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I'm just curious what causes the browser window to resize it self. For some reason
my browser likes to shrink,especially when it opens another window. Anyway to stop this???
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Internet Explorer "tends" to use the size and position of the last browser window you closed when you open a new browser window.

1) If you want a browser window to open to a specific size, then do the following:
Open only one browser window, set it to a certain size, and close that window. The next time you open a browser window it should return to that size, unless otherwise specified in the shortcut. This means that if you set a browser window size to Maximized or even Full Screen, and close that window, the next time you open a browser window, it will be the same size as when you last closed it.

2) You can't make hyperlinks on a web page open in a 'Maximized' or 'Full Screen' window, but you can make them open in a window that has been stretched to the maximum size (one that fills your screen).

Do the following. Open only one browser window. Position the window at the top left of your screen. Move your mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the browser window until you see a two-headed pointer. Press and hold the left mouse button down, and drag the mouse to resize the window. You should be able to resize the window to fill your screen. Now, close the window. If you re-open a browser window, or open a link in a new window, your browser window will now always fill your screen.

These methods aren't foolproof. Sometimes Internet Explorer doesn't "remember" window positions as it's supposed to. If you search the Internet there are some registry hacks, and freeware programs that allow more control over default window size and position, but I'm not going to recommend any.
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