How to get my browser to be maximized when opened?

Question

I would like to know if it is possible to make settings so that any web page that I open will open maximized? I have WinXP Home Edition.

Thank you,

Steve Douds

Answer

This question was answered on March 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The default behavior for Internet Explorer is to open at the same size it was at the last time it was closed While the default does apply in many cases it's not always consistent Try the following workaround.

Open a single Internet Explorer window to the smaller size

Drag the corners of the window until it completely fills the screen Do not use the maximize button to enlarge the window

Hold down the Ctrl key, keep it depressed, and using the mouse click File and then Exit on the menu bar Do not use the "X" in the upper right corner to close the window

Internet Explorer should now open in a full window

If it still opens to a smaller size repeat the above instructions, substituting the "Shift" key for the "Ctrl" key

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2004