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Chapter 5. Windows Survival Guide > Dealing with Windows - Pg. 47

Windows Survival Guide · 47 To quickly change to a window, click its button in the taskbar (the bar at the bottom of the Windows desktop). See "Juggling Programs with the Taskbar" in Chapter 8, "Running and Juggling Programs," for details. · In Windows 98 and later versions, clicking a program button in the taskbar when the program's window is in front minimizes the window. You can click the program's button again to redisplay the program window. · If you can see any part of the window, click it to move it to the front of the stack. · To quickly arrange the windows, right-click a blank area of the taskbar and from the shortcut menu that appears, choose one of the following options: Tile Horizontally, Tile Vertically, or Cascade. With Cascade you can see the title bar (at the top) of each window. Click inside a title bar to move the window to the front. · To close a window (and exit the program), click the Close button (the one with the X on it) located in the upper-right corner of the window (see Figure 5.3). Figure 5.3. You can control each window individually. · To make a window take up the whole screen, click the Maximize but ton (just to the left of the Close button). The Maximize button then turns into a Restore button. To return the window to its previous size and shape, click the Restore button. To shrink a window, click the Minimize button (two buttons to the left of the Close button). The minimized window appears as a button on the taskbar. Click the button on the taskbar to reopen the window. · To resize or reshape a window, place your mouse pointer in the lower-right corner of the window, and when the pointer turns to a double-headed arrow, drag the corner of the window. · To move a window, drag its title bar. (You can't move a maximized window because it takes up the whole screen.) ·