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    Reducing size of window (All)

    I know I've seen this before, but have forgotten it.

    Suppose an arbitrary piece of software writes a window to your monitor which is larger than the physical screen, say it is too high and too deep. One way out is obviously to maximise the window, so that it occupies the entire physical screen, but suppose all you want to do is to move the top bar down and the bottom bar up by arbitrary amounts so that all two vertical and two horizontal extremes can be seen.

    The answer is...?

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    John,

    You can of course drag the screen to a size you want, but take a look at <post#=338446>post 338446</post#> that goes on about various ways to resize the screen.
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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Bob

    > You can of course drag the screen to a size you want

    No, that's the whole point of the question! I cannot get at either the lower or the upper horizontal lines, because they are both off the screen..

    Think of the physical monitor screen in landscape mode, and then superimpose an ordinary piece of paper in portrait mode on top of it. You can grab the right-hand-and left-hand side of the "piece of paper", but you can't grab the lower line or the upper line, because they're off screen!

    I read (rapidly!) through the multiplicity of posts you pointed at, but couldn't see anything applicable. From memory the solution is "some magic key-combination", but that shows you how good my memory is!

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Can you resize your desktop to a higher resolution so that you can see the the complete window? If so, you then may be able to resize the window to a smaller size and then reset your destop to your normal resolution.
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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    I see. I can't recall any key combo that wiil do that either.

    Is this at any particular program useage or is it at any time?
    The only thing that come to mind is the "auto image resize" option but that may be only for IE?
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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Try typing Alt-Space to get at the system menu. Use the arrow keys to select Move and then use the Arrow keys to move the window so you can grab the corners, finally type Enter to exit this mode.

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Stuart

    YES, that's the one! Thanks! (And to everyone else for their suggestions.) All I have to do now is remember this next time...!

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    You coming down with "Sometimers" also?

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

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    Sometimers?

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Sometimers is an alternate name for oldtimers disease, sometimes spelled altzheimers.

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Aaah!

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    Re: Reducing size of window (All)

    Don't worry, you'll probably have forgotten this exchange of posts by tomorrow.

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