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always did
    > > in
    > > the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by the
    > > width of the screen.)
    > >

    >
    >
    > That means the window is opening as a "Normal Window" that has been resized.
    > That shape was remembered from a previous closing of the application, and
    > you can change it by resizing and then closing and restarting the
    > application. But, what you really want is to change the behavior when an
    > application starts.
    >
    > This is changed by doing a Right Click ON THE ICON THAT STARTS THE PROGRAM,
    > then on the dialog box that opens there is a dropdown box that's labelled as
    > Run. Select the down arrow to open the box and change the selected option
    > from "Normal window" to "Maximized".
    >
    > This will force the application -- any application but we're working on
    > Internet Explorer -- to open in such a fashion as to fill the screen.
    >
    > From what you said earlier, "When I click Properties there is no "Maximize"
    > option," then I assume you're clicking File>Properties from within IE. You
    > must right click the icon and pick Properties from the dialog box that
    > opens, but you are clicking File>Properties from within the application
    > after it is already open.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Pat

    Pat Flightless Bird

    Well, that was easy! (New IE Window Maximizer) Many thanks PA Bear!

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Full screen (AKA kiosk mode) and maximized are not the same things.
    >
    > Close all but one (1) of these smaller windows. "Grab" the corners of the
    > remaining window with your cursor and "stretch" it to the desired size but
    > do NOT maximize it! Now close the resized window.
    >
    > The resized window MUST be the last window closed in order for its size to
    > be remembered.
    >
    > Or you can install IE New Window Maximizer and forget about it!
    > http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/
    > --
    > ~PA Bear
    >
    >
    > Pat wrote:
    > > Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    > > right
    > > corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    > > option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    > > for
    > > the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always did
    > > in the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by
    > > the
    > > width of the screen.)
    > >
    > > "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
    > >
    > >> While F11 will invoke Full Screen, by reading his description of the
    > >> trouble, he's opening in a Normal window that's been pushed down to a
    > >> small
    > >> size. I think that what he really needs is to force the window ot open
    > >> Maximized, so it fills the screen.
    > >>
    > >> To do this, right-coick the icon and choose Properties, then in the Run
    > >> box
    > >> select Maximized.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:-OfqoNIi$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >>>
    > >>> F11
    > >>>
    > >>> Pat wrote:
    > >>>> Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    > >>>> Windows
    > >>>> 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home page
    > >>>> (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    > >>>> time.
    > >>>> It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of a
    > >>>> screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> .

    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    You're welcome.

    I'm a bit confused by your reference to a Yahoo icon, but never mind that.

    Start IE, and click TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, then in the General Tab, enter
    WWW.YAHOO.COM for your Home Page. (Alternatively, go to Yahoo! by whatever
    means you are accustomed to, then in the Internet Options, General Tab,
    click the Use Current button, and that address will become the page that
    comes up everytime IE is started. You can also have secondary home pages by
    entering multiple addresses. Look around under the Tabs heading of the
    General Tab and make your selections.

    When I have a new tab open, I prefer it to be my first homepage. I select a
    new tab, and leave the actual First Home Page alone. When the new tab opens,
    I can input a new address to navigate to, and my home page remains
    unaffected. I have it set to Yahoo because I like to jump back to see what's
    going on with the news. I also have a tab set for Google and one set for
    MSN.

    In any case, it is easy to make Yahoo the page that comes up when IE is
    started. You can delete the Yahoo icon from your desktop.

    Conversely, you should be able to force the Yahoo window to Maximized by
    pressing the center button of the three that are in the upper right hand
    corner. The center buttom will force the screen to Maximized. Then close the
    window and use your icon to start again. It should restart Maximized since
    that was the last state it was in the last time it was closed.



    "Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DA525A7B-4E12-48FC-B37D-358D16FB6707@microsoft.com...
    > Thank you. I changed from Normal Window to Maximize after right-clicking
    > on
    > the IE icon. On my desktop I have the IE icon and also the My Yahoo (my
    > homepage) icon. Clicking on the latter still produces the small slit
    > screen
    > (which is the very top of the Yahoo page). However, clicking on the IE
    > icon
    > opens full screen. So, rather than frustrate myself by trying to open the
    > homepage as I have for years, I simply need to change my ways and open it
    > with the IE icon. Thanks again.
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
    >
    >> "Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0D846FB1-E256-4A6C-B470-B0182C601CBF@microsoft.com...
    >> > Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    >> > right
    >> > corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no
    >> > "Maximize"
    >> > option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    >> > for
    >> > the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always
    >> > did
    >> > in
    >> > the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by
    >> > the
    >> > width of the screen.)
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >> That means the window is opening as a "Normal Window" that has been
    >> resized.
    >> That shape was remembered from a previous closing of the application, and
    >> you can change it by resizing and then closing and restarting the
    >> application. But, what you really want is to change the behavior when an
    >> application starts.
    >>
    >> This is changed by doing a Right Click ON THE ICON THAT STARTS THE
    >> PROGRAM,
    >> then on the dialog box that opens there is a dropdown box that's labelled
    >> as
    >> Run. Select the down arrow to open the box and change the selected option
    >> from "Normal window" to "Maximized".
    >>
    >> This will force the application -- any application but we're working on
    >> Internet Explorer -- to open in such a fashion as to fill the screen.
    >>
    >> From what you said earlier, "When I click Properties there is no
    >> "Maximize"
    >> option," then I assume you're clicking File>Properties from within IE.
    >> You
    >> must right click the icon and pick Properties from the dialog box that
    >> opens, but you are clicking File>Properties from within the application
    >> after it is already open.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  12. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:htphme$h8k$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > You're welcome.
    >
    > I'm a bit confused by your reference to a Yahoo icon, but never mind that.



    Me too. I think it would help to see its Properties. E.g. is it a
    Desktop shortcut (aka .lnk file) in which case your Run: Maximized idea
    would work with it too) or is it an Internet shortcut (aka .URL file) in
    which case she doesn't have that option?



    > Conversely, you should be able to force the Yahoo window to Maximized by
    > pressing the center button of the three that are in the upper right hand
    > corner. The center buttom will force the screen to Maximized. Then close
    > the window and use your icon to start again. It should restart Maximized
    > since that was the last state it was in the last time it was closed.



    Not usually. That's why we have to tell people not to do that but to
    maximally size the window and then close it (as the last instance of
    iexplore.exe running) in order to make that size persist as an alternative
    to having a window with a persistent Maximized state.


    FYI

    Robert
    ---
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    YW!

    Pat wrote:
    > Well, that was easy! (New IE Window Maximizer) Many thanks PA Bear!
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Full screen (AKA kiosk mode) and maximized are not the same things.
    >>
    >> Close all but one (1) of these smaller windows. "Grab" the corners of the
    >> remaining window with your cursor and "stretch" it to the desired size
    >> but
    >> do NOT maximize it! Now close the resized window.
    >>
    >> The resized window MUST be the last window closed in order for its size
    >> to
    >> be remembered.
    >>
    >> Or you can install IE New Window Maximizer and forget about it!
    >> http://www.jiisoft.com/iemaximizer/
    >> --
    >> ~PA Bear
    >>
    >>
    >> Pat wrote:
    >>> Yes, F11 enlarges the screen as does selecting "Maximize" in the upper
    >>> right
    >>> corner of the screen. When I click on Properties there is no "Maximize"
    >>> option. I'm trying to eliminate that extra step. What I am wanting is
    >>> for
    >>> the full screen to display when I click on the Yahoo icon as it always
    >>> did
    >>> in the past. What I get is a very narrow, long slit (about one inch by
    >>> the
    >>> width of the screen.)
    >>>
    >>> "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> While F11 will invoke Full Screen, by reading his description of the
    >>>> trouble, he's opening in a Normal window that's been pushed down to a
    >>>> small
    >>>> size. I think that what he really needs is to force the window ot open
    >>>> Maximized, so it fills the screen.
    >>>>
    >>>> To do this, right-coick the icon and choose Properties, then in the Run
    >>>> box
    >>>> select Maximized.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-OfqoNIi$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> F11
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Pat wrote:
    >>>>>> Really stupid question and don't even know where to post it. I have
    >>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>> 7. How do I get a full screen (instantly) when clicking on my home
    >>>>>> page
    >>>>>> (Yahoo). I shouldn't have to go to View and select Full Screen every
    >>>>>> time.
    >>>>>> It just recently started doing this...opening with a small "slit" of
    >>>>>> a
    >>>>>> screen. Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> .

    >>
    >> .
     
  14. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O$nVqDu$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:htphme$h8k$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> You're welcome.
    >>
    >> I'm a bit confused by your reference to a Yahoo icon, but never mind
    >> that.

    >
    >
    > Me too. I think it would help to see its Properties. E.g. is it a
    > Desktop shortcut (aka .lnk file) in which case your Run: Maximized idea
    > would work with it too) or is it an Internet shortcut (aka .URL file) in
    > which case she doesn't have that option?
    >
    >
    >
    >> Conversely, you should be able to force the Yahoo window to Maximized by
    >> pressing the center button of the three that are in the upper right hand
    >> corner. The center buttom will force the screen to Maximized. Then close
    >> the window and use your icon to start again. It should restart Maximized
    >> since that was the last state it was in the last time it was closed.

    >
    >
    > Not usually. That's why we have to tell people not to do that but to
    > maximally size the window and then close it (as the last instance of
    > iexplore.exe running) in order to make that size persist as an alternative
    > to having a window with a persistent Maximized state.
    >
    >


    My personal preference is that all windows always be opened in the Maximized
    state. On the few occasions when I want multiple windows up and visible at
    the same time, I adjust them as needed for the job at hand. I use the Icon
    Properties (tight click the icon and choose Proiperties) and set all
    programs to run Maximized. I never have the problem the OP is having where a
    window comes up as a narrow slit of a space, aka a Normal Window that's been
    set for unknown reasons to an odd shape.
     

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