IE6 new windows opened are minimized.

By Sgriccia ยท 6 replies
Dec 12, 2003
  1. In IE6 when I right click to open a link in a New Window the new window opens as a very, very small title bar. I would like it to open it the same size as the parent frame.

    I think I need to edit the registry, but I am unsure where or what to change?

    Any and all help would be apprieciated with this annoying problem.

  2. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    much easier, no registry editing needed:
    resize it manually, to the size you want it to be, then hold down shift and click the X to close the window. then the next time it'll be back to how you wanted it.
  3. Sgriccia

    Sgriccia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for tip, but no luck. Tried your idea a number of times and even shutdown IE. Maybe I need to reboot after trying your suggestion.

    I have Windows 98 if that makes any difference and I am up to date with all Windows Updates for Win98 and IE6.

  4. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

  5. Sgriccia

    Sgriccia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Krugger. I hope you read this. The link explained it a little differently than you. I needed to close the first window before closing the NEW 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."

    Thanks for you help.

  6. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    interesting... i never needed that step, but perhaps it's b/c i have XP vs 98. well, i'm glad it worked, that's always a frustrating thing that MS should've made much easier to work with.
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Download the Avant Browser from

    This is an overlay over IE. It has multiple tabbed windows. It is much faster than IE and does exactly what you want.
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