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Moving around

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. 

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 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 QuickBooks. 

Restore button (containing two triangles) is XE "restore button"  shown at the upper right corner of Program Manager , 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.

Maximize 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.

Minimize 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 the object.

 

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