sorry to bump this back - but i wanted to end with one simple thought:
both the Windows Photo Gallery and IE are viewer applications - you view photos or you view webpages.
Their first and foremost function is displaying of content - in a window. In Windows.
Im glad to hear (according to bruce) the ie issue has been fixed. Still never heard a word about the biggest offender which is photo gallery (viewer) 640px smallest width.
*and kudos to IEteam for using C9 to provide info back without forcing people to use Make a wish, or some other feedback submission tool.