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    Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    Recently IE6 has taken it upon itself to open a new browser window as a blue bar situated in the top right hand corner of the display. I have to maximise it manually. I have searched through Tools/Internet Options but can find no fix. Any ideas anyone?
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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    How did you "I have to maximise it manually"?

    By hitting the maximize button or by dragging the sides to the size you want? If the the first method, then that is the problem.

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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    Thanks for the response. I hit the maximize button. I have also dragged the window to its appropriate size but nothing seems to make it revert to its previous behaviour of opening maximized or near-maximized. What do you mean by "then that is the problem".
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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    I don't claim 100% solution that will work in all cases-I wish I knew it--I don't know a regedit or a magic script or command to fix IE window size and Dave knows and has seen all the proposed solutions--what I do when a window size misbehaves is to:

    1) Manually stetch to the size I want

    2) Then close from the "X icon" in the upper right corner, while holding the Ctrl key.


    It doesn't require closing all browser windows like some of the tips for this I've seen. This works a high percent of the time for me. Manually resizing seems to be crucial when it works.

    Dave likes to close from File--you can try them both and factor in the Ctrl key as a wild card--some use the shift key. Phil R. has his ways. If there were a foolproof way I think R2 , Dave, Phil, Jefferson any of the mods might have found it by now. We all read a lot of suggestions from time to time.

    Here's an article from the gentleman who helps run the labs for Ziff Davis which includes PC Magazine and Extreme Tech and they are surrounded by around 100 long time Windows users who are veteran authors. I notice even the esteemed Windows pundit Mr. Rubenking is not making guarantees with this mystery. Neil J. Rubenking has been writing great tips articles on Windows and IE for years for PC and Ziff Davis publications and many others and this article is very current:

    "Cure IE's Window Size Amnesia" by Neil J. Rubenking, PC Magazine August 3, 2003

    Neil Rubenking "Cure IE's Window Size Amnesia" PC Mag August 3, 2003

    1) Close all IE windows and launch the browser again. (That I don't like doing because I always have a lot open and I don't want to close them--particularly if I'm researching the answer to something here or for work. ( I can use History for links, but it's a time consuming annoyance to get them all back open--particularly if we're talking a lot of them.)

    2) Rt. click on any link and choose "Open in New Window." Interesting he wants them closed and doesn't want to try it with Ctrl+N or File>New>Window. He wants the browser closed first.

    3) Resize the secondary window to the size you want for all secondary windows.

    4) Hold down the Shift key and click the X icon in the upper right.

    5) Set the remaining window to the size you want IE to have when initially launched, and close it in the same way.


    You could give these a try and let us know. I used to think I had the answer and proudly posted it only to have people fire back that it didn't work.

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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I tried them all but to no avail, unfortunately. I'll scout around and if I fix it I'll post back. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>
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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    The trick is, after resizing the secondard window by dragging, to close the original window first, then the secondary window. IE, for reasons known only to its programmers, remembers the size and position of the last secondary window closed.

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    Re: Open in new window sizing problem (IE6)

    Brilliant! It works a treat. Thanks Miz. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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