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1.24.4: Window Management

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    Windows 10 has several features that make it easier to multi-task and work with multiple windows at the same time.

    Windows Display options

    Windows organizes every running application into its namesake- windows. Windows may overlap each other. Windows 10 provides many ways to size your windows accordingly. The top right corner of every running window provides display options of minimizing the window, resize window/maximize the window, and close window/. Minimizing a window removes the window from view. It can be returned to its current view by selecting the running application in the taskbar. Maximizing a Window makes it Fullscreen. The resize feature returns it to an open running window. Closing a window removes the program from active memory.

    Windows Snap

    Windows Snap allows you to resize windows quickly and display two windows side by side. To perform Windows Snap, click and drag the desired window to the left or right until the cursor reaches the edge of the screen, then release the mouse. The window will snap into place. To unsnap a window, simply click and drag the window down If you have more than one window open when snapping, you'll be able to choose a window to snap to the other side of the screen automatically.

    Windows Flip

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    Windows Flip can be used to switch between open windows. To do this, press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard, then press the Tab key. Continue pressing the Tab key until the desired window is selected.

    Displaying the Windows 10 Desktop

    Sometimes, a user can have so many windows open at once, they have trouble finding their desktop! To quickly see your desktop, click the bottom-right corner of the taskbar to minimize all open windows. You can do click the bottom right corner again to restore your windows (which were minimized) to their current location. In addition, there is a keyboard shortcut to do this. Simply press the Windows key clipboard_ee885dfde0ab0a739023b8f0f405f5e2a.png and the letter “D” on the keyboard to toggle between your open applications and the Windows Desktop.


    1.24.4: Window Management is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Nick Heisserer.

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