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Internet explorer desktop shortcut

When I copy shortcuts form my IE favourites to my desktop as Icons, no matter what I do when I click on them I have to maximise the window.

Can anyone help with way to make it maximised by default.

any ideas?
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This has bothered me for years too. Sometimes opening ie then either dragging to full screen or maximizing then close it right away should do it.
Rob MinersCommented:
If you right click on your shortcut and select Properties and then Web Document, you will notice that the address is associated to URL.


URL: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm#

Then you really have no control over the size of the Window that opens. Even resizing the window, closing out it will revert back to the way it was.

But if you create a Shortcut named AMI Bios Beepcodes on the Desktop with

Target:            "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm#

Start in:      "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"

then you can set

Run:      Normal window

To create the shortcut right mouse click on the Desktop and select New then Shortcut

and then paste this into the location of the item:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm#"

click next and then paste AMI Bios Beepcodes as the name for the shortcut

then click finish, you will be able to size the Window.


If you keep a text file with "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" as a template and copy and paste the address after

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" it wont take long to create your shortcuts and saves a lot of typing.

The address and name can be copied from the original shortcuts and pasted into your template.

You may also want to change the Icons or you will end up with a lot of big blue E's.

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