SUMMARY: Maximize or minimize the current window, or dock it on the left or right side of the screen.
When working with multiple windows simultaneously on a Windows 7 system, you occasionally will need to move some windows out of the way while increasing the size of others. Window management can be done via the keyboard with the following shortcuts:
Windows + Up-Arrow: Maximizes the current window.
Windows + Down-Arrow: Restores the original size of a maximized window - for other windows, minimizes them.
Windows + Left-Arrow: Docks the current window on the left side of the screen (see the below screenshot for an example):
Windows + Right-Arrow: Likewise, docks the current window on the right side of the screen:
Docking makes it easier to work with two windows side-by-side.
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