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Off center browser
Greybeard Apr-05-02 08:34 AM
While surfing last night, I stumbled into on of those sites with pop-ups coming so fast you can't turn them off before the next pops up. When I did catch up with them, my browser window (IE 5.0)was half off the screen. Now, if I'm in 'restore'I can drag the edges out to fill the screen, but as soon as I maximize it, it jumps to the right..That is, the left side frame of the browser window runs right down the center of the screen & the right half is off the screen..How do I get it back????

1. RE: Off center browser
lbyard Apr-05-02 11:13 AM
In response to message 0
"Grab" the very top of the window with your mouse and drag it. Larry

2. RE: Off center browser
Greybeard Apr-05-02 01:35 PM
In response to message 1
Thanx Larry, but that's the first thing I tried. It won't drag 'maximized'.

3. RE: Off center browser
lbyard Apr-05-02 02:16 PM
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Oh well, then right-click the very top of the window with your mouse and choose Restore. Larry

4. RE: Off center browser
Greybeard Apr-05-02 04:55 PM
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Hmmmm,,, I can do that, and then stretch the window to full size, or I can hit 'F11' for full screen, but if I hit the maximize button it pops right back over to the side... Strange..
Incidently, I've been checking your web site out for more than a year for advice & new's.. I'm running an SMC7004ABR that I originally heard about here... keep up the good work & thanks again.

5. RE: Off center browser
lbyard Apr-05-02 05:28 PM
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And you have an ABR that is working just fine? Cable or DSL? Larry

6. RE: Off center browser
Greybeard Apr-07-02 08:00 AM
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So far it's working fine. Using Cable (Roadrunner). I'm not sure about network settings or exactly how firewall works, but I'm real happy with being able to share the cable connection and the printer. My wife is constantly on Yahoo games using the cable & I had been using a free dail-up. Using two, soon to be three, older computors. Main one is AMD K6, 300 mhz Windows 98, the other (with the off center browser) is Pentium 2, 200 mhz, W95. It took me about an hour and a half to get the first one up & running, maybe 20 minutes for the 2nd, once I figured out what I was doing. The third is also P2, 200mhz, W95. I'm thinking about trying Linux on it, so I'll probably be back here in another forum.(am I in the wrong forum now?)
My browser, by the way, is still off center. A tech at work says that something in my registers got changed while those pop-ups were flying all over the screen.

7. RE: Off center browser
lbyard Apr-08-02 12:13 PM
In response to message 6
See if this helps: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q194759. Copy and paste the enire URL. Larry

8. RE: Off center browser
Greybeard Apr-08-02 10:19 PM
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Ok!!??!!.. I went to microsoft support, (the above link) could not find the cause or cure, so I went to 'downloads' & downloaded & installed IE 5.5.
Opened up 5.5, maximized it and it was still 1/2 off the screen! I then went into 'Tools / Internet options / Advanced' & clicked on "Restore defaults". Then, with the Taskbar in Auto-hide, I stretched the 'restored' window out as far as It could go. Then clicked the 'Maximize' button & held my breath.....Voila!! It stayed put!! Right smack dab in the center like it's supposed to. It must have been holding my breath that did it 'cause I did all that other stuff before downloading 5.5. (Except the auto-hide, any connection there?)
The last time I booted (before 5.5) as Windows was opening, I saw an error message about a line missing from a file, but didn't have time to catch it all before Windows came up. I suspect it was something that happened when I was trying to catch all those pop-ups, or something from the site itself....Do you have a line on a good Pop-up Killer?
Thanx yet again,

9. RE: Off center browser
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-08-02 10:34 PM
In response to message 8
Look for one at www.downloads.com

10. RE: Off center browser
tracywald Jun-05-02 08:36 PM
In response to message 0
This also happens because IE looses the screen res. With an IE Window open change your screen res ( like from 1024x768 to 800x600 ) and then back. The maximized window will end up back where it belongs.


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