This program will automatically maximize new Internet Explorer and Outlook Express windows for you. It includes a function for hiding/closing all IE windows with a userdefined hotkey. It's also possible to open new IE windows and automatically have them sent to the background. The program is also capable of closing popup windows.
I just found out about another great utility that is donationware. It is called IE New Window Maximizer. How many IE user's out there find it infuriating when a window is spawned in an incorrect size? What about when IE doesn't behave correctly and opens child windows a different size than the default? I am forced to use IE 6 at work and run into these issues all the time. To resolve this issue, I have learned of this utility that forces all IE windows to open Maximized, even when defined to a different size by the page author. It also allows you to create rules for IE windows and to just manage the windows a bit easier.
Just imagine it...Your pop-up blocker fails to recognize the pop-up for whatever reason (or worse you don't have a pop-up blocker), yet you can close ALL spawned pop-ups from the same location instead of chasing that little close box. Best of all (though not so good for your blogging, mouser, I can't screenshot it working), it works seamlessly in the background. If you have to work with IE (or just prefer it), I definitely suggest this utility or one like it.
I have invited the developer to join (unless he is already a member and my search didn't turn it up properly). Hopefully we will see him soon.