Lesson 01 | 06 of 10

Maximize Minimize And Close Buttons

In computing, the title bar (or title bar) consists of that part of a window where the title of the window appears. Most graphical operating systems and window managers position the title bar at the top of the application window as a horizontal bar.

Default title-bar text often incorporates the name of the application and/or of its manufacturer. The name of the host running the application also appears frequently. Various methods (menu-selections, escape sequences, setup parameters, command-line options — depending on the computing environment) may exist to give the end-user some control of title-bar text. Most web browsers will render the contents of the title HTML element in their title bar, often pre- or postfixed by the application name.

In many graphical user interfaces, including the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows interfaces, the user may move a window by grabbing the title bar and dragging.
The "X" closes the window. The "Box" maximizes the program, making it full screen. If it's already maximized, it looks like a box on top of another box. If you click it in that state, it will make your window smaller. It is best practice to work with your document window maximized. Finally, the little "_" is the minimize button. It reduces the current window to a Taskbar button. Clicking the button on the Taskbar restores the window to its former state. In order to re-size a window, you need to be sure it's in a "normal" state, and not Maximized. If your Maximize button is a single box, then you can re-size. If it's a double box, click it and it will turn to a single box. Then to resize your window, just hover your mouse cursor over an edge or corner of the window you want to re-size. It should turn into a double-arrow. Just left-click, hold and drag till the window is the size you want.

Finally, here's a hint for all you first time re-sizers: If you resize using a corner (preferably not the corner with the min, max, and close buttons) you can resize both height and width at the same time.