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    When I go to a couple different sites, they open two windows, one a smaller widow up in the upper left corner of the screen, and a larger window off the the lower right, on top of the smaller window, as shown in the graphic.

    This works fine in Firefox, but in IE (8), the lager window ends up not fully expanding, ending up not going all the way to the bottom or to the right as intended by the site.

    Is there a way in IE to go to a site like this and then be able to retain the window size and placement?

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771255' date='19-Apr-2009 09:22']This works fine in Firefox, but in IE (8), the lager window ends up not fully expanding, ending up not going all the way to the bottom or to the right as intended by the site.[/quote]
    Have you tried IE7 Compatibility mode? There is a button adjacent to the address bar to toggle between IE8 and Compatibility mode.

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='771258' date='19-Apr-2009 10:09']Have you tried IE7 Compatibility mode? There is a button adjacent to the address bar to toggle between IE8 and Compatibility mode.

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    Jefferson, yes, that is using the compatible mode.

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    Perhaps the way it works in IE is the way it is supposed to work, but due either to browser settings or functional differences, Firefox does not render the window as small as IE. One can only speculate without seeing the [s]action[/s] actual code.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771260' date='19-Apr-2009 10:28']Jefferson, yes, that is using the compatible mode.

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    OK, thanks.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771255' date='19-Apr-2009 11:22']When I go to a couple different sites, they open two windows, one a smaller widow up in the upper left corner of the screen, and a larger window off the the lower right, on top of the smaller window, as shown in the graphic.

    This works fine in Firefox, but in IE (8), the lager window ends up not fully expanding, ending up not going all the way to the bottom or to the right as intended by the site.

    Is there a way in IE to go to a site like this and then be able to retain the window size and placement?[/quote]

    What are the sites? It would really help if we didn't have to ask additional questions and could do a little research on our own.

    BTW, is this the released IE8 or the beta IE8 in Win7?

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='771282' date='19-Apr-2009 14:58']What are the sites? It would really help if we didn't have to ask additional questions and could do a little research on our own.

    BTW, is this the released IE8 or the beta IE8 in Win7?

    Joe[/quote]

    Joe, Jefferosn had asked my the same thing about the sites. Problem is they are private (school institution) sites.

    As far as the IE8, it is in/thorough Win_7.

    It could very well be something in the "triggers" the site uses to call the windows, coldn't it? Although it's a little surprising since it works fine through Firefox.

    I've emailed the site tech people as well.

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771287' date='19-Apr-2009 17:21']Joe, Jefferosn had asked my the same thing about the sites. Problem is they are private (school institution) sites.

    As far as the IE8, it is in/thorough Win_7.[/quote]

    Thanks for the explanation about the sites. If you can remember to add this sort of information in the initial post it will save us all some time later.

    The version of IE8 in the Win7 beta is a beta version that can't be updated with the IE8 RTM version. For Win7 you'll have to wait and see what IE8 is in the Win7 RC.

    Do you have IE8 on an XP machine?

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='771302' date='19-Apr-2009 17:28']Thanks for the explanation about the sites. If you can remember to add this sort of information in the initial post it will save us all some time later.

    The version of IE8 in the Win7 beta is a beta version that can't be updated with the IE8 RTM version. For Win7 you'll have to wait and see what IE8 is in the Win7 RC.

    Do you have IE8 on an XP machine?

    Joe[/quote]

    No, but I can get it there...I'll try that and see if the same results occur.

    Sorry Joe...

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771304' date='19-Apr-2009 20:09']No, but I can get it there...I'll try that and see if the same results occur.[/quote]

    No problem. BTW, you could use a Vista machine also.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='771307' date='19-Apr-2009 19:09']No problem. BTW, you could use a Vista machine also.

    Joe[/quote]

    Initially (using defaults) it looked like it was gonna work, but then didn't...

    I'll wait to see if I hear back on the web site itself...

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    [quote name='CWBillow' post='771311' date='19-Apr-2009 22:16']Initially (using defaults) it looked like it was gonna work, but then didn't...[/quote]

    There are compatibility issues that some sites need to work out. If they are receptive, you could point the tech folks to Internet Explorer HTML, CSS, Compatibility, and More | MSDN as a starting point.

    ArtinSoft Web Tools Versions | IE8 Compatibility Wizard, Microsoft Resources is a relatively cheap tool ($99 USD) that was mentioned in the March 25, 2009 issues of Technet Magazine.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='771349' date='20-Apr-2009 06:09']There are compatibility issues that some sites need to work out. If they are receptive, you could point the tech folks to Internet Explorer HTML, CSS, Compatibility, and More | MSDN as a starting point.

    ArtinSoft Web Tools Versions | IE8 Compatibility Wizard, Microsoft Resources is a relatively cheap tool ($99 USD) that was mentioned in the March 25, 2009 issues of Technet Magazine.

    Joe[/quote]

    That's really a help.

    Thanks Joe.

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    This is an easy but repetitive way of controlling the size and position of any MS window:

    1) Launch your window or application

    2) After it is visible, hold down the CTRL key (forever) - (Do not use the top right buttons for Full screen)

    3) Then use the two sided sizing arrow and drag the window to your preferred size and /or position

    4) Finally let go of the CTRL key

    5) MS windows will automatically remember the last size and position of this window

    Good luck....Ted

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    [quote name='Theodore' post='771992' date='23-Apr-2009 10:07']5) MS windows will automatically remember the last size and position of this window[/quote]

    This will last until some pop up or under is the last pane to be closed and the all of the new panes will be as the pop up was.

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