> Thank you all who answered. In this case Google was my friend.
> This works.
The property of a *shortcut* to use a maximized window is a "hint" to
the application to open its window maximized to whatever is the current
size of the screen. The application doesn't have to open its window
maximized. It's just a hint or request.
That ONLY works if you use a shortcut to start the application (any
application, not just IE). However, if IE is started as a child
process, like clicking on a URL link in an e-mail, the properties of the
shortcut is not used. After all, you have an unlimited number of
shortcuts to the same application. Which one would get used? Why would
any of them get used since some other process loaded IE as a child
You would need a windowing manager that will control the size of windows
based on either the titlebar for the window or the process that owns
that window. Or you could use one specifically designed just for IE:
(Never used it so have no experience with it. Just found it by
searching on "window manager" at Softpedia and selecting Freeware
licenses and then selecting "Softpedia Pick".)