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IE 5.5 positioning problem

By Fizzoid ·
I have a machine running Win95B and IE 5.5 and when the IE window opens, it displays a maximised window, but is in the bottom right of the screen. It minimises and can be repositioned, but when ever it's maximised, always goes back to the bottom right area of the screen, so you loose all the right hand side of the window. I've tryed reinstalling IE, but no change. Could it be a registry setting somwhere? All other windows are fine. I've also tried messing about with the screen resolution, but to no avail.

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by Ann777 In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

Open IE and resize it according to need.

Then close with the File --> Close option.

Then re-open.

It should open just the way you last closed it. The problem with using the little "x" in the upper right hand corner, is that it does not save the screen size/positioning. File --> Close should save it.

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by Fizzoid In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

It doesn't actually cure the maximised problem. You can more or less make it full screen and it opens where you save it, but it still maximises off screen.

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by rdunn In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

In IE, try this:

Click on 'Tools' > 'Internet Options.'
Click on the 'Advanced' tab.
Click on 'Restore Defaults.'

Hopefully this should fix it. If not, I believe I can locate a registry entry that will do it...

Good luck!
Rob

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by Fizzoid In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

This only restores secutity settings, automatic IE updates etc.

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by rdunn In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

Try this fix from MS, it worked for me...!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q194759 (remove any spaces from the link before you paste into web browser address bar).

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by rdunn In reply to IE 5.5 positioning proble ...

hehe - I forgot the article was so short, I could just put the summary here in TechRepublic:

To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to remove the following Internet Explorer registry values, and then restart your computer:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\window_placement

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\oldWorkAreas\OldWorkAreaRects

Last Reviewed: 10/17/2002
Keywords: kbenv kbprb KB194759

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