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Javascript Open a Window Full Size (Mazimized)
The Javascript open function does not support opening new windows maximized, but it does support opening opening windows at a certain size. The problem being that Netscape and Internet Explorer do this differently and not all versions of all the browsers support the sizing on the open command so we need to double up and resize the window again once its opened.

This function accepts a URL to display in the window and the logical name of the window, if a window with that logical name is already open it will be brought to the front. The function returns the handle to the window.

function f_open_window_max( aURL, aWinName )
{
   var wOpen;
   var sOptions;

   sOptions = 'status=yes,menubar=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,toolbar=yes';
   sOptions = sOptions + ',width=' + (screen.availWidth - 10).toString();
   sOptions = sOptions + ',height=' + (screen.availHeight - 122).toString();
   sOptions = sOptions + ',screenX=0,screenY=0,left=0,top=0';

   wOpen = window.open( '', aWinName, sOptions );
   wOpen.location = aURL;
   wOpen.focus();
   wOpen.moveTo( 0, 0 );
   wOpen.resizeTo( screen.availWidth, screen.availHeight );
   return wOpen;
}
Tested on Browser OK
IE 5 Y
IE 4 Y
 

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