Windows 10: Shortcut for maximising from snapped window

Discus and support Shortcut for maximising from snapped window in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, I've recently updated to W10, and am hoping I'm missing a shortcut for maximising snapped windows. I'm the sort of person that likes to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Bladesman, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Bladesman Win User

    Shortcut for maximising from snapped window


    Hi all,

    I've recently updated to W10, and am hoping I'm missing a shortcut for maximising snapped windows.

    I'm the sort of person that likes to minimise mouse use. I'm used to snapping windows to the left or right using the shortcut "Start + Left/Right Arrow". I can still use this, and I generally like the Snap Assist functionality that now comes with it.

    However, I am currently finding it quite annoying to use keyboard shortcuts to get out of this view (i.e. when you have 1 screen snapped left and 1 screen snapped right). The only shortcut I can find for maximising a screen is "Start + Up Arrow", however this will instead snap it to the top quadrant (on its respective side), and snap assist will ask you what you want to snap to the bottom quadrant. From what I can see, you then have to Esc out of this and then try "Start + Up Arrow" again.

    Is there not a keyboard shortcut to maximise directly from a snapped window? It's currently taking 3 keyboard shortcuts, which is sort of a paradox.

    It sounds fairly basic, but it's quite annoying when you are regularly snapping windows to left/right, and something I could do easily on W7.

    For completeness, steps to reproduce:

    1. Have several windows open in W10, (min. 3). Also, have snap assist turned on in settings
    2. "Start + Left Arrow" to snap active screen to left. Snap assist should appear on right
    3. Use Arrow Keys and Enter to select a window to snap to right
    Imagine working on these screens for a bit
    4. Now try to maximise a window, use shortcut "Start + Up Arrow" - doesn't work, screen will snap to top left/right
    5. Press Esc to exit Snap Assist
    6. Again try to maximise window, use shortcut "Start + Up Arrow"

    If anyone could help me find a way to end the process at step 4, that would be lovely!

    Thanks a lot,

    Tom

    :)
     
    Bladesman, Jan 26, 2016
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  2. Mikeytc Win User

    I am so sick of having to maximise each web page I open in windows 10. It is totally ridiculous that a fix that works does not appear to be available.

    I am using IE 11 and it happens with every web page shortcut bar one I open. I can maximise the open page, close it and when I reopen it I need to maximise the page again. The exception is the page set as my home page. On this page I can select maximised
    from the properties tab and it will always do that. This facility to maximise is not available with any other shortcut.
     
    Mikeytc, Jan 26, 2016
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  3. J. B.M Win User
    WINDOW EXPLORER not opening / maximising in WINDOW 10

    You have used the same Shortcut for Maximise and Minimise! Up arrow + Windows key is Maximise!

    I have the properties set in the Task Bar shortcut for Maximised and it don't work! Nor does Windows key + E. and the same with any other method of opening the FE.

    When I first open the File Explorer I need to maximise it and then close it to be able to have a Maximised FE until I next restart Windows 10 Pro. This applies to all methods of opening FE, so repeat for each method which is a RRPA.

    An RRPA (Right Royal Pain in the ****)

    *All spelling anglicised. Funny Win Answers insists on American spell corrections but recognises an Anglo Saxon word for a our personal refuse disposal orifice!
     
    J. B.M, Jan 26, 2016
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  4. philc43 Win User

    Shortcut for maximising from snapped window

    Try ALT + Spacebar + X
     
    philc43, Jan 26, 2016
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