How do I start programs as a maximized window?

Question

When I go onto the internet, my home page always comes up minimized. It didn't used to and I have looked everywhere to find an option to correct it. I have not purposely changed anything. Is there some way that I can change this so that when I get on the internet it comes up maximized? Please advise.. Thanks

Answer

This question was answered on April 20, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I copied the following instructions from the Windows Help file You can find the same files by clicking on Start then clicking on Help These files are very useful in learning tips and tricks in all versions of Windows.

To start a program as a taskbar button or as a maximized window:

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu

Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced

In the Start Menu folder, find the shortcut to the program you want to start, and then click it

On the File menu, click Properties, and then click the Shortcut tab

In the Run list, click Minimized if you want the program to open as a taskbar button, or click Maximized if you want the program to open as a full-screen window

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Posted by Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 20, 2002