Ed Bott: Tip of the day: Instantly Maximize Any Window

Ed Bott: Tip of the day: Instantly maximize any window Cool! Ed Bott does these great little write ups on tips on using Windows better. Most of the time I read them and say, “yeah I knew that, old hat.” But every so often I’m surprised.

Today Ed posts on this very simple little technique of double clicking on the menu bar of an application to maximize a window and as crazy as it sounds I had no idea you could that. And all these years I’ve been moving my mouse over to the little box between the minimize and close buttons in the upper right hand corner of a window and clicking. I guess it really is true that you learn something new every day. Thanks, Ed.

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  1. Are you serious? I thought everyone knew this! I didn’t think I did it much until I installed Linux with KDE. KDE’s default behaviour when double-clicking the titlebar is to “shade” the window, ie minimise it to just the titlebar. This drives me mad, and it’s the first thing I change on a new Linux machine.

  2. Ditto. This even worked on Windows 3.x