OK, this is driving me crazy, so I am turning to the experts. Whenever I open my primary IE window, it opens maximized. However, if I open a link, or use my favorites menu, or click Windows update (anything other than the IE shortcut) it opens in a smaller window. This also occurs with Explorer. For instance, My Music opens maximized, but My Computer doesn't. I have tried opening a window, maximizing it, closing & reopening it as others have suggested, but no luck. Ideas will be appreciated, thanks!!