Technically, no. When you double-click a clip, it will appear at pretty much the same size, right in the center of the interface.
My solution, however, is to open the Clip Monitor and then leave it open, off to the side. (I have a dual-monitor computer, so I can move it away from the rest of the interface if Id like.) As long as it remains open, it will remain in the same spot and size as you double-click to open other clips in it.
Just a supplemental observations
There are certain actions even in the project that remains open that will close the opened, sized, and positioned Project Window.
1. If you go to dual monitor system, typically the program does not remember the dual monitor setup when the project is saved closed and reopened.
2. If you use the project without a dual monitor system and save close project with the Preview Window open, sized, and positioned, when you re-open the project, the Preview Window is gone and would need to be reopened, sized, and positioned again.
Many thanks to you both (Steve & ATR). Help appreciated.