Adjust the default size of windows


Changing the size of a window sets the default size of subsequent windows you open for that particular program or folder. For example, if you're using WordPad, and you want all of your document windows to open to the same size, you can resize one document window, and then any document windows you open later will be the same size.

Watch this video to learn how to adjust the default size of windows (1:17)

To resize a window

  1. To change the height, point to the top or bottom window border. When the pointer changes into a vertical, double-headed arrow Picture of a vertical arrow that indicates the window height is ready to be resized, click the border, and then drag it up or down.
  2. To change the width, point to the left or right window border. When the pointer changes into a horizontal, double-headed arrow Picture of a horizontal arrow that indicates the window width is ready to be resized, click the border, and then drag it to the right or left.
  3. To change the height and width at the same time, point to any window corner. When the pointer changes into a diagonal, double-headed arrow Picture of a diagonal arrow that indicates the window height and width are ready to be resized, click the border, and then drag it in any direction.

Note

  • You can't resize a window that's minimized or maximized.