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Lesson 2. Working with a Window > Sizing a Window with Maximize, Minimize, and ...

Sizing a Window with Maximize, Minimize, and Restore

You may want to increase the size of a window to see its full contents, or you may want to decrease a window to a button on the Taskbar in order to make room for other windows. One way to resize a window is to use the Maximize, Minimize, and Restore commands. If you use the mouse, you will use the Maximize, Minimize, and Restore buttons located at the right end of the window's title bar. If you use the keyboard, you can use the Maximize, Minimize, and Restore commands on the Control menu. The buttons and the commands work as described here.

Select the Maximize button, or command, to enlarge the window. A maximized My Computer window, for example, fills your entire screen, thus hiding any of the desktop in the background. Clicking the Maximize button of a program, document, or any other window enlarges it to fill the screen.

Select the Minimize button, or command, to reduce the window to a button on the Taskbar.

Select the Restore button, or command,to return a window to the size it was before it was maximized. (The Restore button and command are available only after a window has been maximized; the Restore button replaces the Maximize button in a maximized window.)


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