Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!


  1. Posts : 90
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       #1

    Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!


    Hello
    I am fed up with Edge since the last unwanted Edge update last week. Tried to use MS Explorer 11 (is that the latest?) but cannot open anything in full page.

    Before all these changes if a page opened smaller all I did was to expand it by dragging corners to full screen and when I went in later it remained so. Now whatever I do it will not remain full screen! Is this something MS has altered recently?

    I was using Edge until the last update which was automatic ( I usually am told before so I can not update it). The reason I wanted Exp 11 is because prior to the Edge update if I needed to put a page into my own desktop favs folder rather than bookmark it in Edge then I just scrolled down to 'more tools' which gave me the option of opening in Explorer and I could rightt click to my favs. This option has now disappeared in Edge 'more tools' option.

    Being in my 80s I have always used my laptop with Classic Shell which I find easy for me.

    Has anyone any real answers on how to use Explorer 11 keeping the pages full size all the time?

    Thanks everyone

    Moggie

    - - - Updated - - -

    Meant to add I run Windows Version 1903 I think! It was updated last Nov 19
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  2. Posts : 11,590
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #2

    Moggie,

    I found a rather strange nine-step solution that I tried out and it worked.

    The procedure is in Don Varnau's 18th Nov 2017 post in
    How to change initial size of new window automatically [IE11] {Don Varnau's procedure} - MSA
    and here it is broken down into individual steps -

    1 Close all IE windows before you start

    2 Open IE11 and go to a webpage that has a hyperlink to another webpage in it because you'll need it for step #5

    3 Drag the window edges to fill the display without using the maximise button or any WinKey+[Left/Right/Up/Down]Arrow combinations
    4 Check that the 'Maximise' button still appears in the top-right corner Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!-maximise-icon.png and has not tripped into being the 'Restore down' icon Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!-restore-down-icon.png. If it has tripped, go back to step #3.

    5 On a hyperlink on the webpage, right-click & select 'Open in a new window'.

    6 Drag the window edges of the new window to fill the display without using the maximise button or any WinKey+[Left/Right/Up/Down]Arrow combinations
    7 Check that the 'Maximise' button still appears in the top-right corner Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!-maximise-icon.png and has not tripped into being the 'Restore down' icon Explorer 11 - will not open in full page!-restore-down-icon.png. If it has tripped, go back to step #6.

    8 Close the first IE window by clicking on the X in the top-right corner of the IE window

    9 Close the second IE window by clicking on the X in the top-right corner of the IE window

    IE should now always open in this max state.

    I only bothered trying this solution because Don Varnau had posted it.
    - Don Varnau has a track record of highly competent contributions to forums.
    - His endorsement persuaded me that it was not a ridiculous idea.


    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 22 Jun 2020 at 12:46.
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  3. Posts : 4,413
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       #3

    Try3 said:
    I found a rather strange six-step solution that I tried out and it worked.
    The procedure is in Don Varnau's 18th Nov 2017 post in How to change initial size of new window automatically [IE11] {Don Varnau's procedure} - MSA
    Good call!
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  4. Posts : 90
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Fantastic - sorted!! Have been trying for weeks to do this. Used the link you gave me and started going thru my favourite sites one by one and they worked - moreover..................after fixing the first 2 sites using this method the other 30 favourites now automatically opened correctly without me having to do each one individually!!

    Thanks

    Moggie
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  5. Posts : 11,590
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #5

    moggie said:
    ... started going thru my favourite sites one by one and they worked - moreover..................after fixing the first 2 sites using this method the other 30 favourites now automatically opened correctly without me having to do each one individually
    Moggie,

    Yes. All hyperlinks should now open IE in this way because it's an IE setting not a setting within each Favourite. [The use of two windows in the fix was merely a procedural necessity rather than any implication that each Favourite was behaving independently.]

    I also continue to use IE as my main browser where I can - many websites no longer work in IE and this is becoming more & more commonplace.

    What I like about IE is that I can save any page's address as a Favourite, i.e. as a .url file, and can then move those links around in File explorer to store them wherever I want.
    - I have learnt to do the same using Firefox browser but it's a bit awkward. I have to un-maximise the Firefox window then drag the padlock it shows in its address bar & drop it onto a shortcut to my Favourites folder that I keep handy on my Desktop.
    - I can also drag n drop them onto a 'Favourites' "Taskbar Toolbar" but this method is slightly temperamental. I always end up looking in the Favorites folder afterwards to check if it has been done correctly.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 90
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks Denis and everyone fo your help
    Moggie
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  7. Posts : 2,313
    Windows 10
       #7

    IE 11 and the older versions have been the same for 25 years, nothing has changed.

    Maximise or size the IE Window, or double click the title bar, then Exit with CTRL (hold) and the cross top right.
    Then when opened again it will remember.

    You may have to do this for several instances of IE 11. Depending on how you use IE 11.
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  8. Posts : 11,590
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #8

    Helmut said:
    Maximise or size the IE Window, or double click the title bar, then Exit with CTRL (hold) and the cross top right.
    You may have to do this for several instances of IE 11. Depending on how you use IE 11.
    Helmut,

    That suggestion has apparently been known to work in some cases.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 22 Jun 2020 at 14:11.
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