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My son was messing around on my computer and somethings gotten fukt up. When I launch IE6.0 (i'm on XP), up comes my home page. The page is fine, full size. If I right click on a link and select "open in new window", the spawned window comes up a little larger than a postage stamp.

The question is, what do I do to make the new window spawn full size? I've been persisting with this for a few weeks and I'm sick of manually resizing the spawned window.
 

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Windows has a memory, it will reopen a window the same way you had it last. You can take the minimized window and drag the edges by holding your mouse arrow over the edge of the window until you see two arrows, then left click and hold the left button while dragging the window to the desired size. Now close the window. It will now reopen each time with that setting.

To keep Windows functionality correct, drag the window into a small position while the minimize button in the top right corner (next to the "X") of the window is selected and drag the window to a large position while the button is in the maximized position. Make sure you perform this procedure one at a time so that Windows will save each setting.

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start with only one window open
right-click a link/url then choose Open In New Window…DON'T maximize it!
go back and close the first window...you have to do this or it doesn't work
go to the new window and drag it to the size you want DON'T use Maximize button
close the window

hope this works for you
~Steve
 

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jim777 said:
These "get Firefox" answers don't help the original poster. It's like saying "buy a synth" to someone who says their piano is out of tune. ;)
The analogy makes no sense, since when you buy a computer with Windows it comes with IE. Most people don't use IE because they've carefully weighed the options. Most just use it because it came with Windows. Most people don't even realize there are alternatives out there.

If you buy a house and it comes with a crappy refrigerator, and you post on a forum about your problems with it, the people who have figured out that you can replace it with a better refrigerator will speak their minds.
 

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If someone asks how to do something with a particular application and you tell them to ditch the application and get another, you haven't helped them. That much should be self evident.

(And, your answer was "buy a Mac...")
 

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jim777 said:
If someone asks how to do something with a particular application and you tell them to ditch the application and get another, you haven't helped them. That much should be self evident.

(And, your answer was "buy a Mac...")
i was thinking of that as well. it won't help the guy especially since not everyone has money to just burn. he would be better off just re-imaging the thing. or saying damn, oil change again!!!! i gotta get a new car. whatever. the guy just asked how do i fix my issue and not what should i buy.
 

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While Shredmaster was right in replying with what he did (IE6 remembering window sizes) my recommendation to use Firefox was because it is a better browser than IE6 in general. More secure, better features, cross-platform, more customization, RSS support, etc.

No, you're right. Not the answer to problem, but certainly a good solution to future IE6 problems.

It would always be my recommendation to ditch IE6 as soon as possible. IE7 may be an improvement, but anyone pre-XP will be left in the cold.

Sorry, that's my opinion. Switching users to FF has saved me a great deal of time in regard to fixing crap that IE6 let through, SP2 or not.

If it were up to me, I'd get rid of Windows on my network altogether. And no, OSX isn't a viable solution, cost-wise.
 

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jim777 said:
(And, your answer was "buy a Mac...")
What you were objecting to were the "get Firefox" responses, so please don't try to change the story. Clearly the Mac/Linux part of my comment was facetious. If that wasn't clear then I apologize.

By the way, when a newbie visits our site with a complaint like "The TRSII trem on my RG370 sucks---how do I keep it in tune", how often is the response "Get rid of that thing and get one with an Edge!"? The only difference here is that Firefox is completely free. :)
 

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giannifive said:
What you were objecting to were the "get Firefox" responses, so please don't try to change the story. Clearly the Mac/Linux part of my comment was facetious. If that wasn't clear then I apologize.

By the way, when a newbie visits our site with a complaint like "The TRSII trem on my RG370 sucks---how do I keep it in tune", how often is the response "Get rid of that thing and get one with an Edge!"? The only difference here is that Firefox is completely free. :)
But, but the TRSII does suck. They should replace it. With Firefox. Oh wait..........:lol:
 

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giannifive said:
What you were objecting to were the "get Firefox" responses, so please don't try to change the story. Clearly the Mac/Linux part of my comment was facetious. If that wasn't clear then I apologize.

By the way, when a newbie visits our site with a complaint like "The TRSII trem on my RG370 sucks---how do I keep it in tune", how often is the response "Get rid of that thing and get one with an Edge!"? The only difference here is that Firefox is completely free. :)
If someone asks how you fix an issue with a particular thing and you tell them to get something else (when a fix is readily available), then you haven't helped them at all.

If someone asks you how to fix an issue with a particular thing and you tell them to get something else (when a fix is NOT readily available or worthwhile), you have helped them. It's that simple.

jim
 

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jim777 said:
If someone asks how you fix an issue with a particular thing and you tell them to get something else (when a fix is readily available), then you haven't helped them at all.

If someone asks you how to fix an issue with a particular thing and you tell them to get something else (when a fix is NOT readily available or worthwhile), you have helped them. It's that simple.

jim
Yes, we know, drop it already. Jesus let's not turn this into Slashdot.
 

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jim777 said:
I was responding to someone. If you have an issue PM me.
Well, no, if I have an issue, I can go ahead and post it here, in the subject thread. I don't have an issue, I was just stating that I think we've all made our points clear, and that it was getting ridiculous.

I didn't call you names, or flame you. So I'll just go ahead and post it here. Thanks for letting me know what to do though, I appreciate it!
 

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shredmaster said:
Windows has a memory, it will reopen a window the same way you had it last. You can take the minimized window and drag the edges by holding your mouse arrow over the edge of the window until you see two arrows, then left click and hold the left button while dragging the window to the desired size. Now close the window. It will now reopen each time with that setting.

To keep Windows functionality correct, drag the window into a small position while the minimize button in the top right corner (next to the "X") of the window is selected and drag the window to a large position while the button is in the maximized position. Make sure you perform this procedure one at a time so that Windows will save each setting.

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start with only one window open
right-click a link/url then choose Open In New Window…DON'T maximize it!
go back and close the first window...you have to do this or it doesn't work
go to the new window and drag it to the size you want DON'T use Maximize button
close the window

hope this works for you
~Steve
Steve, you are a phreakin' genius. I googled for hours trying to find a fix until I remembered what a smart bunch of guys hang out on jemsite.

I spent a good hour trying to get your fix to work. Each time I manually resized, closed the resized window and popped open another one, the problem was still there. It wasn't until I read the second part of your fix, closing the original window that things improved. Thanks a heap good buddy.

The last time I had problems with IE, I downloaded a bunch of different browsers, Mosaic, Opera and Linguini. It was like the same dull, boring Vanilla ice cream, just a different store brand.

I haven't tried FF but some of you guys seem really sold on it. Any idea's where I can download a copy?
 

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www.mozilla.org

highly recommended. you guys can also have your own "profiles", histories, bookmarks, etc. unlike IE without using multiple XP logins.

if you are new to "window managment" in windows use CTRL-SHIFT-ESC to get task manager. then in the Applications tab select a few programs then RIGHT click and select "cascade" from the pop menu :) ...glen
 

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beyblade said:
Steve, you are a phreakin' genius. I googled for hours trying to find a fix until I remembered what a smart bunch of guys hang out on jemsite.

I downloaded a bunch of different browsers, Mosaic, Opera and Linguini.
I'M SO GLAD IT WORKED!!! i was waiting to hear the outcome. nothing worse than a stubborn pc...well there are a few things that come to mind.....

mosaic? opera? linguini? now i'm hungry......mmmm....linguini !!!! fetuccini alfredo.......minestrone.........
have a good weekend.

steve
 
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