General Maximize Window in Windows 11


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You can maximize a window in Windows 11 to "fit to screen" or "fill the screen" with the window.

When the window is maximized, you can restore it back to its original size and position when wanted.

This tutorial will show you different ways to maximize an open window for your account in Windows 11.


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Option One

Maximize Window using Keyboard Shortcut


1 While the window is in focus, press the Win :win: + Up arrow keys.




Option Two

Maximize Window using Double Click


1 Double click/tap on the title bar of the window. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Maximize Window using Drag to Top


This option requires Snap to be turned on.


1 Drag the window by the title bar to the top of the screen until you see the acrylic blur fill screen animation in the background, and release to maximize the window. (see screenshot below)

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Option Four

Maximize Window using Maximize Caption Button


1 Click/tap on the Maximize caption button at the top right corner of the window. (see screenshot below)

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Option Five

Maximize Window using Title Bar Menu


1 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  • Right click on the title bar of the window, and click/tap on Maximize.
  • While the window is in focus, press the Alt + Space keys and release to open the title bar menu, and press the X key.
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Option Six

Maximize Window using Taskbar Menu


1 Press and hold the Shift key.

2 Right click on the window's taskbar icon. (see screenshot below)

3 Release the Shift key.

4 Click/tap on Maximize.

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Option Seven

Maximize Window from Taskbar Thumbnail Preview


1 Hover the pointer on the window's taskbar icon to see its thumbnail preview. (see screenshot below)

2 Right click on the taskbar thumbnail preview.

3 Click/tap on Maximize.

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Option Eight

Maximize Window from Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on the Processes tab. (see screenshot below)

3 Right click on the app (ex: "This PC" for File Explorer) you want to maximize its window.

4 Click/tap on Maximize.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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All good tricks for maximize. Now...... what's the trick for getting Task Manager to remember full screen on next open? TM seems to have a mind of it's own and doesn't follow any general rules that Explorer has for opening windows full screen. No, not a shortcut trick.
 

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