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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Hi - I must have activated something yesterday while on my PC as everytime I open another window it opens as a small window which I now have to maximise. It didn't used to do this. Rep to anyone who can tell me how to get it back to how it was.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
windows 7? which version of IE?
#2
hi not sure if it will be the same on urs but on mine it depends on how i close the window, if i close it when its at full screen then they open at full screen but if i close them when there half screen they then open at that size if you get me, try closeing the window when its full screen then open a new one and it shud be big,
#3
If I remember I had a load of windows open in my task bar at the bottom of the screen that all merged in to one. I tried to split them out again by right clicking and then selecting tile. That put them all on the screen in smaller windows. I cancelled that but everytime I click on a link i.e. in hot uk deals when I click on an offer link the link opens as a small window within the main window that I then have to maximise. Not sure what version of windows it is. How can I tell?
#4
If you are clicking on a link and the new window is opening small, stretch it to full screen size by dragging the corners out - it does sometimes also work if you click 'maximise' (not the middle icon in top right corner but right click on the tab on taskbar). Anyway once its at full size close the original window and then click File-Exit to close the resized window. Dont close it with the red X. Should now be full size next time. If your problem is IE is small when you first start it then right click on the IE button, click properties, then under 'Run' change it to maximised. Simples.
#5
If you dont want all the tabs becoming 1 tab, right click the taskbar, click properties and uncheck 'Group similar taskbar buttons' Simples again!
#6
Press Windows key + R then type WINVER and hit enter to find what version of windows you have.

To solve the windows merging on your task bar, right click it then untick "group similar taskbar buttons" and hit apply/okay

and depending on your browser, looks like you have an option that says open links in separate windows...if you tell me what browser you have then i'll be happy to help you out!
#7
kingy58
If you are clicking on a link and the new window is opening small, stretch it to full screen size by dragging the corners out - it does sometimes also work if you click 'maximise' (not the middle icon in top right corner but right click on the tab on taskbar). Anyway once its at full size close the original window and then click File-Exit to close the resized window. Dont close it with the red X. Should now be full size next time. If your problem is IE is small when you first start it then right click on the IE button, click properties, then under 'Run' change it to maximised. Smples.



^^^^^this is most likely fix^^^^^
Another ting to try is click the windows button/all prorammes, right click in the Internet Explorer icon, select properties, then the shortcut tab and ensure that it's set to run 'maximised'. This is Windows 7, not sure if it applies to earlier versions.
banned#8
noodles1631;7077653
Press Windows key + R then type WINVER and hit enter to find what version of windows you have.

To solve the windows merging on your task bar, right click it then untick "group similar taskbar buttons" and hit apply/okay


and depending on your browser, looks like you have an option that says open links in separate windows...if you tell me what browser you have then i'll be happy to help you out!

Good tips.

Browser software being used would help ...............
#9
noodles1631
Press Windows key + R then type WINVER and hit enter to find what version of windows you have.

To solve the windows merging on your task bar, right click it then untick "group similar taskbar buttons" and hit apply/okay

and depending on your browser, looks like you have an option that says open links in separate windows...if you tell me what browser you have then i'll be happy to help you out!


Hi - I have just found out I am running windows version 5.1. Guess thats pretty old. The PC's 10 yrs old. Would appreciate some help with the small windows opening now you know which version Im running
#10
deek72
^^^^^this is most likely fix^^^^^
Another ting to try is click the windows button/all prorammes, right click in the Internet Explorer icon, select properties, then the shortcut tab and ensure that it's set to run 'maximised'. This is Windows 7, not sure if it applies to earlier versions.


Tried this but still opens in small window. It's an old version of windows im running though. 5.1
#11
Try what I suggested above. Isn't it more likely Internet Explorer 5.1? on Windows 98 or XP?
#12
kingy58
Try what I suggested above. Isn't it more likely Internet Explorer 5.1? on Windows 98 or XP?


Sorry I meant IE 5.1.

Ok tried your first suggestion which didn't work by maximising by right clicking and selecting it. This didn't work.

I then tried maximising by stretching the screen and this appears to have resolved it. Whenever i open a link it now appear as the size I stretched the window to. However this is not quite fully maximised. Any idea how I can ensure it is fully mximised. I couldn't stretch it any bigger by dragging. Thanks so far.
#13
Try this then:
1) Close all but one Internet Explorer window.

2) Right click on the taskbar and select Tile Horizontally (Vertically will work too I believe).

Your IE window should now be full screen.

3) Close IE using the "X" in the upper right hand corner while pressing the Shift key.

4) Next open a new IE window and any subsequent windows should be full screen.
#14
kingy58
Try this then:
1) Close all but one Internet Explorer window.

2) Right click on the taskbar and select Tile Horizontally (Vertically will work too I believe).

Your IE window should now be full screen.

3) Close IE using the "X" in the upper right hand corner while pressing the Shift key.

4) Next open a new IE window and any subsequent windows should be full screen.


It still doesnt quite give me a full window. I can tell because the middle box in between minimise and the red x has a full square showing. When i opened links previously the middle box showed one square sat behind another. I can also tell that it isn't quite fully maximised as I can see the drag options at one side of the window. Really appreciate your help
banned#15
just install the latest version of internet explorer. you must be he only person on the planet still using 5.1

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/internet-explorer/
#16
hi sorry for my late reply (a bit of CoD) right well, there's Windows Explorer (the thing that lets you view your folders/files etc) and theres Internet Explorer which is the thing you use to browse sites) Is it when you try and open folders that it opens its own window? if thats the case then the solution is-

Control panel - folder options - general tab - select "Open each folder in the same window" though this has nothing to do with mini/maxi

and that winver..shows you the Operating System On top it should tell you your OS Windows xxx etc..its nothing to do with IE. But to find your version of IE, open it up, and [Help - About] that tells you your browser version.

So just a quick question have you got IE 5.1 or is it your OS thats 5.1?
#17
noodles1631
hi sorry for my late reply (a bit of CoD) right well, there's Windows Explorer (the thing that lets you view your folders/files etc) and theres Internet Explorer which is the thing you use to browse sites) Is it when you try and open folders that it opens its own window? if thats the case then the solution is-

Control panel - folder options - general tab - select "Open each folder in the same window" though this has nothing to do with mini/maxi

and that winver..shows you the Operating System On top it should tell you your OS Windows xxx etc..its nothing to do with IE. But to find your version of IE, open it up, and [Help - About] that tells you your browser version.

So just a quick question have you got IE 5.1 or is it your OS thats 5.1?


HI - Tried your 1st point and 'Open each folder in the same window' was already selected. Just typed in winver and I have 5.1 Windows XP. My IE is version 8.0.
#18
Jumpingphil
So you seem to have the answer.

Have you tried what I posted in post #14 yet?


Thanks but your suggestion does not offer anything more than what has already been posted / tried. By adopting your technique the screen will never actually be a full size i.e. the button next to the white cross above should look like one window sat behind another.
#19
Jumpingphil
You were complaining that the screen was not fully maximised.
By doing what I said, you can drag the screen until it won't let you go any further.
You then have a fully maximised screen, which, in my case, is ever so slightly bigger than a normal maximised screen.


I think we will have to agree to disagree. Dragging the screen until it wont let you go any further does not (in my case) make it bigger than a normal maximised screen. Try moving a screen that has been maximised using the maximised button next to the white cross red background and see if it allows you. I suspect that it wont due it being fully maximised already :thumbsup:

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