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Shortcut keys to maximize window ras2000 10/4/10 12:45 AM
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Operating system: Vista

The only thing I miss from using IE and Firefox is being able to maximize a window with shortcut keys.

In the other programs, pressing alt, spacebar and then x will maximize the window, but for some reason, this does not work in Chrome, I just get the normal option menu.

I would have thought that this functionality was part of the OS, but Chrome is the only program I use that doesn't support this.
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window vasa1 10/4/10 1:07 AM
@ras2000, on WinXP SP3, it works exactly as you described: alt+spacebar and then x. and the Chrome window maximises; alt+spacebar and then n, minimises. And then, when Chrome is minimised, Alt+tab brings it back.

Could it be a Vista thing?

Or ...

Do you share your PC with someone else who may have tweaked the accessibility options?

What do you see when you hit alt+spacebar? What do you mean by "normal option menu"?
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window ras2000 10/4/10 1:45 AM
Hey

Strange it works in XP. When I hit alt + spacebar, I get the same menu as when I click the tool icon in the upper right hand corner, New tab, New window, so on.

Must be a Vista thing if it works on your XP, I'll have to try it on a 7. But I don't see why it shouldn't work on the Vista, when it works on the other programs I run on the same computer.
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window ras2000 10/4/10 1:48 AM
Oh, and no, nobody has tweaked my accessability options.
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window ras2000 10/4/10 7:10 AM
Very sorry, it does actually work. In earlier versions of windows, one had to press the alt key, let go, then press spacebar. The alt key moved the focus to the top bar, the spacebar opened the window size menu.

Now one has to press the keys simultaneously, and then it works fine.
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window vasa1 10/4/10 7:20 AM
@ras2000: even in XP, one has to press the alt and spacebar together (alt+spacebar) for the Windows options to appear. But in Chrome, alt, spacebar (that is alt, release, then spacebar) brings up the Wrench options!

Anyway, it's good your problem is solved and it's decent of you to report back! :-)
Re: Shortcut keys to maximize window ras2000 10/4/10 7:29 AM
When I said earlier, I meant win 2k and back. but thanks for your timem I can now close this thread.