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    Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    There must be a simple answer, but so far it has eluded me.

    When starting a new message it always comes up in a small window and you have to click on Maximize to enlarge it.

    How do you set the default to a maximized window?

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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    Chuck, Have you tried the trick that works for Windows? Maximise the message box by using the arrow in the bottom right corner. Then hold down control when you shut it down. See if this works . Mine comes up maximised, but I can`t remember what I did! Try this anyway.
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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    You often cannot default a window to maximized, but as described above, you can try to make it default to very, very large. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    Chuck--

    The consensus is that there is no setting (but there might be) that nails a maximized window.

    Third Party Says They Can: Actual Windows Manager: Give this a try if Manual Stretch +Ctrl Won't Do It For You

    Actual Windows Manager

    I have mine fully maximized, and I used Elaine's suggestion almost a year ago, which is basically directed at Windows windows--and the one I always use when it comes up in the XP or Windows part of the lounge. (I know that the next time I open an OE window, it will be the size of a pin, and will stay that way indefinitely as punishment by the Redmond gods). The official MS answer is that OE doesn't remember Windows settings--why would be an on point question.

    I remember searching recently for an IE registry setting, and we had a thread somewhere I believe on the IE part of the lounge that was close to this problem.

    R2 has said a couple times that I remember, there isn't a setting to make it remember, so the best I think you can do is to manually resize--and the manually resize is important, and then close it while holding Ctrl. How does this work on your machine(s)?

    The MSKB on this doesn't mention OE6X but it probably extrapolates and says they aren't remembered in OE:

    190277: OLEXP: Outlook Express Opens Messages in a Small Window

    Tom Koch of Tomsterdam says OE can't remember the setting, but will remember the small and not the larger maximized size:

    Tom Koch: Why does OE open in a Small Window

    Newsgroup Consensus: Same thing--it won't remember

    It doesn't remember

    Outlook Express Tip

    The "tip" above is to stretch it real big and then cross your fingers. I missed the tip.

    This tip has you remove two registry keys it claims are corrupted, but is aimed at Win 9X

    You could export the keys as backup and try:

    It suggests that you delete these keys, and then reboot:

    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainwindow_placement

    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftinternetexplorerDesktopExplor erdesktopoldWorkAre
    asOldWorkAreaRects


    Let me know if any of these help. I'd try the stretch to max, close with Ctrl held down since it takes two seconds and there is no down side. It worked for me and has held for over a year even though it's not supposed to.

    hth,

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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    One more program that advertises to maximize OE and IE Windows and make them stick and this one is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> so not much to lose with it:

    IE New Window Maximizer

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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    Thanks to everyone.

    So far, here is what I've found, and I'm running OE 6.

    I cannot find any way to cause the "Create Mail" option in OE to open the new message window maximized. What happens is that the window opens with the size set to what it was the last time it was closed. This is true whether I hold the ctrl key down while closing or not.

    So, the best answer seems to be to manually enlarge the window as much as possible (without clicking on maximize), and then close the window. The next time it opens it will return the to size you left it. This works for me.

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    Re: Maximized Send Window (W XP SP 1, Explorer 6)

    Chuck--

    In addition to the free maximizer I linked to, I keep coming across another way you might skin this window cat--shortcutting the window size. I saw it in searching yesterday, and it might have been mentioned in a link, but I ran into it today looking for something else.

    Thread on shortcutting the browser window size to remember it

    Open a Browser Window to A Specified Size
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    To make your application's windows open in Maximized mode rather than the "Normal" mode, do the following:

    For Desktop icons:

    1. Right mouse click on the icon you generally double click to open your program.

    2. Select Properties from the resulting menu. (Use your index finger and click once on the left button.)

    3. In the Properties window that opens, the Shortcut tab should already be selected. If not click on it.

    4. There are 4 fields in the Properties Shortcut window. The last one says Run. There you will click on the little black down arrow at the right end of the field.

    5. From the resulting menu, select Maximized. Once you've clicked on Maximized, it will appear in the Run field replacing the previous Normal window text. If you select Minimized instead, then whenever you use that shortcut, it will open the program, but it will immediately place it on your Task Bar, minimized.

    To change the Quick Launch buttons, Start Menu buttons, or the Programs menu shortcuts, you will locate them in their respective positions and again right mouse click and select Properties following the same procedure as above.

    There are two exceptions to these instructions that you cannot alter.

    1. The executable Internet Explorer icon (blue "e") on your desktop and

    2. hyperlinks.


    You can make the change to the IE icon in a round about way, but it takes a bit more work.

    First you will want to remove the executable icon from the desktop using TweakUI located in your Control Panel (START-SETTINGS-CONTROL PANEL). If you don't have it, you can locate it on our Software page.

    Next you will want to create a new shortcut on the desktop for IE. (Make sure you have no program windows open when you do this...you need to be able to see your Desktop.) Simply go to START-PROGRAMS-INTERNET EXPLORER, right mouse click and hold, then drag it to your desktop and let go of the button.

    From the menu that appears, click on "Create Shortcut(s) Here."

    Once the new shortcut appears, you can perform the instructions above.

    Links will always respond by opening IE in "Normal" mode[/i].

    -----Thanks to Jim from A-Helping-Hand@yahoogroups
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