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Chapter 1. Mousing, Menus, and More > Using your mouse, do these things

Using your mouse, do these things

Move the window

Position the tip of the pointer anywhere in the Title Bar (except in one of the little boxes). Press the mouse button down and hold it down; while the button is down, drag the mouse (this is called press-and-drag). The "outline" of the window will move as you drag. Let go of the mouse when you've repositioned the outline, and the window will move to that spot.



Now try this: Position the tip of the pointer anywhere along the outside edge of the window, then press-and-drag. This technique will also move any window you'll ever find on the iMac.

If it doesn't work, it's probably because you don't have the very tip of the pointer positioned in the right spot.

Resize the window

Position the tip of the pointer in the little Size Box in the bottom-right corner of the window. Press-and-drag—don't let go! As you drag the mouse around, you see an outline of the window changing size. When you let go, your window will resize and will stay that size until you change it again.



Another way to resize a window very quickly is to position the tip of the pointer in the Zoom Box, in the upper-right of the window (see the illustration). Click once, a single click, right in that little box and the window will zoom larger or smaller, depending on whether it's already small or large.

(If you clicked and your window disappeared, it's because you accidentally clicked in the Collapse Box, which is just to the right of the Zoom Box! Click once more in the Collapse Box to show your window again.)


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