/ Sign-up
Your question

IE opens new windows VERY TINY

  • Internet Explorer
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Windows
Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
November 18, 2001 6:11:41 PM

Alright, first of all, my apologies for such a silly question.

I work tech support at an ISP in Victorio, BC, Canada, and a user called in with a very peculiar problem. Then a few days later, my roommate has run into the same thing. Both of them let other user fiddle with their computer (a bad move) but nonetheless, I have promised to help them.

Problem Description:

After opening IE (nothing wrong with it so far) the user clicks on a link. It opens a new windows, and the new window is about as small as it could be. It's the size of the title bar!


OK, unfortunately I haven't been able to mess around with this one, as I have a WIN2k box myself. However, I did reset all of IEs setting to default. No good. Also, if the user opens a link from an e-mail, it'll come up small as well.

Any suggestions are welcome folks! One idea might lead to another . . . thanks,

Chris Burns

More about : opens windows tiny

November 18, 2001 7:44:22 PM

Exactly! That's what I told them to do, but why does this happen in the first place?
November 18, 2001 10:10:55 PM

Someone must have accidentally resized it and closed that window last, or whenever/however Windows saves that information.

This has happened to me and I suspect all those stupid porn and what-not popups that I rapidly close as fast as possible was sized small and that caused it.
I think Windows remembers the last window closed it what it used to open all new programs that you open up yourself. But that does not stop a popup from setting its own sizes for itself or other Windows programs.