Close or Move Windows in Windows Vista - dummies

Close or Move Windows in Windows Vista

By Andy Rathbone

You often need to close or move windows in Windows Vista to be more productive. You close a window by clicking its Close button. You move a window by dragging its title bar.

Close a window

When you’re through working in a window, close it: Click the little X in its upper-right corner. Zap: You’re back to an empty desktop.

If you try to close your window before finishing your work, be it a game of Solitaire or a report for the boss, Windows cautiously asks whether you’d like to save your work. Take it up on its offer by clicking Yes and, if necessary, choosing a name so that you can find your work later.

Move a window

Sometimes you want to move a window to a different place on the desktop. Perhaps part of the window hangs off the edge, and you want it centered. Or maybe you want one window closer to another.

In either case, you can move a window by dragging and dropping its title bar, that thick bar along its top. When you drop the window in place, the window not only remains where you’ve dragged and dropped it but also stays on top of the pile.