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Fixes: Can’t Resize Window On Windows 11/10

Millions of people all over the world use the Windows 11/10 operating system. But, like any software, it can have problems that make users angry. People often have trouble because they Can’t Resize Window On Windows. Some users have trouble even just moving windows around on their desktops.

So, if you’re one of the people who can’t change the size of a window on a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, don’t worry you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll show you eight ways to resize windows on Windows 11/10 that actually work. Fixes range from simple changes to settings to more complex ways to fix problems, so keep reading to find the one that works best for you. you can visit Microsoft support center for further help.

5 Ways: Can’t Resize Window On Windows 11/10

Close All Apps

Sometimes, an app window that is already open can mess up how other app windows work. To find the app that’s causing the problem, save all of your work and then start closing apps one by one. After you close each app, try resizing the window so you can figure out which one is causing the problem.

Turn Off Tablet Mode

Windows 11 has removed Tablet Mode settings. Instead, it works automatically in the background. However, Windows 10 users will still find the Tablet mode toggle in the Action Center. Disable it to resize the window on your Windows computer. Otherwise, you can’t use a mouse and keyboard to resize any window. Press ˘Windows+A to launch Action Center and disable Tablet Mode (grey means off).

Change Screen Resolution and Display Scale

The resolution and scale of your computer monitor decide how windows and other things on the screen are shown and how they look. If you don’t know what you’re doing, most people should use the recommended or default settings. Did you made any changes?

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Disaply settings.
  2.  Settings will open in a new window. Scroll a little to find Scale and Display resolution options. Select the Recommended setting from the dropdown menu if not already for both. Also a good idea to make sure that Display orientation is set to Landscape which is right below it.

Run Antvirus, Malware Scanners

Your computer may have been infected with malware or a virus, making it hard to resize windows. First, launch Microsoft Defender or your favorite third-party antivirus app. Then Malwarebytes is what you should do. The free version of the app is fine, but the paid version is better. Malware and viruses are not the same thing.

Last but not least, you should get the latest version of Microsoft Safety Scanner and run it. This is a free tool that gets updated every week, but every time you use it, you have to download it again.

Try Restore Option

Several users have complained that they can either shrink the window all the way down to the Taskbar or make it as big as possible. On Windows 10 and 11 computers, there is no middle ground where they could drag the corners of the window to change its size.

Open the window you can’t change the size of. Right-click the button that looks like a hyphen at the top of the window bar, right before the Minimize button, and choose Restore.


Why can’t I resize a window?

Here’s a simple trick. Open the window that you want to resize but can’t. Right-click at the very top of the window bar just before the Minimize button (looks like a hyphen), and select Restore. This should reduce the size of the window but still keep at the top of all other open windows.

Why doesn t my desktop fit on screen Windows 11?

On your Windows 11 Desktop, right-click and select Display settings. In the pop-up display settings window, ensure the Scale and layout is set to 100%. Under the Resolution section, change to the proper resolution to make your monitor full screen.

How do you restore window sizes?

When you want to restore the window, hit the key combination Ctrl + Alt + R. Window Resizer will switch the program’s interface to its saved position and size.Oct 14, 2020

Kevin Hawk
Kevin Hawk
Over the past several years, Kevin Hawk has been writing about various technology-related topics, including computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology, toys, and smart homes. Outside of his professional life, Rob is quite enthusiastic about riding motorcycles, skiing and snowboarding, and participating in team sports, with football and cricket being two of his favorites.
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