Windows 3.1 is designed to
have several programs running at once, and it
can deal with a few. Handling them
requires some simple skills. Most
programs run in a window that has its own
share of the screen. This however can be
changed to suit your needs.
means a program XE "full screen:selecting display takes up all available space on the screen.
puts the XE "restore:window" object back into the mode in which it was previously running.
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
Program Manager, QuickBooks, and a bank
account register. Program Manager is
running full screen. In front of it,
QuickBooks is running in a windows, and the
account register in a window in within
button (containing two triangles) is XE "restore button" shown at the upper right corner of
, meaning that it is running full screen. Clicking this 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.
buttons (triangle with tip pointing up) indicate that QuickBooks and the check register are each
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.
buttons (triangle with tip pointing down) reduce XE "minimize button" programs to icons, with
default locations along the bottom of the screen.
Control Menu buttons
if XE "control menu" clicked once, drop a control menu. Double clicked, they close