Windows Minimized

Recently, using Windows95, I downloaded and started using Netscape Communicator 4.7.  Now when I open a new page it always comes up minimized.  If the new page opens quickly clicking on the box to maximize the new page the window enlarges but the page information does not.  How do I to tell Windows/Netscape to load up all windows Maximized?
oldslowpokeAsked:
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cjoshuavCommented:
This one has me stumped.  If you click on a link in Netscape and select
"Open in New Window" does that window open minimized as well?

Often times a browser will "remember" the size of the window from the last time you exited the program.  Try Maximizing the window, opeing a new link with "Open in New Window," maximize that window, then close both windows using the Exit command.

Joshua
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rayt333Commented:
If you have any netscape windows minimized on the task bar then open a new window it will open at the smaller size. So if you want the new window to open maximum size then make sure all open windows are maximum, and also make sure they are maximum before you close them because like Joshua said the browser remember the last size it was.
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AST99Commented:
Try this...

Maximize the Netscape window and then hold down the SHIFT key. While holding the SHIFT key, click on the X button and close Netscape. Release the button and launch Netscape again and see if that works.

Best of luck

AST99
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trekie1Commented:
I dont know if this would have anything to do with problem but it mite,  click on my computer and at top click on view,then options.  check and see if browse in the same window is checked
win95 has a problem remembering this
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cbuttonCommented:
I don't know if this is related or not, but I am also having a problem with Netscape 4.7. The three button on the right end of the title bar seem to get mixed up. Maximize doesn't always work. Sometimes theMinimize button changes to a Maximize button. Sometimes if Netscape is minimized and I right click on it in the task bar (at the bottom), only Maximize is available, not Restore.

Sometimes when it comes up it diappears completly, but the Task List shows it as running.

Eudora sometimes acts similarly.
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trekie1Commented:
you mite find answer to problem on this page
http://help.netscape.com/faqs/nav3x.html
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oldslowpokeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.
I think that I have tried everything but nothing has fixed my problem.   cbutton may be right, it may be in Netscape 4.7.  However, I should clarify things a bit...
Most of the time when I open a new URL it comes up maximized but not always.  When I use my bookmarks and open from there the new page is always minimized.  Something else that I remember,  I was loading new software several weeks ago and I was given a screen to select
"open windows minimized", "open windows maximized."   I have been unable to find where I saw those options.  This may be a clue and I do not know what I selected.  Thanks
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SunBowCommented:
Try it with a different user?
I suspect a registry setting involved, and NetScape at least used to do profile settings by user.
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oldslowpokeAuthor Commented:
Thanks SunBow, I will give it a try... nothing to lose.
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SunBowCommented:
Sorry i haven't eaten yet, gotta run out.  But with time a reg search  on netscape may help.
If it is a real bother, I'd go for a different browser, or at least trash/fresh install this one.
But, 'tis interesting curiosity, would rather see it better debugged since it is likely to snag us all again some other day.
Unsaid in a long time, NetScape ver3.0 is the best one.  I haven't heard that in a while, but may be true, I don't think I can test any more (I do run up to 4.5 on wintel when not stuck on ie).

there are so many new ways to open browser windows now.  Some webServes you pop-ups, USUALLY along with another button on the task bar.  A hate when they chain like that, and the number of additional popups is also getting ridiculous, whether on task bar or not.

I have assumed you are distinguishing normal windows from these advertisements etc. foisted on us.
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oldslowpokeAuthor Commented:
To SunBow,  yes it is the normal windows and not these advertisements etc., that are bothering me.  I run with JavaScript disabled and this cuts down on some of the ads.  I agree that the older versions of Netscape were the best.  I just wish  I still had my original copies of Netscape v 3.xx, I would sure reinstall it.  On the subject of using a different browser, I have just installed Opera. If it is any good and I learn it I may just stick with it.  I will not go back to ie, I am not a big fan of Bill Gates or his corporation. Thanks
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SunBowCommented:
I've had problems/issues w/ all browsers. Too much what I don't want, not enough of what's needed.  With NetScape, I've had problems when 3rd non-32 bit apps run. But it is so much easier to navigate, and bookmarks are easier.  I'll do IE, and have an upgrade 'in progress'.  
While I like modern IE cut/paste better, I mainly choose due to company policies.
Although, our default WinNT brings up an IE ver that cannot get thru the firewall for the 'proper' IE upgrade.
Have you thought on running Mosaic?  It is/was free, and although unsupported, is the basis for which all wintels are developed.  I'm tempted to check back on its status myself.  For v2, it had better printing for my uses. IE still misses borders & chops words. I have not tried Opera yet.
Gossip now aside, I'll revisit the prob. to date after caffeine.
btw: Given steady increase in Linux deployment(s), what's the browser choice there?  I have not done in about 6mo, but at the time the version levels of NetScape were higher than on my wintel fwiw.
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Given: "Most of the time when I open a new URL it comes up maximized but not always", the best clues can come from finding what is different about a URL that does the 'not always' part.
And, where I can get away with it, I maintain prior versions somewhere, either two cpus, or two HDs w/ multiboot seems to work out better.
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IMHO, one reason NetScape may have so-called lost browser war, is too many upgrades (increasing likelihood of questions such as this) and lack of support.  My 1st copy of v2, for ex, goofed up the fonts, and there was no help from the company despite their acknowledging receipts of eMail and online forms --- other than knowing you can go back to prior version, wait for one with higher number, then try it. Their response was more of "it is now recorded" (somewhere).
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rayt333Commented:
SunBow
"one reason NetScape may have so-called lost browser war"

They lost it because they thought they had the best browser (and they did) so they sit back and did nothing, IE was playing catchup, and it not only caught up but passed Netscape by, If only?????

I am a Netscape fan myself but I'm afraid it all over except for the FAT lady to sing, Maybe when Ver 5 gets released (it's in alpa right now) things will change but I'm not holding my breath
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SunBowCommented:
rayt333,
a) proper answer to downfall, viewing four M$ trials is that a competitor went from innovator to leader to bully to criminal.
b) I would also blame both for going too cutesy, forgetting/neglecting practical home usage.  Changing config and terms and plugs and links, should I communicate or navigate and how come I can't see the PDF anymore; too much for movie, radio, sound, TC, and other fancy stuff that practical surfers just do not have time and modem speed for. More attention to keeping some simplicity and concern for general non-gaming use could have kept them in game, IMHO. So now we're stuck with all these ads and hacks for personal info.
c) Right, the lady has not sung.  I am not up to date, but have heard of this browser and that, like another one to compete with AOL, but the Linux bandwagon did not dissipate, it continues a momentum, and including free NetScape browser with free Linux may bring them back i the game their old way.  I won't count them out just yet, and M$ continues to lose in courts, so IE cannot remain a sure bet.
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oldslowpoke,
I ran an NS 4.5, looked at preferences, and saw no similar option. I 'thought' the menu for start page had at least a checkbox for starting in a maximized state, but cannot find it.
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rayt333Commented:
Right click on the shortcut for Netscape, and click properties, then click on the shortcut tab, in the window where it says "run" choose the size you want it to open at.


Is this what you was wanting??
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SunBowCommented:
oldslowpoke,
Can we assume nothing else involved? Like multiple browser instances, eMail or form window, etc. just one window from one url to another?
Maybe it is windows phenom of remembering a prior state (see relevant entries Feb4th).
If launched from icon, select icon properties and you have option to run maximized window.
Try maximizing windows before closing. (It remembers that last one up to bat). Followed by soft shutdown (allow Win to finish updating things it is sometimes forgetful about).

How many different ways can you 'launch' netscape? Is this standalone PC (nothing on a server for config setup?). This is Win95, right?

Try to find a way to rephrase that is less random.  Perchance something on file extension? Try eXplorer, click on an .htm, on an .html and see if same results.  Before throwing it out, you can try removing the extension defn from windows, maybe define these extensions as text to NotePad or WordPad. Not fun, I agree. But it may show something.
Or remind me, if this drags on and we don't all move on, that it may be time for me to update my browser(s) as well.
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SunBowCommented:
Sorry rayt333, I cut mine in pieces, didn't mean to redo your right-click. I'm wondering if it is simply related to bookmarks only. But to have it look random, I think your Feb 4 post was best guess for that.

oldslowpoke,
I reRead your first entry, can you reconfirm? Does the netscape browser itself always take up the entire screen?  If so, some of us are heading at wrong angle (me anyway).
"but the page information does not"
- makes it look like we can forget the M$ pieces of windows. It now sounds more like nested window capability, allowing multiple windows inside of one.  I vaquely remember a NetScape version that did that.  My recent experiences that have any similarity are more related to being on a different machine, different pixel & font layout.
My first netscape v2 did something screwy like that with unusual fonts.

What NS choice did you install- communicator, navigator, composer etc. maybe some of your screen is reserved for something else to show? Can you minimize the webpage while the browser is still maximized?

Find a BookMark that you can depend on to not work the way you want. (maybe any will do). Now Edit Bookmarks. Edit Properties. Look. Anything there about window size? (if so  you should look for the default for making new ones). My NS 4.5 does not have. I had a 4.8 on linux a while back but cannot recall.

So, PLZ confirm, does the browser really take up the whole screen, but you are asking why this or that webpage does not fill the same area?  
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oldslowpokeAuthor Commented:
rayt333 you hit the nail on the head.  I went to the shortcut made the changes and SHAZAM!!  BOOM !!!
Now everything loads up full screen.  To all thanks.
SunBow, the computer is a stand-alone.  I always loaded Netscape from a shortcut, did not know there was any other way!  Netscape did load up full screen, always.  It was just that I had clicked the wrong darn button when I created the shortcut.  I sure appreciate all the help and suggestions.  Keep up the good work.
rayt333 I tried to give you the points but I keep getting an error message. I will keep trying.  Looks like the site is real busy tonight.  And again thanks a million.
Now I will post another problem that I have with getting a SCSII drive to work in my PC.
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rayt333Commented:
Right click on the shortcut for Netscape, and click properties, then click on the shortcut tab, in the window where it says "run" choose the size you want it to open at.
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