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Opening new windows

Bonnie Key
Advisor

Opening new windows

How do you get new windows to fully open. For some reason new windows started opening up only about 4" wide. The length is the full size of the monitor but width is driving me crazy. I have to click on the maximize button to open all the way. Any help would be appreciated.
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Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Hi:

Try opening the failing window, maximizing it and then close it using ALT/F4. See if it opens maximized after doing that.

HTH

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Nope didn't work. Tried it a few times w/different links.
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Bonnie:

Try this workaround (the article says it's for IE5 but it works for IE6, as well):

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;197029

HTH

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

This makes the window "full screen". What I want is to just have the window fully open to normal size when I click on a link.
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Hi Bonnie:

Are you running IE6, SP1? What version of Windows?

Thanks.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

IE6
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Bonnie:

If you haven't installed IE6 SP1, please get it from www.windowsupdate.com or http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.asp

HTH

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Got it, installed it, still no change. Windows still open up as stated before.
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Bonnie:

I'm sorry I don't have the answer for you. Hopefully, someone else will chime in here.

Sorry.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

My friend,

if this is a WinXP, then perform a Restore Point!
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

good luck
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Win 98 SE
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Roger

Thanks for the time you spent helping me.

Bonnie
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Size the Window the way you want it, then hold down the Ctrl key while you click on the X to close the window.

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Jon

No help either. I clicked on a link for a new window to open. (It only opened about 4" wide). Had to maximize for it to fully open. Held the ctl key while clicking on X. Links still only opening about 4" wide. All I want is for the windows to fully open to fit the monitor screen. This is driving me Nuts! Never had this problem before. Don't know how to correct it.

Bonnie
L Royer
Occasional Visitor

Re: Opening new windows

Bonnie -
not sure if you're still having this problem - - the same thing recently happened to me - - somehow i right clicked on my toolbar and selected minimize all windows - so when i finally figured this out, i simply right clicked again on the toolbar and clicked undo minimize all windows - - it might be that simple for you as well.

Lisa
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

LATIF: I am using Win 98SE office 2000
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Lisa

That works when I want to close all windows...but my problem is when I clink a link to open a new window, it does not open all the way. It opens to a small box and then I have to maximize it. Drives me nuts. I know there has to be a way to set your system to open and link to full size. None just has the answer yet.

Thank
Bonnie
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

Bonnie:

Try right clicking on the offending icon and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, find the selection labelled RUN and set it to Maximized.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Bonnie Key
Advisor

Re: Opening new windows

Roger

Not sure what you mean by "offending icon"

Bonnie
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Opening new windows

I just meant any icon that, when you click it, opens in a small window.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Earl Ring
Occasional Visitor

Re: Opening new windows

Hi Bonny
What you Want is to Have Each Window at Max Size is This Right ?
If So What you Want to do is Open the Window as you Normaly do and Take you Mouse Pointer and Grab the Edge of the Window and Pull it down To the Edge of the Screen and Do the Same on the Upper Edge Pulling it Up to the Edge of the Screen Then Close the Window Down and Reopen it and the Window Should be maximized . This Should solve your Problem.