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Windows 95 is designed to have several programs running at once.  Handling them requires a few simple skills.  Most objects run in a window that has its own share of the screen.  This however can be changed to suit your needs. 

Full Screen means a program XE "full screen:selecting display takes up all available space on the screen.

Restore puts the XE "restore:window"  object back into the mode in which it was previously running. 

Minimize reduces the XE "minimize:window"  object to a button down in the taskbar.

The view next below shows the upper left and upper right corners of  QuickBooks and a bank account register, both running full screen.  Notice that on the right there are two identical sets of buttons, one set for the program (QuickBooks) and one for the current activity (bank account register.)

Close buttons (small x) shut XE "close button"  down a window or exit a program.  The one on the bank account register merely closes the display of that account.

Restore buttons (small double squares) are XE "restore button"  showing in the illustration above, indicating that QuickBooks and the register are each running full screen.  Clicking either button basically is a command to make the view of the object as big as it was before.  From full screen the view will generally will return to a window on part of the screen, sharing with any other windows currently open.  The active window is usually on top.

Minimize buttons ( _ symbol) reduce XE "minimize button"  objects either to the taskbar, or to a box at the bottom of the screen with its own set of controls which can be used to reactivate them into either normal or maximize mode, or to close them.

Maximize buttons (small squares) showing XE "maximize button"  in the illustration below indicate that the objects are running in normal windows. Clicking this button enlarges the view to take up all the available space on the screen (full screen). QuickBooks is usually better run at full screen.

Icons (in the top left corners of these views) if XE "control menu"  clicked once, drop a control menu.  Clicked twice, they close the object.

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Situation: You are running a program full screen, on top of another program which was also running full screen, and you want to start a third, from its icon on the desktop.  How can you get directly to the desktop?  You can point the mouse in a blank area of the taskbar, and right click.  From the menu select Minimize all windows.   You can also do this without the mouse.  Newer keyboards have a start key, bearing the Windows logo.  If you press and hold the start key, and then tap M, all windows XE "minimize all windows"  will be minimized. ( If you simply press and release the start key, you get the Start menu.)

 

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