Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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The Windows XP Desktop
WIN 15
To Maximize and Restore a Window
Sometimes when information is displayed in a window, the information is not completely visible. One method
of displaying more content in a window is to enlarge the window using the Maximize button , so the window fi lls
the entire screen. The following steps maximize and restore the My Computer window.
1
Click the Maximize button on
the title bar of the My Computer
window to maximize the My
Computer window (Figure 1–17).
What happens to the Maximize
button on the title bar when I
click it?
The Restore Down button replaces
the Maximize button on the title
bar. You can click the Restore Down
button to return the window to its
size before maximizing.
My Computer
window is
maximized
Restore Down
button replaces the
Maximize button
My Computer
button is
unchanged
When a window is maximized, can
I also minimize it?
Yes. Click the Minimize button to
minimize the window.
Figure 1–17
2
Click the Restore Down button on
the title bar of the My Computer
window to return the My
Computer window to its previous
size (Figure 1–18).
My Computer window returns
to previous size and position
on the desktop
Maximize button
replaces Restore
Down button
What happens to the Restore Down
button when I click it?
The Maximize button replaces the
Restore Down button on the title bar.
Close
button
My Computer
button is
unchanged
Figure 1–18
 
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