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 found on the Control menu. 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. The Restore button and the Maximize button will appear interchangeably on the title bar of a window. For example, if you maximize a window, the Restore button replaces the Maximize button and you can then minimize or Restore a Window. If you restore a window, the Maximize button replaces the Restore button.
The buttons and commands work as described here.
Click the Maximize button, or command, to enlarge the window. A maximized window fills your entire screen, hiding any of the desktop in the background.
Click the Minimize button, or command, to reduce the window to a button on the taskbar.
Click the Restore button, or command, to return a window to the size it was before it was maximized
To maximize, minimize, or restore a window with the mouse, click the appropriate button in the title bar of the window. To maximize, minimize, or restore a window using the Control menu, follow these steps:
Sizing a Window's Borders
At some point, you'll need a window to be a particular size to suit your needs. For example, you might want to fit two or more windows on-screen at the same time. You can drag the window's frame, or border, to change the size of the window. A window's border appears only on a restored window, not on a maximized or minimized window.
To use the mouse to size a window's borders, follow these steps: