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Windows 7: Window maximizes by dragging to top.

27 Jan 2009   #1
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Window maximizes by dragging to top.

It seems by design in Windows 7, a window will maximize if dragged to the top of the display. It seems to work, but I would like to say I don't really want it to do that. I move windows to the top of my display all the time just to use all the available space so I do not like it maximining if I go a little too far. Double clicking the bar should be easy enough without this feature.

I do see it shows what will happen before you turn loose of the window, but it will still be a nuisance to me.


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28 Jan 2009   #2
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

The action has been praised, on this and other sites. But I operate in a similar fashion to yourself.
I find it a great hindrance. I could see no useful purpose for it, with several other "maximise" methods being available, and have filed it as a bug.
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28 Jan 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saltgrass,

Just out of the tutorial oven for you.

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Jan 2009   #4
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Thanks Shawn. I,ve never looked in the "ease of Access" centre, right through its lifetime. (Appalling huh!)
That's solved one of the real irritations I had with 7.
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28 Jan 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Dave. I thought that there had to be a setting somewhere for it. LOL
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28 Jan 2009   #6
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn, found it. I looked in Help and Support but it is a bit limited right now . I guess I need to go through the Ease of Access section and see what else might be there.

The same type of action would be useful to me if the window would expand vertically only, since I have a 16x9 screen, too much real estate is lost with a vertical and horizontal expansion.

Or, expand vertically but maintain the window height and width ratio, so the width doesn't take the whole screen.
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28 Jan 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Saltgrass.
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28 Jan 2009   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
The same type of action would be useful to me if the window would expand vertically only, since I have a 16x9 screen, too much real estate is lost with a vertical and horizontal expansion.
Grab the title bar or bottom till you get the double ended pointer (to enlarge the window) and drag to the top or bottom of the screen and the window will become the full height of the screen.

Gary
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28 Jan 2009   #9
AGlobalThreatsK

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Grab the title bar or bottom till you get the double ended pointer (to enlarge the window) and drag to the top or bottom of the screen and the window will become the full height of the screen.

Gary
Yep I love that feature I use it all the time. I also like how if u just simply drag a window to the left or right side all the way until ur mouse hits the edge of the screen, if you let go your window will be displayed on 1/2 the screen. You can then drag another window to the opposite side and do the same thing, and you will now have a 50/50 display with 2 windows. These features are easy to use and work great.

I also agree that double clicking the top of the window is the easiest way to maximize it.
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29 Jan 2009   #10
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AGlobalThreatsK View Post
I also agree that double clicking the top of the window is the easiest way to maximize it.
But... its not as pretty :P

Honestly, its a feature for the casuals. They usually simply dont know small tricksies like double clicking the title bar to maximize. Giving them a visual cue that they will very likely come across at some point during their PC usage is way better. Heck, I'm a power-user, and I totally forgot you could double click to maximize till a friend of mine reminded me. I personally prefer having a visual cue and confirmation for what I'm doing. Its a matter of preference I guess.

Either way, nice find that you could turn it off :P
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