web pages wont fill LENGTH of screen anymore

July 17, 2013 at 19:56:29
Specs: Windows 7
Web pages fill width of screen but not the length, I can maximize to get them to do that, but would prefer if when I opened a web page (even from a desktop short cut ) that the page would fill the screen. It used to work that way and I have NO clue what happened that it will not do it anymore! My husband is very frustrated with this new situation! :( Any suggestions as to how to get it back to where it was before? I have tried a few tricks to no avail ! Thank YOU !

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#1
July 17, 2013 at 21:13:44
Are you referring specifically to web pages, or do you mean your web browser? It certainly sounds like the latter, but I'll assist on both just in case.

If web pages: have you reset the zoom level? The command is Ctrl+0 (that's a zero) in most web browsers.

If the web browser: Maximize it then close it down. Open it back up from the shortcut in the Start Menu. It should reopen as Maximized, just as you left it.
-If it did, copy that shortcut to your Desktop to replace the old one there, and you're done.
-If it didn't, Maximize it again and close down. Now go open up the actual program executable, not some shortcut on your Desktop or Start Menu. For Internet Explorer, that's C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

If it's now Maximized just as it should, it means the shortcut(s) you use are the problem. Right-click the shortcut you use (whether it's on your Desktop or Start Menu) and go to Properties. On the Shortcut tab, find the Run combo-box. Set it to Maximized, Apply the changes, and then reopen that shortcut. Your program should be Maximized by default now.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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#2
July 17, 2013 at 22:14:20
It sounds like you don't want to maximize the browser window,
but just fill the screen from top to bottom with a "normal" window.
That is what I do. The proceedure Xps86 described should work
for normal windows, too. Instead of maximizing the window, open
the browser in ONE normal window (not more than one) and adjust
it to the size and position on the screen that you want, then close it.
The next time you use the same shortcut, the browser should open
in the same place.

If the problem is that the window doesn't reach quite all the way to
the bottom edge of the screen, leaving a gap of just a few pixels,
then that may be due to the "snap to edge" feature. Just move the
edge of the window to the edge of the screen slowly and in a couple
of small steps instead of all in one big movement, and Wndows will
let you put the edge of the window wherever you want, rather than
snapping it to the edge of the screen.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
July 17, 2013 at 23:48:38
" (even from a desktop short cut )"
Right click on the shortcut, select Properties, in Run: click on the button on the right hand side & select > Maximized.

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#4
July 19, 2013 at 17:45:38

when I r-click on the shortcut, then select properties.there is nothing that says RUN.. I guess I must not have the same kind of system :( but thanks for trying. I am getting very disgusted with this situation. Almost more than my husband is!

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#5
July 19, 2013 at 17:49:20
This didn't work for me as I can't find the "RUN" on the shortcut tab. Guess I am just plain stupid. thank you for trying. I am fairly new to lot of this and don't quite 'get' some of the jargon. Being old is not fun either! Thanks for trying Guess I'll just have to take the laptop into a repair shop for this.. :(
This part makes NO sense to me at all...."If it didn't, Maximize it again and close down. Now go open up the actual program executable, not some shortcut on your Desktop or Start Menu. For Internet Explorer, that's C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

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#6
July 19, 2013 at 18:11:05
"when I r-click on the shortcut, then select properties.there is nothing that says RUN.."

Here you go.

http://i.imgur.com/g3w7vWQ.gif


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#7
July 19, 2013 at 18:23:14
here are the tabs that I have when r-clicking the shortcut..then properties General - Web Document = Security -Details - Previous versions. not at all what your example shows.. :( Thank You though

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#8
July 19, 2013 at 18:26:35
Try other shortcuts & tell us if they are correct.

We will then know whether it is all your shortcuts or only the one.


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#9
July 19, 2013 at 18:29:40
it is all of the shortcuts.. I am using GOOGLE not GOOGLE CHROME I bet that is what the difference is in the tabs on the Properties.. ??

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#10
July 19, 2013 at 18:34:26
"General - Web Document = Security -Details - Previous versions"
That is not a shortcut window.

This what a shortcut looks like. It has an arrow on it.
http://i.imgur.com/dRXqavN.gif


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#11
July 19, 2013 at 18:40:36
To make things easier for us, screenshots of what you are clicking on please.

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots in windows 7
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-use-s...
http://www.windows7home.net/use-sni...

Upload them to a site of your choosing or, all can be done with this. I use Imgur.com for images & load.to for files.
Image Uploader
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://zenden.ws/imageuploader_ru
How to use
http://i.imgur.com/mWxzNlv.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ODCCcPf.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zalhLtW.gif


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#12
July 19, 2013 at 18:47:06
way out of my league now. Think I am just going to have to adjust myself as to this is the way things are and will be until I get this to a repair shop. As I said, I am an old person, don't understand a Lot of this and am getting very frustrated. I say "Uncle" Thanks.... though

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#13
July 25, 2013 at 06:11:18
there is no best answer for me as any of the above did not help my cause ! Sorry ! Problem will be resolved tomorrow at repair shop!

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