Hidden Control Buttons

Hidden Control Buttons That you Don’t Know in MS-Word

Hidden Control Buttons are contextual, that appears based upon the Left or Right-click on the Title bar. There is a slight difference between the Hidden Control Buttons and the Control Buttons. In general, the control buttons include Minimize, Restore Down/Maximize and Close, which appear at the top right corner of the MS Office Suite of Applications (Right to the Ribbon Display Options). But the Hidden Control Buttons dialogue box appears at the top left corner of MS-Office Suite of Applications only when you click on this blank area or, right-click on the title bar as shown in the picture given below. The Hidden Control Buttons include Restore Down, Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize and Close. These are explained below:

Contextual Window Control Buttons
Contextual Window Control Buttons

Video Tutorial on Hidden Control Buttons in MS-Word:

Restore a Window/Word document:

When you click on the restore down button, automatically the size of a window decreases on the desktop (screen). Generally, it is easy to Resize or Move the window, open files, and share the contents from one document to another.

How to Restore Down a Window/Word document when using the Hidden Control Buttons in MS Word?

  1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). Now you can get the hidden control button. 
  2. Now click on the Restore button, then the size of a window shrinks on the screen (desktop) automatically .
  3. Move your cursor at any corner/side of the application till your mouse cursor changes as a double-headed arrow,
  4. Then click and hold down the left mouse button, and then drag in or out of the word document/application to (Resize) increase or decrease the application size.
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Maximizing a Window/Word document:

When you click on the Maximize button, automatically the size of an application fits the window. Generally, it is easy to work when a document is on the Maximize mode.

How to Maximize the Window/Word document when using the Hidden Control Buttons in MS-Word?

  1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). Now you can get the hidden control button. 
  2. After that click on the Maximize button, then automatically the size of a window Grows (increases) on the screen (desktop).

Moving a Window/Word document:

You can move the document from one place to another on the desktop for your convenience when it is on Restore Down mode.

How to Move a Window/Word document when using the Hidden Control Buttons in MS-Word?

  1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). Now you can get the hidden control button 
  2. Now click on the Restore button, then automatically the size of a window shrinks on the screen (desktop).
  3. Then use the arrow keys of a keyboard, to move the window left, right, up, or down also you can move the window using the mouse, before once pressing any arrow key of the keyboard.
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Changing the Size of a Window/Word document:

You can resize the word application on the desktop for your convenience when it is on Restore Down mode.

How to Resize the Window/Word document when using the Hidden Control Buttons in MS-Word?

  1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). Now you can get the hidden control button.
  2. Now click on the Restore button, then automatically the size of a window shrinks on the screen (desktop).
  3. Then use the arrow keys of a keyboard, to resize the window left, right, up, or down also you can Resize the window using the mouse, before once pressing any arrow key of the keyboard.

Minimizing a Window/Word document:

When you minimize your window/application, the application hides, then you can see an application icon on the taskbar. The Minimize mode of a window/ an application helps you see the desktop.

Steps to follow in Minimizing the Window/Word document:

1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right-click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). 

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2. Now you can get the hidden control button
3. Then click on the “Minimize”.

Closing a Window/Word document:

Closing is an exit from an application.

Step to Follow in Closing a window/ word document:

  1. Click on the top left corner of the Title bar which is on the left to the Quick Access Toolbar or right click on the Title bar (Title bar appears on the top of the word document). Now you can get the hidden control button. 
  2. Then click on the Close(Alt+F4).

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FAQ:

What are the Hidden Control Buttons?

The Hidden Control Buttons are contextual, that appears based upon the Left or Right-click on the Title bar. There is a slight difference between the Hidden Control Buttons and the Control Buttons. In general, the control buttons include Minimize, Restore Down/Maximize and Close, which appear at the top right corner of the MS Office Suite of Applications (Right to the Ribbon Display Options). But the Hidden Control Buttons dialogue box appears at the top left corner of MS-Office Suite of Applications only when you click on this blank area or, right-click on the title bar as shown in the picture given below. The Hidden Control Buttons include Restore Down, Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize and Close.