Minimized windows on new weblinks

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  1. TomVols

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    Whenever I click on a link that requires a new window to be opened, the window is minimal and I have to double click or maximize to make it normal size. How do I change this feature? My elderly mother wants to use this PC that I'm giving to her as a gift and I want to make it as simple as possible.
     
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    Download Firefox on the comp and set it to open new links in new tabs.
     
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    Trotter is correct, downloading Firefox is indeed the solution to any IE problem. I use IE maybe once every 2-3 months now.

    Firefox has an extension to open a page in IE if you need to. Tabbed browsing is the best.
     
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    Where can I get it? Will my mother be able to use it? She's green to computers.
     
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    Be sure to get the extensions NoScript, FlashBlock, and AdBlock.

    Oh, and BBCode Xtra... for obvious reasons...
     
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    Thanks for the reminder Trotter
     
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    De nada, mi amigo.

    In Christ,
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    Okay, back to the original question: how do I change this setting?
     
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    Dunno - I don't use IE ;) .
     
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    Try this. It can be tricky and may not work the first time. (I'm sure there's an easier way, but I haven't found it.)

    Open IE and manually resize the browser screen until it's almost maximized. Quit, then reopen and go to a page with an external link. It should open almost full screen.

    Good luck.
     

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