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Computer help please!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by simoncc, 22 Aug 2007.

  1. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    I've had some problems with my computer which I fixed in the normal way, but I have a slight problem. Whenever I click on a link, it opens in a small window, not a full one like it did pre-problem. Anyone know how to change this?
  2. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    Resize or maximise the window then close your browser. It should 'remember' its size when you re-open it.

    You may need to close the window by opening the file menu, press and hold the control key and click close, just to make sure the window settings are saved.
  3. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    What Faz says should almost certainly work. Otherwise you'll need to let us know your operating system and which web browser you are using.
  4. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Unplug it and drop the monitor out of the nearest window -oh hang on, wrong instructions :biggrin:
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Maximise it won't work.

    You need to have only one window open. Drag it to the top left of the screen. Then go to the bottom right of the window and drag it to the opposite corner, so that it fills the screen. Then when you close it you should get any new window opening in the full screen.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sounds like you need to reverse the polarity of the global power matrix.
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    you're right. the correct instructions would be unplug windoze pc and drop it out of the nearest window…
  8. Now now boys! :biggrin:
  9. OP

    simoncc New Member

    I'm grateful for the serious replies, although they didn't work.
  10. col

    col Veteran

    Just tried making the window bigger ,by getting the double arrows over each edge and widening, mine was opening small too,and it worked,when i open one now its full screen.
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I think, don't quote me, that somewhere in intenet tools or a.n.other place, that you can set to open full screen or small window, I sometimes get the net opening small, don't know why, don't think I've touched ought but it's only a click of the mouse when I start up so not too bothered
  12. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    What operating system are you using and which browser (and version) are you having the problem with?

    If you're using Internet Explorer, it saves the window size in a registry key. If you're confident using regedit, delete the key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainWindow_Placement and close regedit. Start up Internet Explorer, resize to the desired dimensions and the close it again. The Window_Placement key should be recreated with the new dimensions.