IE to full screen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Red Arrow, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Red Arrow

    Red Arrow Guest

    Every time when I click on a link that opens a new IE window, the window is always about 7/10 the screen size. How do I set it so when I open a new IE window it is forced to use the full screen?

    btw when I 1st load up IE by clicking on the icon in the quick launch bar it uses the full screen. Its just windows after that do not.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    The only way I know is to open IE then use the restore down button. Now stretch the window to the desired size & close IE. Open IE & see what happens now.
     
  3. Red Arrow

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    Yeah that sort of works, but I am sure there is another way to do it so it is a 'true' full screen...if u see what I mean.

    Thx anyway.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yeah I see what you mean but doing it I'm blind as a bat. :eek:
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    F11 will make it 'true' full screen but I'm not sure if I stays like that.
     
  6. Red Arrow

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    oops, by saying true I meant that it use the whole screen but that task bar remains. Like when u press the maximize button.
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Try this..

    Open IE (1st time so you get your full screen)
    File>New>Window
    Maximise the newly opened window
    On the newly opened window File>Close
    Then File>close the 1st opened IE

    Now give it a test run...any luck?
     
  8. Red Arrow

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    No that does not seem to work Teddy. But when I open a new window it is now almost using the full screen, so its not as bad as before.

    U would think that there would be an option somewhere in IE so windows opens maximized every time.
     
  9. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    Ah, but there is, there is!

    The standard IE icon on your desktop is not a regular shortcut. Make a copy of it onto your desktop and you will be able to get the normal right click menu; choose "Maximized" in the Run dialog box and away you go.
     
  10. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    i didn't understand that :confused:
     
  11. Chensu

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    Try this.

    click on IE, the one that windows (not full screen), type a url & goto a website (ANY).

    Maximise the window to the desired size, then close IE, and open it again, it should goto full screen now :)


    The same thing can be done if you dont want full screen too.

    Chensu.
     
  12. Red Arrow

    Red Arrow Guest

    Done that already before I started this topic. Doing that forced the very first window to be maximized, but still all windows after that are not.

    If u think about it I have done that a million times already. When I open a new window I always maximize it, then close it later. Still every time I open a new window (apart from the very 1st one) it is not maximized.
     
  13. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Open your first window. Click a link to open a second window. Do nothing but hit the maximize button on the second window, then close the second window. Now, try the link from the first window again.
     
  14. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    /head spins :eek:
     
  15. Red Arrow

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    That is what Chensu above suggested, just not in a clear way. Tried it anyway but no luck :(
     
  16. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    See if THIS helps.
     
  17. Chensu

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    Weird.. works on my XPHome setup?!!:confused:
     
  18. Red Arrow

    Red Arrow Guest

    The regedit does not work xsivforce. Guess I am going to just have to live with it, thx for all ur help guys anyway.
     
  19. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    There has to be an answer. I will look around some more.