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You can use Snap to maximize a window, which makes it easier to focus on that window because of less distraction from other open windows.
Watch this video to learn how to maximize windows on the desktop using Snap (0:49)
To maximize a window
- Drag the title bar of the window to the top of the screen. The window's outline expands to fill the screen.
- Release the window to expand it to fill the entire desktop.
TipIf you use multiple monitors, you can drag a maximized window from one monitor to the other.
- Double-click the top of an open window just below the top edge. To restore a maximized window to its original size, double-click the top of the window again.
- On the taskbar, press Shift and right-click a taskbar button or a preview of an open window, and then click Maximize.
- If you minimize a window by pressing Windows logo key +Down Arrow, you can restore it by clicking its preview on the taskbar, or by pressing Shift and right-clicking the program’s button on the taskbar, and then clicking Restore.
- Snap might not work on some programs that have custom window behaviors.
The snapping feature is enabled when you move or resize a window with the mouse.
2. Snap window to the screen edges
Once this feature is enabled, windows will snap to each other or to the screen borders neatly, edge to edge, rather than block or cover one another completely. You’ll be able to align windows properly without having to reposition them constantly on the desktop, or hunt for the application you need behind other windows.
When you resize a window with the mouse, snapping allows you to quickly make two or more windows the same width or height.
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