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How can I control the size of new windows?

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October 7, 2002 2:18:26 AM

Ok, this has been bugging me for a long time.

When I am in internet explorer and a click a link that will open in a new window, the new window is always small. I hate this. I would much rather have every window be maximized by default and then just switch between them then have to maximize every new window.

Anyone know how to change this?

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October 7, 2002 3:17:10 AM

Get mozilla. Middle clicking on a link opens it up in a new tab in the same browser window. So sweet and useful.

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
October 7, 2002 4:20:46 AM

How about an interface that also has full screen tabbed and grouped browsing, auto-refresh, and a built-in popup banner ... but doesn't require an 11MB download (and a completely different open-source browser?)

<A HREF="http://www.crazybrowser.com/download.htm" target="_new">Crazy Browser</A> is a free, powerful, fast browser interface that runs off the Internet Explorer rendering engine ... but the download is only 700KB. Once you try it, you may never again have a reason to use I.E.

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October 7, 2002 2:57:34 PM

For more information about Crazy Browser, you can read the rest of Toey's description <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=117" target="_new">here</A>. :wink:

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October 7, 2002 6:34:55 PM

All decent suggestions so far, but I really have no problem with IE other than the stupid window maximization. Therefore, I'd rather not just switch to a completely new web browser.

Anyone know an IE specific fix?

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October 8, 2002 1:24:21 AM

Okay, so here's how to open new windows maximized: From I.E. 6, right-click a URL and choose Open In New Window. Now go to the first window you opened and close it (don't forget this step, or the tip won't work). Go back to the newly opened window and drag it to the size you want, but DON'T use the Maximize button. Close the browser window. Now when you open a new window, it should open maximized.

However, you'll have to do this periodically, because IE will occasionally "forget" what you've done.

The reason the other browsers were mentioned in this thread is because they don't have this particular problem, and always open new windows maximized, with adjustable tabs that can be managed right under the toolbar, instead of piling up on the taskbar.

Another advantage with tabbed browsing is that you can't get locked into a full screen window with no visible toobar.

Think of Crazy Browser as I.E. on steroids. It will look almost exactly the same, except for the extra tools listed in the options ... and it doesn't require anywhere near the same amount of memory to run as I.E.

You aren't the first person to run into user customization problems with I.E., and that why both replies went straight to a different browser interface, instead of just posting a temporary workaround that you'll have to do over and over again. There is no permanent solution. It's a bug that's been around for a while, because the same thing used to happen with I.E. 5.

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October 9, 2002 4:16:40 AM

If you still won't go with Crazy Browser, then that same link I gave you above has another free product: <A HREF="http://www.btvillarin.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=117" target="_new">IE New Window Maximizer</A>

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