Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop

    Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop

    Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop

    How to Use Aero Snap to Maximize and Restore Down a Window in Windows 7
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    How to Use Aero Snap to Maximize and Restore Down a Window in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to use Aero Snap to Maximize and Restore Down a Window by using Drag and Drop in Windows 7.
       Tip
    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)
       Warning
    Aero Requirements to be Enabled in Windows 7
    NOTE: If Aero is not enabled, then Aero Snap will not work even when turned on.
    • Aero is not included in Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter editions.
    • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
    • 1 GB of system memory
    • A graphics card with support for DirectX 9 graphics with at least 128 MB of memory.
    • The graphics card must support Pixel Shader 2.0 and the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).
    • The computer display color depth must be set to 32 bits per pixel.
    • Desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options needs to be enabled (checked) in Visual Effects.
    • The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
    • Refresh or update your WEI score. You will need an WEI score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.




    Here's How:
    1. To Maximize a Window
    A) Left click and hold on the Title Bar of the window you want to maximize. (See screenshot below)
    Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop-restore_down.jpg
    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.
    Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop-drag_to_top.jpg
    C) The window is now maximized. (See screenshot below step 2B)

    OR

    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.
    Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop-maximized.jpg
    C) The window is now restored down. (See screenshot below step 1A)

    OR

    D) Double click on the maximized window's title bar from step1 to restore it back to it's default position.
    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 1,027
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    That is cool now I don't have to click on the button anymore. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 71,559
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #2

    You're welcome Mansrm81. I do like these new user friendly features that Microsoft has added to Windows 7.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 x86
       #3

    Is there a way to disable this feature?

    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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  4. Posts : 71,559
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #4

    Sorry Sean, none that I know of.
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Beta1 7000 Build
       #5

    Woooo thanks Brink. This is an awesome feature.
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  6. Posts : 71,559
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #6

    You're welcome JumboWumbo.
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