Moving and Sizing Windows

Learn all about moving Windows XP windows and sizing Windows XP windows in this free lesson.

Sizing windows

Sizing windows is slightly different from minimizing, restoring, and maximizing. Note: You cannot size a window if it has been maximized.

To change the size of a window:

  1. Hover the mouse pointer over any corner of the window. (You can also place the pointer over the borders of the window.)
  2. The mouse pointer changes into a double-headed arrow.
  3. Click and hold down the left mouse button.
  4. Drag the arrow out or in to make the window larger or smaller.
  5. Release the mouse button when the window is the size you want.
Double-headed arrow

Make sure the mouse pointer changes into a two-headed arrow before you try to size the window.