IE6 New window staying minimized

By thewolfe ยท 10 replies
Nov 19, 2003
  1. IE6 New window staying minimized

    Just today any new window I open in IE starts minimized. I can't even click on it in the taskbar to open it.

    I have to right click on it and click on Maximized.

    Any ideas?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Right click on the Icon, and under Run Mode make sure it is selected Normal. If it is set to Minimize, it will go to the task bar, so take a look at that.
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Thanks for the post.

    This didn't just happen with icons but anytime I went to a new window while surfing the net.

    I used Restore Point and I'm back to normal.
  4. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    My Mates PC does this..

    Couldn't compare spec's could we?

    Easiest way of sorting it (knowing common factors)

    Windows XP SP1
    AMD 2100+ I think
    GF4 Ti4200
    Audigy 1
    PC2100 DDR
    Rest like Mouse + Keyboard is standard stuff...

    Anything similar mate?
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes, it is because when a new window opens, it is calling upon that task and everytime it loads it is minimized. But since you got it all sorted out with the resotre point, I'm glad it's all better.
  6. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    It's back..........IE starting minimized in Task tray again.

    Any ideas?
  7. nmavro73

    nmavro73 TS Rookie

    Same happend to me

    I started today trying to disable windows messenger. I finally found out when i right click and pick open in new window i see it minimize in the middle of the screen. i have to double click on it to open it.It does not happen if i click file-new window.
    i dont think i ll use explorer till i find out what it is..
  8. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Is the window opening, but just not full (Maximized)?
  9. nmavro73

    nmavro73 TS Rookie

    it is not actually is minimized in the middle of my monitor.i only see its bar.i have to double click to maximize
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Sometimes a screenshot can make it easier to see what's happening.
  11. sze187

    sze187 TS Rookie

    found this on another website, it worked a treat for me.....

    "I am missing something here. You say you can manually maximize it, but can you manually
    grab the edge of the window with your pointer to size it? In other words, if you
    put your pointer on the bottom edge or bottom corner of your window, do you get the
    double arrow that allows you to size the window?

    Try this:
    1. Launch IE. (If it's already open, close it down first and relaunch it.)
    2. Right click on a link and choose "Open in New Window"
    3. Close the first window
    4. Resize the second window if you can. If not, maximize the second window.
    5. Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and click the "X" at the top to close the window
    IE should be completely shut down now. Relaunch it and see if it works."

    Good luck
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