How many different ways do you know to close a window in Windows? You can click the X in the upper-right corner, use the Alt + F4 shortcut, or right-click a Taskbar icon and choose Close window. But did you know there’s an old relic hanging out in Windows 10 that’s been around for decades?
In any Windows version, you can double-click in the upper-left corner of the title bar to close a window. For many programs, the spot you’ll need to click is marked by the app’s icon. This menu actually contains several other commands, like Restore, Move, and Minimize.
You can also activate this menu in any open app by pressing Alt + Space or by right-clicking the title bar.
Because keyboard shortcuts and newer Windows versions offer better ways to perform these functions, most people have forgotten about this menu. Probably its most useful function is the Move command, which lets you click and drag to slide a window around.
This comes in particularly handy when apps disappear off-screen — anyone who uses a laptop with a dock will know this annoyance. The Move command instantly snaps your mouse to the title bar of the affected app, so you don’t have to hunt around for it.
Most people probably don’t use this menu often, but it’s a neat trick to keep in your pocket. It’s fun to see what’s left over from Windows versions of old, and the Move command might save you some stress in the future!
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Did you know about this little hidden menu? Have you ever used this shortcut or the Move command? Tell us down in the comments!
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