Windows 7 is an improved version of Windows Vista. It has many unique features and the performance also is way better than vista. It has a new docking feature which helps you in managing applications or documents. You can now ‘dock’ a window and change its size with one mouse click or a simple keystroke.

How to fit a window to one half of the screen horizontally in Windows 7?

If you want to dock your window on one half of the screen, drag and drop it with the help of mouse to the left or right and it will change its size to fit that half of the screen.

Keyboard Short Cuts: Press Windows key + LEFT Arrow to dock to Left of Screen

Press Windows key + RIGHT Arrow to dock to Right of Screen

How to maximize a window?

At the home page double click the title bar of the window or drag and drop the window to the top to maximize it.

Keyboard shortcuts:

Windows key + UP Arrow key to maximize the window

Windows key + DOWN arrow key to restore the windows to its original size.

How to maximize a window only vertically?

  • First of all place the cursor at the top or bottom border of the window.
  • The cursor changes to resize on borders.
  • Now double-click the border to maximize the window vertically while keeping the same width.
  • Now repeat the action to again adjust the windows to its original vertical length.

Keyboard shortcuts:

Windows key+ shift + UP arrow to maximize the window vertically

Windows key + shift + DOWN arrow to restore the windows vertically.

Related reading: Windows screen flip.


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