How to Use Aero Snap in Windows 10

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In Brief...

Aero Snap in Windows 10 allows you to quickly maximize or minimize an open window. To use Aero Snap to maximize a window, follow these four steps.

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  1. Click the title bar of the open window.
    Title Bar

  2. Drag it to the top of the desktop, and note that the outline of that window now fills the entire screen.
    Dragged to Top of Desktop

  3. Release the mouse button to maximize the window.
    Maximized Window

  4. To return the window to its previous size, click and drag the title bar away from the top of the desktop.
    Window in Previous Size

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.