"Always Maximise" setting in XP?
I realise that this trivial enquiry is below the mental horizon for the bright minds I see contributing to this excellent site -- but having stumbled over you all:
yes! I need this! I like my windows big. I have a big monitor and I want to take full advantage of it.
Well, if it's a shortcut, right click on it, go to properties and change the run box to Maximized.
There's a free program at http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/ that can automatically resize any window that you want when it's opened.
Thank you all for your helpful advice. Setting "Run" to Maximise seems to work for all except IE itself. Its Properties Menu doesn't allow for a Run entry.
IE opens in the last state it was closed in. You can probably figure out the registry key it uses to save that info, then set it to read-only.
IE does not always close in the last state it was closed in. There are MANY complaints on the internet about IE refusing to stay maximized. IE likes to be nearly maximized. I don't know why. Apparently, the IE designers thought "maximize" window button looked cooler than the "restore" window button (with two overlapping windows)..?
I fully agree with that last, this has got to be the biggest failing of IE. For example, even when my IE shortcut is set to always maximise, opening a link in a new window will result in an 'almost-maximised' new browser window. Can anybody fix this glaring flaw?
you can use a program called Autosizer
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