When I put a shortcut to a web page in the Start menu and click it Internet Exploder always opens it as a "normal" window instead of maximized as I would like. For program shortcuts it's easy to set this but not web pages.
The easiest way around this is to resize your "normal" window to the full size of the screen. Windows should remember the last window size/position for IE and open your next window to that size. Technically it is not maximized, but close enough.
AFAIK, there is know way to make IE open news links maximized. It would be a great feature though.
Virtually all windows...Application windows, drive windows etc. have their sizes and position managed by an area of the registry referred to rather daintily as the Bag, and BagMRU. Now, the only exception (to my knowledge) is the explorer size and position, which is managed by:
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS