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Tech Tip for Writers #21: How to Make a Small Webpage Window Big

tech tipsTech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: When I open the internet (or a document), the window is small. It barely fills half the screen. What’s the quickest way to make it bigger?

A: There are two easy solutions, one faster than the other

  • Click the maximize box in the upper right corner of the document.
  • If you have youngers whose fine motor skills aren’t quite there and aiming/clicking that tiny box is really a challenge, here’s a better way: Double click the blue title bar at the top of the document. That takes care of it without aiming at the tiny spot.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

5 thoughts on “Tech Tip for Writers #21: How to Make a Small Webpage Window Big

  1. This is just a small trick that I use when I have to maximise a window, but I don’t want to grab for my mouse.

    Alt + Spacebar + x

    (Alt and spacebar have to be held simultaneously, and then the x is pressed)

    Just thought I might share this. Love your site


  2. Pingback: 10 Hits and Misses for 2011 « Jacqui Murray's WordDreams…

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