Q: internete explorer 8 opens in a minimized window

upgraded to IE8 yesterday.  When I open it to my home page, it is in a minimized window.  I can click the maximize button in the upper right and it is fine but when I close it and reopen later, again it is minimized.   How do I set the preference to open in a maximize window.



Hello granitemountain,

I suggest you reset your Internet Explorer settings.  To use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature from Control Panel, follow these steps:

  1. Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer (if it is running).

click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imageType the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:


The Internet Options dialog box appears.

  1. Click the Advanced tab.
  2. Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
  3. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.
  4. Start Internet Explorer again.

    Additionally you can use the link below to assist you in scanning your system for spyware and viruses.

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Virus scan help


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