FIX: A child window may open in the full width of the screen when you use the Window.Open method and you specify a window width that is larger than the width of the screen in Internet Explorer 6 SP1

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
Consider the following scenario. You use the Window.Open method to open a child window in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Window.Open method call specifies a window width that is larger than the full width of the screen. In this scenario, the child window may open in the full width of the screen.

This issue occurs after you install cumulative security update MS05-038. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
896727 MS05-038: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
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Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To enable this hotfix, you must modify a registry key. To modify the registry key, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. Right-click FEATURE_WINDOW_DEFWINDOWPROCSIZING, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. In the right pane, right-click iexplore.exe, click Modify, type 0 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 915113 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 16:42:23 - Revision: 4.0

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