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    window minimized upon opening

    When I click on a link - as in a email, the site opens in a minimized window. I have to right click on the button on the taskbar and click on Maximize. How do I get it to open normally?

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    FIXED

    Found the solution in post 115431 from Scotterpops. Thanks all.

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    Re: FIXED

    I have a similar problem and connot find the post you reference as the fix.How did you resolve your problem?

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    Re: FIXED

    HI - I did a search for SCOTTERPOPS and found his reply. Here it is. Hope it helps.



    I know this is going to be hard to believe, but there is a fix for your problem. In fact, there are two fixes for your problem. I've tested it and confirmed that it works in all versions of Windows after Win95 except WinME (eewwww! -- never even tried it). The second technique should work in all versions, but I've not tested it personally.

    Method One:

    1) Close all open windows...

    2) Launch one instance of IE...

    3) If it launches maximized, open a child window (right-click a link and select Open in New Window). If the new IE window does not open maximized, ignore steps 3 & 4...

    4) Close the parent (the maximized) window...

    5) Grab the lower left corner of the window and drag it to the extreme lower left of the screen...

    6) Grab the upper right corner of the window and drag it to the extreme upper right corner of the screen...

    7) You now have an effectively maximized window...

    8) Close the window...

    9) Without opening any other program windows, immediately repeat steps 1 through 8 above at least eight times. This is referred to as 'The rule of eight' in Windows. It will probably work within the first few tries, but do it at least eight times anyway. Always drag the window corners to the exact same spot.

    Caveat: It may take more than eight tries for it to 'stick', but it will work eventually. In one instance, it took 42 tries to get it to work, but it did finally, and it will for you.

    The only reason why it might not work for you is if you have some program that is interfering with Explorer (yes, Windows Explorer's explorer.exe--your shell). What is "WinTidy" and what does it do?

    Method Two:

    1) Close all windows...

    2) Open ONE instance of Internet Explorer...

    3) Working with a non-maximized window again, right-click the taskbar and select Tile Windows Horizontally (or you can use Tile Windows Vertically)...

    4) You will now have one window that is effectively maximized (but it isn't fully maximized)...

    5) Close the window...

    6) Enjoy!

    You might try a combination of these two techniques, but one way or the other, a resized window that is closed at the same size eight time (or more) will 'learn' that size. That feature has been hard coded into explorer.exe since day one of Win95. If it doesn't work, you will most likely have to reinstall WinXP (preferably a clean install) in order to fix it.

    ;~* ... Scotterpops

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