and finally, if nothing else works, you can settle for this, which is not nearly as functional, but it might be good enough;
Start IE, right click any link on a web page, and select Open in a New Window.
Go back to the first IE window you opened and close it.
Return to the second window and manually drag it to fill the screen.
(Do not use the maximize button, for that's a temporary setting that will not be retained.)
Now press the Ctrl button, and close this second window, holding the Ctrl button depressed, using 'close' in the File menu (important!).
All windows should now open maximized
the first method I list will work for most users...try that first
Heh yeah sorry I meant IE... anyways I tried all those solutions but neither of them worked(or I just didn't do them right)... I think this is just one of those impossible annoying little things that would take an entire team at MIT to solve... thanks anyway though guys...
Let me tell you something Winter - I've seen this problem reported since XP was first released. 9.8 times out of 10 it's as simple as closing all but one IE window, maximizing it, closing it, and reopening it (making sure, of course, that the shortcut you use is set to "open maximized"). But 2% of the time the user just can't make it "remember" and there doesn't seem to be an answer.
It may be some other piece of software on your system, it may be some combination of hardware, drivers, and software, and it may be (and this is my guess) XP gremlins. Every once in a while a problem arises for some people that is both inexplicable and incurable. Now I'm not saying this problem can't or won't be rectified, but if it isn't I won't be surprised either.
I use to have problems with 98 on remembering window settings and win 2000, never really tried it with win Me - it's on one of my daughter's machines. A friend of mine uses Win 2000 only (he's a programmer by trade) and has had the same problem, sometimes it remembers sometimes it doesn't. It all depends, if the planets are aligned that day, if the tides are rite or just if the damn OS feels like it. I have to agree with Deler on this one due to prior experience and not just my own. MicroSquish SNAFU
hmmm a couple things I'd like to comment on here. First off how are you launching IE? from a shortcut or from the direct desktop icon? check the properties of the launching shortcut. I believe there was a setting in there to control how the program launches. Barring that, there must be some command line property you can use to do this? sorta like -nohome will launch a blank ie.