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size of windows opened with a desktop shortcut icon

By tigger51 ·
How do I make my web pages open full screen when opening them from a desktop shortcut icon?

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You don't...........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to size of windows opened wi ...

That's a built in 'feature'. Opening web pages from a shortcut on the desktop will always use a default set of window controls and changing them is not an option, or at least it's not an option that I've ever been able to find a solution to. It's been this way since 'the beginning of time'.

If you want full screen, start the browser normally, maximize it if you need to, then use favorites/bookmarks to get to the page you want.

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Can Too.

by Kingbackwards In reply to size of windows opened wi ...

You can't set launch options for a HTML shortcut. But you can for an executable shortcut.

You will need to pass the web page as an argument on the shortcut. lets say www.google.com

Make a copy of your web browser shortcut.
Rename it, so you know what it links to.
Right click and go to properties.
In the "Target:" field after the last quotation mark put a space and then type the URL you want to visit.
So it may look something like this:
[pre]"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" www.google.com[/pre]
Then under the "Run:" drop down, select "Maximized"
Click Apply/OK.

Just be aware that with firefox, it will open the link in a new tab if you already have it running. I'm fairly sure there's an option to change that. However, doing that kinda defeats the whole point of "tabbed" browsers.

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It works the same with IE

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Can Too.

Just thought I should mention that....

it would look like
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.google.com

I change the icon back to the original site's icon also, that way I don't have a bunch of "IE" icons on the desktop...I find it easier to identify them by icon instead of by the name.

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