How to Use Aero Snap to Maximize and Restore Down a Window in Windows 7
This will show you how to use Aero Snap to Maximize and Restore Down a Window by using Drag and Drop in Windows 7.
Of course you can still double click on the Title Bar, or click on the Maximize/Restore Down button, to maximize or restore down a window.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS: NOTE:On multiple monitors, continually pressing a keyboard shortcut combination below will have the active window snap to the side and scroll in the direction of the arrow key through multiple monitor screens.
( = Windows-key, RA = Right Arrow, LA = Left Arrow, UA = Up Arrow, DA = Down Arrow)
On a Single Display
+ LA = Snap the current active window to the left side of the screen, or unsnap a window that is snapped to the right side of the screen.
+ RA = Snap the current active window to the right side of the screen, or unsnap a window that is snapped to the left side of the screen.
+ UA = Maximize the current active window to full screen.
+ DA = Minimize the current active window to the taskbar.
On a Dual Display
Active window on right display:
+ RA = Snap to the right on the right display
+ LA = Snap to the left on the right display
+ LA + LA (LA two times) = Snap to the right on the left display (change display)
Active window on left display:
+ LA = Snap to the left on the left display
+ RA = Snap to the right o the left display
+ RA + RA (RA two times) = Snap to the left on the right display (change display)
A) Left click and hold on the Title Bar of the window you want to maximize. (See screenshot below)
B) Drag the window to the top edge of the screen and drop (release left click) it. (See screenshot below) NOTE:You will notice a border pop-up around the borders of the desktop when you drag the window to the top edge of the screen. This is when you should drop the window.
C) The window is now maximized. (See screenshot below step 2B)
D) Double click on the unmaximized window's title bar to maximize the window.
2. To Restore Down a Window
A) Left click and hold on the Title Bar of the window you want to restore down. (See screenshot below)
B) Drag the window down to where you like it and drop (release left click) it.
C) The window is now restored down. (See screenshot below step 1A)
D) Double click on the maximized window's title bar from step1 to restore it back to it's default position.
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I have a lot of RDP windows that I run "Maximized" at lower resolutions like 1152x864. Whenever I drag them around the screen, they restore down, and once I can't really position them the way I want, since I have to maximize them to get them back (dragging the window to full size pops them back into the corner of my display as well).
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