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Unable to Maximize or Resize Internet Explorer Pop-Up Windows

This article was previously published under Q211068
SYMPTOMS
You cannot maximize or resize new Internet Explorer windows that are created or opened by a Web site. As a result, you may be unable to view some of the content in the new window (for example, if the new window does not display scroll bars).
CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the Web site uses the open method (window.open) in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) of the Web page with the resizable=no feature. Earlier versions of Internet Explorer ignored the resizable=no feature and allowed you to resize the new window. This problem has been corrected in Internet Explorer 5.5 and later.
RESOLUTION
To work around this behavior, follow the steps in this section.

NOTE: Some Web sites may include additional HTML code that prevents this workaround from opening the new window content.
  1. Right-click in the new window, click Create Shortcut, and then click OK.
  2. Close the new window.
  3. Open the shortcut on your desktop that you created in step one.
This procedure may open the contents of the opened window in a typical browser window that you can scroll, maximize, and resize.

If you are still having problems reading the contents of the newly opened window, contact the administrator of the Web site.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the open method, please see the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 211068 - Last Review: 08/27/2007 05:58:04 - Revision: 3.4

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