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Unread 16-08-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk
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what does holding control and clicking close do?

I was reading some instructions that said
"Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

hold control and click close.

I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
stuff, but nothing about that one
http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
Galen Somerville
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?


<jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...
>I was reading some instructions that said
> "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "
>
> what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /
>
> hold control and click close.
>
> I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> stuff, but nothing about that one
> http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html
>

When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
screen.

So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
and hit close.

Galen


 
Unread 16-08-2007, 11:55 AM   #3
Galen Somerville
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?


<jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...
>I was reading some instructions that said
> "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "
>
> what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /
>
> hold control and click close.
>
> I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> stuff, but nothing about that one
> http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html
>

When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
screen.

So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
and hit close.

Galen


 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #4
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182098665.127112.150810@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> >
> > news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...>I was reading some instructions that said
> > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > screen.
> >
> > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > and hit close.
> >
> > Galen

>
> Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> top left hand corner makes a difference.
>
>
> Anyhow.
>
> If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> starts up in that new resized form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?
>
>
>

Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
always open "Maximized":
1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
Once the properties sheet opens:
1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
from the drop-down list.
3) click on "OK"

Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182098665.127112.150810@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> >
> > news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...>I was reading some instructions that said
> > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > screen.
> >
> > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > and hit close.
> >
> > Galen

>
> Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> top left hand corner makes a difference.
>
>
> Anyhow.
>
> If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> starts up in that new resized form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?
>
>
>

Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
always open "Maximized":
1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
Once the properties sheet opens:
1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
from the drop-down list.
3) click on "OK"

Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #6
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182098665.127112.150810@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> >
> > news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...>I was reading some instructions that said
> > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > screen.
> >
> > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > and hit close.
> >
> > Galen

>
> Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> top left hand corner makes a difference.
>
>
> Anyhow.
>
> If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> starts up in that new resized form.
>
> It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.
>
> So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?
>
>
>

Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
always open "Maximized":
1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
Once the properties sheet opens:
1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
from the drop-down list.
3) click on "OK"

Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182106811.703354.40780@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups. com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On 17 Jun, 18:06, Donald McDaniel <orthocr...***********> wrote:
> > In article <1182098665.127112.150...@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
> > jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk says...
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > > > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message

> >
> > > >news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googleg roups.com...>Iwas reading some instructions that said
> > > > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > > > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > > > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > > > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > > > screen.

> >
> > > > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > > > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > > > and hit close.

> >
> > > > Galen

> >
> > > Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> > > happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> > > top left hand corner makes a difference.

> >
> > > Anyhow.

> >
> > > If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> > > maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> > > starts up in that new resized form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?

> >
> > Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
> > always open "Maximized":
> > 1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
> > 2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
> > Once the properties sheet opens:
> > 1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
> > 2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
> > from the drop-down list.
> > 3) click on "OK"
> >
> > Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
> > --
> >
> > Donald L McDaniel
> > orthocr...***********

>
> no.
> you didn't see the original post
>
> I was and am asking what does holding control and clicking close do
>
>
>


In Gravity 2.6, build 2060, holding Ctrl down while one clicks on the "Close"
icon closes Gravity. So I assume it does the same in other programs.
I just checked it in IE 7, and the key/mouse sequence you describe closes the
main window, just as it does in Gravity. So my guess is, that mouse/key
sequence closes the current program. My further guess is, the Ctrl key in that
sequence does nothing, and is ignored when clicking on the "Close" icon.

--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182106811.703354.40780@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups. com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On 17 Jun, 18:06, Donald McDaniel <orthocr...***********> wrote:
> > In article <1182098665.127112.150...@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
> > jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk says...
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > > > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message

> >
> > > >news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googleg roups.com...>Iwas reading some instructions that said
> > > > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > > > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > > > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > > > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > > > screen.

> >
> > > > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > > > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > > > and hit close.

> >
> > > > Galen

> >
> > > Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> > > happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> > > top left hand corner makes a difference.

> >
> > > Anyhow.

> >
> > > If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> > > maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> > > starts up in that new resized form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?

> >
> > Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
> > always open "Maximized":
> > 1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
> > 2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
> > Once the properties sheet opens:
> > 1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
> > 2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
> > from the drop-down list.
> > 3) click on "OK"
> >
> > Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
> > --
> >
> > Donald L McDaniel
> > orthocr...***********

>
> no.
> you didn't see the original post
>
> I was and am asking what does holding control and clicking close do
>
>
>


In Gravity 2.6, build 2060, holding Ctrl down while one clicks on the "Close"
icon closes Gravity. So I assume it does the same in other programs.
I just checked it in IE 7, and the key/mouse sequence you describe closes the
main window, just as it does in Gravity. So my guess is, that mouse/key
sequence closes the current program. My further guess is, the Ctrl key in that
sequence does nothing, and is ignored when clicking on the "Close" icon.

--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #9
Donald McDaniel
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

In article <1182106811.703354.40780@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups. com>,
jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk says...
> On 17 Jun, 18:06, Donald McDaniel <orthocr...***********> wrote:
> > In article <1182098665.127112.150...@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>,
> > jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk says...
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Jun 14, 8:15 pm, "Galen Somerville" <g...@community.nospam> wrote:
> > > > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message

> >
> > > >news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googleg roups.com...>Iwas reading some instructions that said
> > > > > "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "

> >
> > > > > what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /

> >
> > > > > hold control and click close.

> >
> > > > > I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> > > > > stuff, but nothing about that one
> > > > >http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html

> >
> > > > When a window opens at less than full screen, you can hit the Maximize
> > > > button. But the next time that window will still open at less than full
> > > > screen.

> >
> > > > So grab the title bar and move window to upper left corner. Then grab lower
> > > > corner of window and expand to lower right corner. Now hold down Control key
> > > > and hit close.

> >
> > > > Galen

> >
> > > Well, you still haven't said . You just said try this and see what
> > > happens. And you've made it appear as if dragging the window to the
> > > top left hand corner makes a difference.

> >
> > > Anyhow.

> >
> > > If I open notepad, maximise the screen. Close notepad. It won't stay
> > > maximised. It stays in 'restore' form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > If I resize the restored form, and close notepad, then reopen it, it
> > > starts up in that new resized form.

> >
> > > It makes no difference whether I hold ctrl and click close, or not.

> >
> > > So, when does holding control and clicking close make a difference?

> >
> > Try this instead if you want Notepad (or any program with resizable windows) to
> > always open "Maximized":
> > 1) right-click the short-cut you use to open Notepad
> > 2) choose "Properties" from the popup menu
> > Once the properties sheet opens:
> > 1) click on the "Shortcut" tab (it should open with that tab already chosen).
> > 2) click on the pull-down arrow to the right of "Run" and choose "Maximized"
> > from the drop-down list.
> > 3) click on "OK"
> >
> > Your chosen program will always start Maximized after this.
> > --
> >
> > Donald L McDaniel
> > orthocr...***********

>
> no.
> you didn't see the original post
>
> I was and am asking what does holding control and clicking close do
>
>
>


In Gravity 2.6, build 2060, holding Ctrl down while one clicks on the "Close"
icon closes Gravity. So I assume it does the same in other programs.
I just checked it in IE 7, and the key/mouse sequence you describe closes the
main window, just as it does in Gravity. So my guess is, that mouse/key
sequence closes the current program. My further guess is, the Ctrl key in that
sequence does nothing, and is ignored when clicking on the "Close" icon.

--

Donald L McDaniel
orthocross***********
Please reply to the correct newsgroup and thread
================================================
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:45 PM   #10
Gary S. Terhune
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Re: what does holding control and clicking close do?

It forces Windows to write the window's settings to the Registry so that
they're remembered next time you open it.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

<jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1181847795.954922.294790@i13g2000prf.googlegr oups.com...
>I was reading some instructions that said
> "Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button "
>
> what does it do, to hold ctrl and click close ? /
>
> hold control and click close.
>
> I checked this link, which has some good shortcuts holding control and
> stuff, but nothing about that one
> http://www.computers.net/2005/11/windows_keyboar.html
>



 
 

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