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Is there a way to make Internet Explorer launch in "maximized" mode all the time ?

thanks in advance

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How to Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode
To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode, click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK
iexplore -k page
where page is the Web page address for the Web page that you want to appear when Internet Explorer starts. If you do not specify a Web page in the Open box, Internet Explorer opens your start page. Note that the Web page that you specify can be a Web page on the Internet, on your computer, or on another computer on the network.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Microsoft Web site, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k www.microsoft.com in the Open box.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located in the My Documents folder on your computer, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k "c:\\my documents\\example.htm" in the Open box.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located on another computer on the network, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k \\\\server\\share\\example.htm in the Open box, where server and share are the network server and share on which the Web page is located.

Probably, but are you willing to mess w/ your registry?

IQ70 said: [Q]How to Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode
To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode, click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK
iexplore -k page
where page is the Web page address for the Web page that you want to appear when Internet Explorer starts. If you do not specify a Web page in the Open box, Internet Explorer opens your start page. Note that the Web page that you specify can be a Web page on the Internet, on your computer, or on another computer on the network.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Microsoft Web site, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k www.microsoft.com in the Open box.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located in the My Documents folder on your computer, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k "c:\\my documents\\example.htm" in the Open box.

To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located on another computer on the network, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k \\\\server\\share\\example.htm in the Open box, where server and share are the network server and share on which the Web page is located.

Hey, that's pretty slick. Now I know how the libraries and schools do that.

You can also toggle full screen mode by hitting F11...it won't start that way each time though.

It's just quite annoying having to maximize IE everytime it starts.
Hey, if there's a way to tweak the registry, I'd do it.

Speaking of "tweak", I wonder if that program still exists and if it offers this option.

I'll have to do some research.

do you want fullscreen or just maximized. if you want maximized you should be able to open IE, maximize it and hold ctrl and click the 'x' to close it. when you reopen from now on it should be maxed. actually if i dont hold ctrl it works too. thought i head that somewhere though. if you have it as a shortcut you can right click and goto properties and choose run maximized from the drop down.

Oops, I did mean maximized, not full-screen.

And yes, making IE a shortcut does allow you to right-click and choose properties and then
change "run" to "maximized".

Thanks, that's the answer. I could never figure out how to do this.

All you have to do is start IE, then use the sizing arrows to make it the size you want..you CANNOT use the maximize button, IT WILL NOT WORK. Once you get it sized right, shut it down. It will reopen sized to the size you saved it at. There is a registry hack to do the same thing, but you don't have to mess with it. Just close it at the size you want (after sizing it with the arrows) and it will always reopen to that size. There is a bug that doesnt save it right if you maximize the window though.

Banshai said: [Q]All you have to do is start IE, then use the sizing arrows to make it the size you want..you CANNOT use the maximize button, IT WILL NOT WORK. Once you get it sized right, shut it down. It will reopen sized to the size you saved it at. There is a registry hack to do the same thing, but you don't have to mess with it. Just close it at the size you want (after sizing it with the arrows) and it will always reopen to that size. There is a bug that doesnt save it right if you maximize the window though.
huh? there is no bug for me. if i have IE maximized and i close it, then when I reopen it it will be maximized. Not sure what your problem is but it works for me on Win2k.

also, the trick that DirkDIggler mentioned with the shortcut works fine for me. opens maximized everytime no matter what size it was when i closed it.

What he's saying is that if you manually adjust the window size and exit, IE will remember the setting and open up the same way. Say you have it set to open at 1/2 screen. If you manually extend it to full screen and save, next time it will open full screen. If it's set at 1/2 and you use the maximize button to extend it to full screen, when you close and reopen it will still be at 1/2 screen. IE has had that bug forever.

I serviced a Win98se machine last night and resizing the window, then exiting does not work.
Next time it opens very small again. I tried it quite a few times. On this machine I did not
try the "open maximized" trick mentioned previously in this thread.

Didn't there use to be a "save setting during exit" on previous versions ?

Also, the "open maximized" thingy still doesn't work when remotely opening a browser window through
an email link or even a webpage link. It seems to always open in a minimized mode.


I found a couple of programs that might help.

[Q]Robert H. and a few others recommended a program called AutoSizer. From the web site:

" Using AutoSizer, you can set windows to automatically maximize every time they?re opened ... works with almost any program ... stays running in the system tray. "

AutoSizer

Many users suggested IE New Window Maximizer:

" ... Automatically maximize new Internet Explorer and Outlook Express windows ... hide close all IE windows with a user-defined hotkey ... can open new IE windows and automatically have them sent to the background ... also capable of closing popup windows. "

IEMaximizer


japaninator said: [Q]I found a couple of programs that might help.

[Q]Robert H. and a few others recommended a program called AutoSizer. From the web site:

" Using AutoSizer, you can set windows to automatically maximize every time they?re opened ... works with almost any program ... stays running in the system tray. "

AutoSizer

Many users suggested IE New Window Maximizer:

" ... Automatically maximize new Internet Explorer and Outlook Express windows ... hide close all IE windows with a user-defined hotkey ... can open new IE windows and automatically have them sent to the background ... also capable of closing popup windows. "

IEMaximizer




Having another program running just to maximize a window? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif" border=0>




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